Montegrappa Pen Company, a historic Italian Company based in Bassano del Grappa in Northern Italy, is known for its fine writing instruments. First started in 1912, Montegrappa has been making pens for over 100 years and continues to produce fantastic, unique and interesting designs. Being first and foremost a pen manufacturer, Montegrappa has not released many inks but has some basic colors, bold and unique in their own way. Montegrappa produces only 8 ink colors: black, brown, green, dark blue, red, violet, turquoise, and fuchsia.
Most of their ink colors are basic and included in the most simple ink color palettes. Fuchsia, however, is not a basic color typically included in such a small color selection. For this reason, the ink color must be fantastic, which it is. Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is a medium to high saturation ink that is bold in color. The dark purple-pink color pops on paper and is vibrant and dark. Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is a great ink color for notes, cards, letters, or other projects that require a unique unforgettable color.
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We found the following traits during our review of Montegrappa Fuchsia ink that you may find helpful when choosing your next ink color.
For our review we used a glass dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad paper. Your results may vary depending on the paper and pen used with your writing.
Montegrappa ink comes in a unique and very functional 50 ml. glass ink bottle. The design is a heavy weighted octagonal bottle with a large mouth. The cap is an easy to grip dual ribbed design for easy opening, even if the ink has dried making it harder to open. Each bottle comes in a basic blue Montegrappa cardboard box with simple extra labeling reflecting the color.
Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is a mid-ranged priced fountain pen ink that retails for $20.00 in the United States. The Italian made ink in the ink well quality bottle makes the price quite reasonable.
During our review of Montegrappa Fuchsia ink, we found a very reasonable dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds. This is quite typical for a medium to high saturation ink. Please note that different paper, nibs and writing style will produce different results.
During normal use, we did not find any bleeding on Rhodia paper, however, during the cotton swab test we did have some color bleeding due to the medium to high saturation of the ink color.
During normal use, we found no feathering while testing Montegrappa Fuchsia ink. All the lines were clean and distinct. Even during the water test, the lines remained fairly clear without lots of additional feathering.
We conducted a water test during our review of Montegrappa Fuchsia ink where we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample. Due to the dark color, there was significant color smearing, but very little additional feathering. The lines remained legible and distinct. Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is not a waterproof ink.
During our review of Montegrappa Fuchsia ink, we were able to achieve some color shading using a cotton swab but very little with the glass dip pen. This result is more than likely due to the fact that the color is bold and dark with medium to high saturation. With the right writing instrument and handwriting style, you may see some shading that we did not, based upon the cotton swab test.
Conclusions about Montegrappa Fuchsia ink
Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is dark purple-pink ink with medium saturation that shows up very well and legible on paper. The price is very reasonable as a mid-ranged price ink and presents more like a luxury ink with its heavy weighted ink-well quality bottle. Montegrappa Fuchsia ink has a good dry time for medium saturation ink and is bold and very vibrant in color. Montegrappa Fuchsia ink is a perfect ink for letters, cards, notes, and other projects. Happy writing from Italy!
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