Ink Review #754: Monteverde DC Supershow Blue


Monteverde DC Supershow Blue was debuted at the 2018 DC Pen Show, and since then has become part of the regular lineup. I love bright blues, and this one is a gorgeous blue! Thanks to Monteverde for sending it over for review.


The color:

DC Supershow Blue is a medium, vibrant blue.



In large swabs you can see some of the coppery-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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was visible in medium, broad and flex nibs on Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the larger nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


DC Supershow is similar to Monteverde Ocean Noir, but it’s a bit brighter. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together, and click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Transparent Blue with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, it’s a gorgeous bright blue and has some shading and sheen too. It does feel like a more vibrant version of Monteverde Ocean Noir, so you probably don’t need both.

Disclaimer: This product was provided by Monteverde for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.