It's Monteverde week, so today we are looking at Monteverde Mercury Noir. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens.
Mercury Noir is a dusky red, on some papers it almost looks dark pink.
There was a little bit of black sheen around the edges.
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
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering and just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow, but not as wet as the other Noir inks I've tried so far.
Overall, it's a well behaved ink, but I don't like it as much as the other Noir inks I've tried so far (Ocean Noir and Rose Noir). Give it a try, you might love it.
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