Monteverde Ocean Noir Ink is one of the newest ink colors from Monteverde Pen Company. This year 10 new “Noir” or “black” colors were introduced. Each new Monteverde “Noir” color is a combination of a vibrant ink color with a hint of black, transforming the normally vibrant color into a darker bolder ink.
The entire “noir” idea started with the popularity of blue-black inks that most ink manufacturers offer. Monteverde has taken the blue-black ink concept and redefined it by adding many different bright vibrant colors with just a hint of black ink as a combination.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink is one of these newest Noir inks. The blue color used in Monteverde Ocean Noir ink is a fantastic true blue. With the touch of black hue the result is much lighter than other blue-black inks on the market. The other new Monteverde Noir ink colors include, Raven Noir, Coal Noir, Smoke Noir, Azure Noir, Mulberry Noir, Rose Noir, Mercurty Noir, Copper Noir and Jade Noir.
Each bottle of Monteverde Ocean Noir contains Monteverde’s ITF technology (ink treatment formula), which allows for quicker dry time, prevents against clogging and improved ink flow.
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Please note the following traits we found while reviewing Monteverde Ocean Noir ink that you may find helpful:
We used a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad papper for this review. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink comes in both bottle sizes, the larger Monteverde 90 ml. ink ias well as the smaller Monteverde 30 ml. square glass bottle. The smaller size bottle allows you to test many of the new Monteverde inks being offered today, which now number over 43 ink colors, or buy a larger bottle of the colors you love.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink is an economical ink option, with the smaller 30 ml. glass bottles retailing for only $8.00 and the larger 90 ml. glass bottle $15.00, but is available for less at Pen Chalet. Also for the month of December, Pen Chalet is offering a fantastic deal with the smaller 30 ml. glass bottles where you buy 2 and get 1 free.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink has a reasonable dry time of between 8-10 seconds. Not as fast as other Monteverde inks, but we feel that anything under 10 seconds is reasonable enough to use as an every day ink.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink produces absolutely no bleeding at all on Rhodia paper, even during the ink soaked cotton swab test.
We did not experience any feathering during normal use with Monteverde Ocean Noir ink on Rhodia paper. Even during the water test, there was only a very slight feathering.
We conducted a water test, where we let a sample of Monteverde Ocean Noir ink dry for about 3 minutes then run a wet cotton swab over the ink sample. This test produced very significant color smearing, which is to be expected with a dark non-waterproof ink, but very little feathering and line distortion and no additional bleeding.
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink will produce some shading, depending on the wetness of the ink line coming from your pen. Ocean Noir also produced a slight red sheen during the wettest point of the cotton swab test, which may be more prevalent with different types of paper.
Conclusion about the Monteverde Ocean Noir Ink
Monteverde Ocean Noir ink as well as all the new “Noir” colors Monteverde has to offer are great ink options. Ocen Noir ink is economical, has nice shading/sheening traits, and is a dark enough for home or office use. Monteverde inks in general are easy on your fountain pens and won’t clog. They are also easy to clean. With Pen Chalet’s buy two get one free event happening during the month of December, it’s the right time to pick up Monteverde Ocean Noir or any one of the other 43 Monteverde ink colors.
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