Monteverde Black – Handwritten Ink Review

Monteverde Black Fountain Pen Ink Review 8PenLamy Safari, Fine Nib
Ink: Monteverde Black
Paper: Rhodia dotPad, No. 16 – Top Spiral Bound

Notes:
I almost wrote this ink off as another black ink, that I wasn’t overly interested in trying out. I’m really glad I loaded it up though. It may be the combo of pen, nib, and ink that just works, but I really like the Monteverde Black. It’s lighter than a lot of black inks out there, but not quite grey. It’s much lighter than my go-to black (Sailor Kiwa Guro Nano Black) but it’s a nice change of pace. The ink does shade a bit, which some people like in a black ink, and others don’t. I definitely don’t mind it. Monteverde Black really shines in it’s smoothness. It goes down on the page really nicely, doesn’t feather, and dries relatively quick. There’s not much else to say, other than I think I may end up with a bottle.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the review!

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You can see some shading in the writing. This would probably be more pronounced in a broader nib. This sample was with a Lamy fine.
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Some shading, but definitely would be more with a broader nib.
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The Monteverde Black gets darker with more passes, but still doesn’t make its way through the Rhodia page.
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You can see that it’s a good bit lighter than the Iroshizuku take-sumi. It also has a bit of a reddish undertone when comparing the two.
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The “K” could have been a bit dryer. Whoops.

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3 thoughts on “Monteverde Black – Handwritten Ink Review

  1. Hi Ed thanks for the rewiew.
    They sell these bottles of ink at a Fry’s Electronics near me. I was surprised.
    The best I was able to find at staples or office max was a bottle if parker quink, or sheaffer cartridges.
    Have you tried this ink on poor quality copy paper, with a wet writing pen? I’m curious to see how it does in the feathering/bleedthrough department under adverse conditions.

    1. Hey,

      Unfortunately not, I’ve only tried the ink in a Lamy Safari, Fine nib. I liked it quite a bit on there, but I can’t comment on it’s performance elsewhere.

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