Update/Disclaimer: This ink is now called Emerald Green. It is the same color and properties. (Updated February 2020)
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!
- Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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
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!
What do you think? Do you have a favorite green ink?