Ink Review #318: Monteverde California Teal


It's teal week! I love teal-it's my favorite color so I've been looking forward to this week. First we are taking a look at Monteverde California Teal. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.


The color:

California Teal isn't quite a teal, it's closer to a green that leans a little bit blue. 



In large swabs you can see the beautiful dark pink 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: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadinghigh sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Deep Sea, Monteverde California Teal, and Robert Oster Marine. When comparing California Teal against other teal inks, it looks much more green.

Monteverde Jade Noir, Robert Oster Peppermint, and Robert Oster Emerald. When comparing California Teal against green inks, it looks more teal. Click here to see the teal inks together, and here for the green inks.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow.


Overall, I enjoyed this ink. I really enjoy the flow of Monteverde inks, and they are one of the more affordable brands. 

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