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!


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.


  • 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!

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

What do you think? Do you have a favorite green ink?

Write on,