Ink Review #599: Montblanc Irish Green


Montblanc Irish Green is what I consider to be a good classic green. I think it’s a perfect St. Patrick’s Day green. The ink is available in 60ml bottles and cartridges.


The color:

Irish Green is a beautiful medium green.



In large swabs you can see some of the black sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, low sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the large nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Montblanc Irish Green is closest to Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku, but Irish Green is a bit darker in writing. Click here to see the green inks together, and click here to see the Montblanc inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Montegrappa Copper Mule with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I really like this ink. It’s a great color, has pretty shading and is well behaved. I’m adding a full bottle to my wish list.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.