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Ocean Noir - Monteverde Noir Ink

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 18:34

Monteverde is part of Yafa company. Some time ago the company offered wide array of new inks with Ink ITF™ - new Ink Treatment Formula that's supposed to drastically improve ink-flow quality, extend cap-off time and improve ink drying time on paper. After trying two inks I can agree it's not just marketing - the inks behave very well.

 

The company entered ink market in strong way. After succesfull launch of Gemstone series, Noir, Core and Emotions series followed.

 

Bottle

 

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The inks can be bought in 30 (and 90) ml bottle. The bottle is made of lass, has simple design and id pretty functional - stable and with wide neck allowing to fill quite comfortably (as long as there's more than 60 % of the ink content in it) even monster fountain pens straight from the bottle.

 

Ink 

 

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The ink is strongly saturated and simply nice. I don't really use blue inks but I'll keep this one. 

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color ID

 

 

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Color range

 

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Field Notes, Faggionato Petrarque, M

 

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Rhodia, Faggionato Petrarque, M

 

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Tomoe River, Faggionato Petrarque, M

 

 

 
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Water Resistance 
 
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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:14

Very nice vibrant blue, reminiscent of Visconti Blue? I fail to see how it's "noir" though.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:27

Very nice vibrant blue, reminiscent of Visconti Blue? I fail to see how it's "noir" though.


I have both Visconti Blue & Ocean Noir. My MV is noticeably darker than the Visconti & I wouldnt call it a vibrant blue. It is definitely darker than it appears here.

Edited by migo984, 13 March 2018 - 20:30.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 20:37

I'd say more in the direction of S.T. Dupont's BLEUT NUIT / DARK BLUE (in cartridges only, Rèf. 040111) but not at all as dark. Still, a nice, somewhat-dark blue. Thanks for the review. 


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 23:59

Looks great on Romeo River.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:55

Visvamitra's images almost look too good to be true.


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#7 DrPenfection

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:25

Thank you, Vis, for another outstanding review.  This is my favorite color.  I think I will have to get a bottle of this. 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:29

I tried this ink out in person at the Yafa booth at this year's LA Pen Show, and immediately bought a bottle.  It's a gorgeous deep blue with a tinge of black, but isn't a blue-black and isn't a blurple.  It's also distinctly different from the other big Monteverde blues (Horizon Blue, Sapphire Blue).



#9 Newjelan

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 04:30

Thanks Vis, can’t wait for my full set of these inks based on what I’ve seen of your reviews.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:48

Thank you Vis for another great review
I LOVE the drop on kitchen towel; it's exactly what I would expect from an ink called 'Ocean Noir', and also basing the bottle label. It is gorgeous.
However the other pictures seem to me like 'just' a blue; a nice, vibrant one, but nothing I'm too excited about.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 15:30

The writing sample I took at the LA Pen Show (on Tomoe River paper) looks more like the paper towel blotch, especially in places where the writing heavily shades. 

 

I think the difference in hue is at least somewhat due to the wetness of the pen and the absorbency of the paper.  I haven't filled a pen of my own with the ink yet to really delve into its behavior.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 16:19

Here's a scan of the writing sample I took at the Yafa booth at the LA Pen Show.  Monteverde Monza pen (pre-inked by the Monteverde staff), on Tomoe River paper.

 

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#13 inkstainedruth

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 22:21

Wow.  That ink looks as if it's got tons of sheen to it!  It would be interesting to see a comparison with inks such as Diamine Oxford Blue and KWZI Chicago Blue LE.

Thanks for the review.  And, well, not....  :wallbash: 

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Edited by inkstainedruth, 17 March 2018 - 22:21.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 16:17

Here's a scan of the writing sample I took at the Yafa booth at the LA Pen Show.  Monteverde Monza pen (pre-inked by the Monteverde staff), on Tomoe River paper.
 
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Thank you ES for my sample. I really like this ink.
Vis, thanks for another great review.

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