Ink Review #656: Monteverde Love Red


Monteverde Love Red is from the Emotions set, a dark red with a bit of orange in it. Thanks to Monteverde for sending the ink over for review.


The color:

Love is a dark red with an orange undertone.



In large swabs you can see the small pop of brown sheen but some of the orange undertone comes through as well.


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, low sheen, and no shimmer.

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

Comparison Swabs:


Love Red is similar to Diamine Tulip. Click here to see the Monteverde Inks together, and click here to see the red inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Supernova with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I was surprised by the orange undertone, which comes out stronger on cream paper. I prefer this ink on white paper. For a love red, I expected more of a true red with less orange.

Disclaimer: This ink 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.