Ink Review #602: Monteverde Olivine


It’s the last day of green ink week, so let’s finish up with Monteverde Olivine from the gemstones collection. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Olivine is a pretty olive green.



In large swabs there is just a little bit of black sheen and lots of pretty shading.


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, tiny sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible in large swabs on Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in most nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Olivine is similar to Robert Oster Moss, but they aren’t an exact match. Click here to see the green inks together, and click here to see the Monteverde inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wetter than average flow.

Overall, I enjoyed this ink a lot more than I expected when I first swabbed it. It has some pretty shading and I’ve fallen in love with the color. It has a nice wet flow and it’s a good value for the price.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.