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.
Erinite ranges from a very light mint green to a bright medium green.
In large swabs you can see the lovely shading.
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
Show through: Medium
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.
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.