Guest Post Ink Review: MontBlanc Ladies Edition Pearl

Guest Post Ink Review: MontBlanc Ladies Edition Pearl

Guest Review by Jaclyn Myers (AKA Inkpothesis) Typically my opinion of an ink forms long after I have opened it. Assessing the important characteristics of an ink requires a pen to be filled, a nib to be dipped, and my Col-o-Ring collection to be expanded by yet another swab. Other times, the presentation of an…

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

By Jessica Coles Montblanc recently released a line called “Blue Palette”. A lineup of six new inks that are all different shades of blue (although to be fair, they include turquoise and teal in the “blue”). Why would anyone need that many shades of blue? That was my first thought about the line, however, once I…

Ink Review: Montblanc Year of the Rat (Charm Yellow)

Ink Review: Montblanc Year of the Rat (Charm Yellow)

By Jessica Coles Recently I decided to try to track down all Montblanc limited edition inks. This was a bad idea. Montblanc LE inks seem to be one of the most coveted in the fountain pen world, especially those that are no longer available. Even current Montblanc inks are among the highest-priced inks available. These pieces of…

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Addict Fire on Fire

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Addict Fire on Fire

By Jessica Coles This newest offering from Robert Oster is also the first ink offering from Brad Dowdy (The Pen Addict). After many long years of being asked to create a Pen Addict ink, Brad finally caved to the cries from his fans.  Teaming up with the talented Robert Oster, he has now introduced a…

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). Ruby is a bright, almost fire engine red, that leans a bit orange. In heavy inkblots, Ruby sheens a greeny-yellow, but in regular applications it just shades really nicely. It…