Ink Review #647: Monteverde Erinite


Monteverde Erinite from the Monteverde Gemstones collection is a light minty green. It reminds me of the color of vintage green inks like Waterman Tropic Green and Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green. This color range has made a bit of a comeback recently with inks like Birmingham Green Weenie and Robert Oster Opal Green (you can see these inks compared below). I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Erinite ranges from a very light mint green to a bright medium green.



In large swabs you can see the lovely shading.


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 shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib and a bit in the other nib sizes as well.

Comparison Swabs:


Erinite is similar to vintage Waterman Tropic Green and Robert Oster Opal Green. Click here to see the Monteverde Inks together, and click here to see the green inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Transparent Green with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, this ink seemed a bit drier than the other Monteverde inks I’ve tried, and it’s a bit light in the smaller nib sizes. It’s ok, but it’s definitely not my favorite Monteverde ink.

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.