Ink Review #218: Monteverde Garnet


It's pink week! So far we have made it through two pink inks this week, and today's pink ink is Monteverde Garnet. Garnet is from the Monteverde Gemstones line of ten inks. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens


The color:

Garnet is a bright magenta. 


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds-this ink actually dried pretty fast for how wet the flow is.

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Deep Magenta, Monteverde Garnet, and Callifolio Andrinople. Right now I think I like Garnet better than Andrinople, just because it has a wetter flow.

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo, Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses, and Diamine ClaretClick here to see the pink inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow. I loved this pen/paper/ink combo. 


Overall, I really enjoyed this ink. I'm pretty sure I need a bottle. I love the flow, the color and the shading, so for me it's a winner. Give it a try, you might love it.

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