At the LA Pen Show, Vanness Pens debuted the Monteverde Emotions ink line. I was particularly smitten with Kindness (30mL for $8.00) so I was delighted to get the chance to review it.
Kindness is a lovely bright pink ink, with a green sheen in heavy applications. It is darker than bubblegum, but lighter than magenta.
While it appears a bit lighter on the Monteverde site, I found it to be a kind of cherry-leaning pink.
In darker applications I definitely got a green sheen, and in between so many lovely shades of pink.
Sadly, as with other Monteverde inks, this one isn’t very water resistant. It is, however, a nice ink, not too wet and not too dry.
In terms of color comparisons, it is probably closest to Lamy Vibrant Pink in its intensity, but also approaches Colorverse Lights on Ceres and Red Shift. It is quite different from KWZ Raspberry that is a much bluer pink.
This year I seem to have been taken over by a small girl’s love of pinks and purples, and I’m definitely going to load this up in a pink pen and enjoy it!
- Paper: Crossfield Journal ($24.00) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80).
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10)
- Ink: Monteverde Emotions Kindness ($8.00 for 30 mL)
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.