Ink Review: Monteverde Coral (LA Pen Show 2019)

Review by Laura Cameron I wasn’t able to attend this year’s LA Pen Show, but my favorite pen show attendee brought me back a bottle of the special show ink, Monteverde’s Coral. It turns out that Monteverde’s version of Coral is a very orange ink, leaning slightly red. When I compared it to other ink…

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…

Fountain Pen Review: Monteverde Monza

Review by Jessica Coles Monteverde has recently come out with several new nibs for their Monza line.  The Monteverde flex nib ($16.00 at Pen Chalet) is one of these. The Monza flex comes in a light green plastic box — somewhat like a small pencil box where the pen, two cartridges, and the included converter are packed in a…

Ink Review: Monteverde Emotions, Kindness

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…

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…

Ink Review: Monteverde Rose Noir

When I learned about Monteverde’s recently released Noir Collection I made a beeline for them.  I’ve been concentrating on wine colors and purples this year (2018 is Ultra Violet) so I added Rose Noir to the shopping cart immediately. Rose Noir is a yummy, plummy purple that leans more red than blue. It reminds me…