Ink Review #743: Monteverde Wisdom


Monteverde Wisdom Purple is from the Emotions collection. It’s almost summer so I’ve been reaching for fun, more vibrant colors, and I think this one fits the bill. Thanks to Monteverde for sending it over for review.


The color:

Wisdom is a bright, medium purple. Not too red or too blue, but right in the middle.



In large swabs there’s a tiny bit of greenish-copper sheen. I love how it shifts in-between both colors of 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: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib on Rhodia and Leuchtturm.

Other properties: medium shading, tiny sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible in large swabs on Tomoe River paper, and even then there was just a tiny bit.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as some feathering in the smaller nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Wisdom is similar to Waterman Tender Purple. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together, and click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Purple Cosmos with a zoom nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I love the bright purple color, it has a lovely wet flow and it’s affordable. It’s a yes for me. I have two bottles of Wisdom to give to readers, so join the giveaway below!

Update: Congratulations to Michael and Lea for winning the giveaway!

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