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Brown Sugar - Monteverde

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:04

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.

 

Bottle

 

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 well saturated and displays pleasant range of warm hues. The shading is visible. The flow is smooth and the ink feels well lubricated even in dry pens. Some feathering and bleed-through will be experienced only on crappiest papers (hello Moleskine). Drying time is reasonable. Also, it's impressive that the ink doesn't dry out when you leave the pen uncapped. Even after three minutes the pen starts without any skipping when you put the nib to the paper. Basically, it's ok.

 

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color ID

 

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Color range

 

 

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Copy paper, Kaweco Classic Sport, M

 

 

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Munken Rough, Platinum 3776, B

 

 

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Fabriano, Kaweco Classic Sport, stub 1.1

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodia, Wing Sung 696, F

 

 

 
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Water Resistance 
 
 
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#2 Uncial

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:29

Is it a little bit like Whaleman's Sepia by Noodler's (without the behavioural problems)?



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 14:08

 

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.

 

 

Thanks for this review. I'm not sure this color suits me though.

I originally took this ITF thing as just another marketing gimmick. On a whim, I got a bottle of their Red Velvet and I was surprised by its flow and wetness. It's super well behaved. I'm glad some of their other inks have the same properties. Now I'm waiting for a bottle of California Teal.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 19:32

Is it a little bit like Whaleman's Sepia by Noodler's (without the behavioural problems)?


Except, of course, it’s the opposite of that ink where it washes off completely :(

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