Ink Review #299: Monteverde Amethyst


I've always loved purples, so today let's take a look at Monteverde Amethyst. My birthstone is Amethyst so of course I had to give this one a try. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens.


The color:

Amethyst is a beautiful, bright medium purple. 



In large swabs there is some bright green sheen around the edges.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingtiny sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink performed well, no issues that I noticed.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Monteverde Mulberry Noir, Monteverde Amethyst, and Monteverde Rose Noir. I'm a fan of Monteverde purples. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a Pelikan 400N and medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow.


Overall, I really enjoyed this ink. The flow is wet and nicely lubricated. The color is beautiful, and it's one of the more affordable ink brands.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.