Hello there! Have you ever found yourself looking for a nice burgundy or wine colored ink? I have a great option to take a look at! Monteverde Napa Burgundy has a lot of great qualities and may be just what you’re looking for!
- 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):
- More than 30 seconds– It was still smearing a little bit at 30 seconds, so I imagine it would have been totally dry around 35 or 40 seconds.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Medium – The ink did smear, but the line left behind was still pretty defined and visible, so I would say the ink has a little bit of water resistance.
- Low – You could see a difference between swabs 1,2, and 3, so, while the ink doesn’t look very light when writing, it isn’t super saturated.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Easy – The ink was easily cleaned out of my Al-Star with some simple flushing!
- Medium – This has some nice shading to it! You can see some variation in color throughout letters.
- Wet – This is a nice wet ink that flowed well on my paper. The lubrication in the ink definitely helps with that!
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- Monteverde inks come in really nice classic looking bottles. They are simple, but serve the purpose they need to!
I’m a fan of this ink! It’s a lovely color and flows nicely. The shading also adds a lot to it and I imagine it would look really nice if you wrote out a letter with it. The water resistance surprised me, and made it even more appealing.
Do you have a favorite burgundy ink? Let us know in the comments!