Ink Review #585: Montblanc Pink


I like reviewing old limited edition inks so I can find good alternatives. A while ago a pen friend sent me a sample of Montblanc Pink, a special edition ink from 2015, and I’ve been waiting to give it a go. Let’s take a look!


The color:

Pink is a pretty medium pink, almost a bubblegum.

Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in the large nib sizes, and a little bit of bleeding, so it did ok, but not great on cheap paper.

Comparison Swabs:


Pink is similar to Lamy Vibrant Pink, Taccia Momo Pink and Diamine Cerise, but they aren’t an exact match. Click here to see the pink inks together, and click here to see the Montblanc inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Pastel Pink with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I would use Lamy Vibrant Pink, Taccia Momo Pink or Diamine Cerise for currently available alternatives.

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this ink from a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.