I see it, thanks a lot good job btw.
Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:58
Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:00
Back sooner than anticipated with a very special ink. The Montblanc Salzburger Festspiele ink that Montblanc was giving away at the Salzburg Festival. It's a very beautiful and well behaved ink. I first saw it on Stephen Brown's Inkcyclopedia review and later got my hand on a sample. I have no idea how it was packaged and I've asked Stephen if he had any information.
Here it is with comparisons to the Montblanc Diamond Blue and Balzac Dandy Turquiose inks.
Water resistance is a bit disappointing. It leaves a very faint hardly legible line.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 16:10
I finally got some of the new MB permanent inks. So, here they are.
Water resistance test done by keeping the page dry for a couple of hours then putting it under running water for five minutes.
The blue has excellent water resistance, barely any noticeable effect of water on it. The black has good water resistance, but some of it runs with water.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 17:28
Thank you Darius. I really like the shade of blue!
It is a nice blue. However, I found that it takes more than the usual effort to flush it out. It also lest a residue on the walls of the container I was using to flush the pen, which makes me think that it is a pigment based ink rather than a dye based one. So, I will use it with caution and a higher level of maintainance.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:16
Very nice report... Not sure if I'm all that hot about the water irresistance of the black, though. I have both, like both, but that difference between blue and black -- as regards "permanence" -- looks like it's not worth paying 70% more than usual...
Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:49
More Montblan inks, the new non-ironall Midnight Blue and the limited edition Leonardo da Vinci from the Great Characters series.
The new Midnight Blue:
The Leonardo da Vinci:
Water resistence test for the two inks along with the similar inks previously released:
The Leonardo completely washed away after 5 minutes under running water. However, the new Midnight Blue wasn't bad. It left a clearly legible line after 5 minutes under water.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 21:16
The non-iron-gall midnight blue does just fine under water - I am impressed! From this I would say similar performance to Pelikan 4001 Blue Black in that respect. How do they do it?
Thank you, Darius, for this update.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 22:16
Posted 09 December 2013 - 20:03
Thanks for all your efforts Darius. You have helped me to acquire two Mont Blanc inks! I chose Royal Blue and the current Midnight Blue.
- 21k M
Lamy AL-Star Graphite
- 14k EF
- Steel EF
Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:43
This is an awesome resource Darius! Thank you very much my friend!
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