Ink Review #234: Monteverde Mulberry Noir


It's the last day of Monteverde week, so we are finishing the week with Monteverde Mulberry Noir, from the Noir collection of 10 inks. Vanness Pens was very kind and sent a sample over for review.


The color:

Mulberry Noir is a medium purple.


I was surprised by the bright green sheen, similar to the sheen Monteverde Rose Noir has.


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

Dry time: 70 seconds-this ink actually took pretty long to dry.

Water resistance: Medium-a lot of the ink washed away but you might still be able to read what it said.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, low sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen is mainly in the flex nib on TR.

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): Monteverde Rose Noir, Monteverde Mulberry Noir, and Diamine Bilberry. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together. 


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wetter flow.


Overall, it's a nice ink. It has a wetter flow, which was nice, but the dry time was really long. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: Vanness Pens provided a sample of the ink for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.