Yes that’s right this is blue black ink. It’s definitely more blue than black. It has some subtle shading that goes from dark blue to a muted grey-blue. Platinum Blue Black is a rather run of a mill ink for me. It’s not my favourite blue black or blue ink. Giveaway of ink cartridges is closed. I wasn't able to contact everyone who has left me a comment so I've decided to give it all to the only one I've managed to get in contact with.