on saleDe Atramentis Pearlescent Brilliant Violet-Copper - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA3127

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on saleDe Atramentis Pearlescent Brilliant Violet-Copper - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA3127

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45ml Bottle

This purple fountain pen ink features added copper pearlescent shimmer. Shimmering inks work best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the shine. De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 45ml glass bottle.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

Note: De Atramentis is in the process of changing their bottled ink lids. What is pictured might differ from what you receive. We cannot honor special requests.

De Atramentis
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.5mm (0.73in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Absolutely beautiful ink

This is one of only two inks that I've bought a full-size bottle of after trying it in sample form. It's a stunningly beautiful bright purple with a bit more pink than many others, and the copper shines through and makes it quite literally sparkle. If I had one complaint, sometimes the copper almost surges and you get a section that is much more metallic than others; but I like that effect so I won't count it as a complaint.

Heidi C.
Many small particles - recommend combining with another purple ink

The small particles kept clogging my regular pens (TWISBI Ecos and Lamy converter cartridges). I just combined this with De Atramentis Lilac scented ink. I still get the sparkles (plus a bonus of scented ink!), but without all of the cloggings. I weirdly do not have this issue with the pink version of this product.

Lenny E.
Great ink. Rich and beautiful.

Wonderful ink. One of the best in my collection.

Teresa S.

I love the color of this ink, however, I'm having trouble finding a good pen for it given that there are so many shimmer particles that they were literally caked on the cap when I opened it. In retrospect, I should have checked the sparkle of the ink in the bottle before working those particles back into the ink. It takes a lot of care to prevent clogging and more cleaning that usual, so I'm using it in pens with smaller converters (compared to my normal TWSBI Ecos, I suppose.) That allows me to clean it frequently enough to prevent clogging.

Beautiful, but...

Based on looks alone, this ink would be in my top two (along with J. Herbin Emeraude de Chivor). If you shake the bottle and rotate the pen a bit as you're going, you get beautiful, sparkly writing that beats almost anything else I've tried.Unfortunately, all that sparkle leads to major clogging issues. Even my wettest broad nib pens go dry mid-sentence and I have to go clean the nib and converter. No other ink has given me more trouble with consistent ink flow. I might give it a try in a flex or stub nib, but I've given up on using it in the rest.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.