Ink Review #564: Monteverde Caribbean Blue


I love the flow of Monteverde inks, so I have high hopes for Caribbean Blue. You can find it at Pen Chalet.


The color:

Caribbean Blue is a beautiful bright, light blue. I would call it a sky blue.



In large swabs there is just a little bit of 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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, a tiny bit of sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible in large swabs on Tomoe River paper.

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

Comparison Swabs:


Caribbean Blue is very close to Taccia Sora Sky Blue. It’s just a little bit lighter than Montblanc Unicef and Lamy Pacific Blue (Turquoise) in writing. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together, and here to see the blue inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used an Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, this is a beautiful ink. It performs well, has a nice flow and even some shading (it’s pretty affordable too).

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