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Monteverde Olivine (Gemstone Collection)

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#21 TSherbs

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 14:00

It reminds me of PR Avacado.

same here

looks nice

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:17

I have it and love it

I think they hit the nail on the head and put out the line in smaller bottles

Thank you for the review



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 16:40

Another nice review!  Thank you Vis.  I received a sample of this and I must say that the color is similar to Callifolio Olivastre only slightly darker.  Truthfully, I much prefer the Callifolio formulation.  

 

While I struggle with the total lack of creativity with regard to the branding and marketing, the ink will stand on its own merit. I truly don't think Pelikan has anything to worry about when compared to Monteverde. 


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#24 Jazini

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:49

I bought this ink on the back of this review. Like the colour but performance has been ans is continuing to be poor for me. It dries up on the nib and gives hard start every time. The ink is feeling dry and not lubricating like I expected it to be and ink crystallises on the nib, which is not good! A one to get rid of.

 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 19:37

I'm sorry to hear that especially that I haven't observed such behavior in my bottle.



#26 Jazini

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 22:17

I'm sorry to hear that especially that I haven't observed such behavior in my bottle.

Mine must have been from a bad batch.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:00

It reminds me of PR Avacado.


I agree. I've been looking to replace my Avocado since I discovered a problem with sitb. This looks like a perfect fit.

Ordering some tomorrow.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:05

Thanks for the review i've  just round round to buying a bottle of this ink  :)



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Posted 11 May 2019 - 05:35

I bought this ink on the back of this review. Like the colour but performance has been ans is continuing to be poor for me. It dries up on the nib and gives hard start every time. The ink is feeling dry and not lubricating like I expected it to be and ink crystallises on the nib, which is not good! A one to get rid of.

 

Jaz 

 

 

I've had similar problems with my Olivine. I like the color, but the ink tends to creep out of the nib slit when the pen is unused, and it sure doesn't feel lubricated.

 

The worst is it tends to dry in little semi-soft crystals that will cover the feed, get under the nib, and collect around the mouth of the bottle.

While they brush off, they make a mess on the desktop when I brush them as they tend to stick to the underside of a sheet of paper. The bottle cap can also be extremely hard to unscrew when the crystals form on the bottle lip.

 

Unlike Jazini, I haven't had much trouble with this ink drying in the nib though. It has tended to dry in one pen, but not the two others I've filled with it.

 

I like the color, but overall, the ink's performance is disappointing.


Edited by banjomike, 11 May 2019 - 05:38.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:39

It's on the dry side but I used it a lot and didn't find any nib creep or crud problems in my bottle. I likely got a very early batch from germany, so maybe I got a different batch.

 

If you're getting a lot of crud, try diluting it a bit with distilled water? 10-25% shouldn't impact color much but will de-saturate the ink so the dye isnt' as prone to coming out of solution.


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#31 banjomike

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 21:36

It's on the dry side but I used it a lot and didn't find any nib creep or crud problems in my bottle. I likely got a very early batch from germany, so maybe I got a different batch.

 

If you're getting a lot of crud, try diluting it a bit with distilled water? 10-25% shouldn't impact color much but will de-saturate the ink so the dye isnt' as prone to coming out of solution.

 

 

Thanks. I will try that. The ink has gotten darker and more intense.







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