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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Monteverde Green: Ink Review

Adam used Monteverde Green in the latest Monday Matchup. I was pleasantly surprised at the depths of this ink. Despite its name, it seems more like a blue/green jade-like color to me. I loved the shading and flow!


Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):
  • Slow- This is a pretty wet ink with a long dry time. You may want to set this aside to dry before turning the page!

Drip Test (Water Resistance):
  • Low- This ink pretty much disappears when you add water to it.

Saturation:
  • High- This is a highly pigmented ink! You can see that it stays strong through the three applications.

Ease of Cleaning:
  • Easy- Low water resistance makes this ink an easy clean. A simple rinse of the nib and it disappears!

Shading:
  • Medium- It shades really well for this color. Darker greens tend to give a bit more shading which is why I gave it a medium rating.

Flow:
  • Medium- While wet, it flows nicely from the pen.

Packaging and Aesthetics:
  • 90ml bottle that comes in a well designed box
  • The bottle has a wide opening, easy to fill 
  • Pleasing design, but not a show stopper


Summary: 
Monteverde Green was a pleasant surprise! It has great shading, is wet, and is very pleasant to look at. I can see this being a great ink for writing letters or doing ink washes. It's also at a very reasonable price point!


Monteverde Green is available at Gouletpens.com in a 90ml bottle for $12.50 and in a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.


What do you think of Monteverde Green? Do you have a favorite green ink?

Write on,
Madigan 

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