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!

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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!

Inks Similar in Color:

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.

You can find a 30ml bottle of Monteverde Napa Burgundy at GouletPens.com for $15.00, a box of 12 cartridges for $6.00, or a 2ml sample is also available for $1.25.

Do you have a favorite burgundy ink? Let us know in the comments!

Write On,