Ink Review #853: Monteverde Blue Black


We are continuing on with blue black inks this week, today’s is Monteverde Blue Black. I purchased my ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Blue Black is a dark blue black that leans toward purple.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink looks less purple than it does in writing. There’s a tiny bit of red 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: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, tiny sheen, and no shimmer. You can only see the sheen in huge swabs on Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Blue Black is similar to Robert Oster Blue Black, they both have purple tones. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together, and click here to see the blue-black inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I really enjoyed this ink. It has a lovely wet flow, some nice shading, and is at a great price point.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.