Ink Review #657: Monteverde Motivation Orange


Monteverde Motivation Orange is from the Emotions set, and is an orangey-red. I consider this more of aa winter orange, dark but with enough shading to make it interesting. Thanks to Monteverde for sending the ink over for review.


The color:

Motivation is a dark red-orange.



In large swabs the ink turns darker where it pooled, but doesn’t sheen.


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: Low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, no 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:


Motivation is similar to Papier Plume Heart of Gold. Click here to see the Monteverde Inks together, and click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow.

Overall, it’s an interesting color, I think it would be a good color to use in the winter. It has a good flow and is well behaved.

Disclaimer: This ink was provided by Monteverde for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This post does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.