Ink Review #646: Monteverde Topaz


Monteverde Topaz is a lovely medium orange, light enough for spring but still dark enough to read easily. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Topaz is a great spring orange. It’s more of a true orange than yellow-orange.



In large swabs you can see the lovely 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: 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 and a bit in the other nib sizes as well.

Comparison Swabs:


Topaz is similar to Papier Plume Sazerac, but Sazerac has a bit more yellow in it. 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 wet flow.

Overall, the ink is a lovely color and well behaved. It’s a great spring orange.

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.