Ink Review #229: Monteverde Rose Noir


This week we are going to focus on Monteverde inks, so today we are looking at Monteverde Rose Noir, From the Noir collection of 10 inks. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens


The color:

Rose Noir is a medium purple with a red tone to it.


I was surprised by the bright green sheen.


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

Dry time: 35 seconds

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 only visible 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): Diamine Purple Dream, Monteverde Rose Noir, and Robert Oster Australian Opal Mauve. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together. 


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow. I loved this pen/paper/ink combo. 

mv-rose-noir-w - 1.jpg

Overall, I enjoyed this ink. It had a lovely wet flow and a nice color. I was surprised by the green sheen, which is a nice bonus. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.