Ink Review: Monteverde Ruby

Review by Laura Cameron

The final ink that I ordered as part of the Monteverdepalooza of the past few weeks is Ruby ($8 for 30ml bottle).

Monteverde Inks

Ruby is a bright, almost fire engine red, that leans a bit orange.

Monteverde Ruby

Monteverde Ruby

In heavy inkblots, Ruby sheens a greeny-yellow, but in regular applications it just shades really nicely.

Monteverde Ruby

Monteverde Ruby

It was interesting because I expected Ruby to be deep and dark, but I guess I was thinking more of a garnet. This red is bright red, more like ruby slippers.

Monteverde Ruby

I did have several reds to compare it to. As I said, it’s a really bright red with orange tones, so it picks up some of the similar shades as Sailor Shikiori Yodaki and isn’t too far off from Montblanc Corn Poppy Red. The others included in the photo are darker reds, with some leaning more towards brick.

Monteverde Ruby

Overall, it was a nice ink and a good one to try if you’re looking for red red red!


Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.

DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were provided free of charge by Pen Chalet for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Looks like it developed water resistance as it dried. It’s a bit more saturated than I might prefer, but it’s also dark enough to be very legible. Mmmm… tasty red.

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