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Montblanc Carlo Collodi Special Edition Ink (More Comparisons Added)


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#1 SamCapote

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:08

I just wanted to give a quick posting of this lovely MB special edition Carlo Collodi ink I got from Pen Boutique.

Comes in 35ml round bottles and has exceptional writing, flow, lubrication, shading, and easy pen cleaning characteristics. (
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Added a couple other ink comparisons and on Clairefontaine paper:


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This is after 20 seconds under running water on Staples eco Sugarcane paper:


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Edited by SamCapote, 25 October 2011 - 01:35.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:58

Hi,

The orange-brown shading makes for a strange-looking ink, no?

Many thanks for preventing an unrewarding purchase. :thumbup:

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:08

Strange shading indeed... But the colour looks different and good.
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#4 jandrese

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 13:31

Nice, thanks for sharing. The orange ink of joy is also pretty, don't know how it differs from Gandhi saffron though.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 16:35

Nice, I like warm browns, I don't want to fall in love with a limited issue ink though.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 16:53

Sam,

Thanks for the review. :thumbup:

Question: how does the ink react to water? Is it water resistant?
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 19:54

Yum! That's one brown I think I'd like. :hmm1:

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 22:03

Thanks for the review--I'd love to see this one side by side with MB Toffee. Oh my, another brown ink to buy!

#9 SamCapote

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:34

I actually also wanted to see it next to Toffee, so did the water test, and added Toffee & the MB Sepia from before. You may have to refresh the page.

You can order it still at Pen Boutique here, and see a photo of the bottle/box.

Edited by SamCapote, 25 October 2011 - 01:40.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:09

I love the orange-brown tones. It almost reminds me of a browner version of Sailor Red-brown.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:52

I love the orange-brown tones. It almost reminds me of a browner version of Sailor Red-brown.


Guess what I just happened to have in one of my trays of vials. I went back and added Sailor R-B to the Clairefontaine paper. Quite a striking difference!



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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:59

Thanks for the review...I really like the "different color" shading...really interesting.
Now added to my "want list"
Is this a short time limited edition or will it be available for a while?
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:22

Thanks for the review...I really like the "different color" shading...really interesting.
Now added to my "want list"
Is this a short time limited edition or will it be available for a while?


I think I read in the MB forum that there were a limited number of bottles being produced, and less than the number of Carlo Collodi pens, so I suspect it will quickly become unobtainum.

Also this ink has a sticker on the bottom that says made in Austria.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 14:22

I'd like to see this ink compared to Diamine Ancient Copper when the latter is released.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 17:26

Sam, is that all of your samples? I would have thought you had more.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 17:43

Thanks for the review...I really like the "different color" shading...really interesting.
Now added to my "want list"
Is this a short time limited edition or will it be available for a while?


I think I read in the MB forum that there were a limited number of bottles being produced, and less than the number of Carlo Collodi pens, so I suspect it will quickly become unobtainum.

Also this ink has a sticker on the bottom that says made in Austria.

I can't miss this one...off to order. Thanks Sam this looks great!
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#17 SamCapote

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:47

Sam, is that all of your samples? I would have thought you had more.


No, those were just the trays of vials in the one drawer I took out to find another ink. It is a part of what is proving to be a very effective system for keeping original bottles stored and organized, and having a large quantity quickly and easily available with the vials.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 20:00

Sam, thank you for adding the Sailor Red-brown comparison. I ended up ordering two bottles from Pen Boutique last night, and they shipped today! I can't wait!

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:03

I actually also wanted to see it next to Toffee, so did the water test, and added Toffee & the MB Sepia from before. You may have to refresh the page.

You can order it still at Pen Boutique here, and see a photo of the bottle/box.


Hmmm. If my monitor conveys the colours accurately, Collodi looks alot like Toffee brown with more and lighter coloured shading.

Edited by raging.dragon, 26 October 2011 - 01:03.


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:12

Hmm. Toffee Brown was always "almost." I think we have a winner here. :hmm1:

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