Ink Review: Vinta Inks Salimbay

In my quest for perwinkle inks, I thought Vinta Inks Salimbay (30mL for $15.00) from the Fairy Tale Collection looked promising, and I wasn’t wrong!

It may be a bit bard to tell from my camera, but Salimbay is a lovely bright purple ink with deeper blue undertones and a pretty pink shimmer. It’s got that perfect twilight feel with almost a pearlized finish that makes it seem magical.

The ink is fairly light in smaller nibs (this one shades and sheens a bit), but still remains readable in print. Interestingly enough, the large droplets on this one don’t give off the sheen – they’re just purply blue, rimmed with darker edges.

In terms of other inks in my collection the closest in hue and intensity is probably Stipula Deep Blue. Dominant Industry Periwinkle Twinkle is much darker and blue leaning, and even Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire and Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai are still very blue. I think Salimbay really gets at my desire for something a little purple and even a little pink on top of blue. It’s a complex color and I really love it – I just bought a sample, but I might need a bottle!

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