Ink Review #80: Montegrappa Violet

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Today's ink is Montegrappa Violet. I love purple inks. You can find this ink at Goulet Pens

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The color...

Violet is a medium purple. I was a little shocked when I made this swab-this ink is the first one I've ever seen to feather on Col-o-ring cards. 

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The ink drops did show some feathering. The ink drops also bled through 5 pages of 68 gsm Tomoe River paper (usually ink drops only bleed through the page I put the ink on).

Dry time: Violet dried in 10 seconds. 

Water resistance: Violet is pretty water resistant. I would say medium-high water resistance. 

Feathering: Violet feathered on every single paper I tried it on. 

Show through: Violet had medium to high show through on all of the papers. 

I had some flow issues with the broad nib, it was just gushing ink. I wiped off the nib again, and it got a bit better, but I still had some problems. 

Bleeding: Violet bled on every single paper. On Leuchtturm paper, it bled to the other side of the page, and the next page as well.

Other properties: I didn't see any shading or sheen from this ink. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (or top to bottom for RSS): Diamine Violet, Montegrappa Violet, and Sheaffer Purple. To see the Montegrappa ink swabs together, click here

Akkerman #14 Parkpop Purple, Sailor Jentle Ultramarine, and Diamine Imperial Blue. To see all of the purple inks together, click here

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Longer writing:

I used a Pilot 912 FA on Tomoe River paper. The ink felt pretty wet to me. 

Overall, this ink dries quickly (10 seconds), and fairly water resistant, but the bleeding and feathering on every paper makes me glad I only have a sample of this ink and not a full bottle. 

Disclaimer: This sample was sent to me by Goulet Pens in exchange for an honest review. There are no affiliate links on this page.