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New Montblanc Inks: Web Grey And Homer Greek Blue

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#1 Fritz Schimpf

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:16

Yesterday we have received two new special edition inks by Montblanc: 

 

Montblanc Heritage Spider Metamorphosis Web Grey ink and Homer Greek Blue. 

 

As we could not resist to give these inks a quick test, we would like to share our first

impression of these interesting colors. 

 

The Montblanc Heritage Spider Metamorphosis Web Grey is exactly as its name suggests. 

It has a spider web silver/grey color and behaves quite nicely in the pens we have tried.

It offers some shading:

 

Web-Grey.jpg

 

 

Spider-Grey-Schriftprobe.jpg

 

 

 

The Homer Greek Blue ink at first glance reminded us of the Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue

and we were a bit disappointed. But after drying it turns out lighter and of a different hue 

than Royal Blue. On the second day it is starting to capture us. Please judge for yourself:

 

Homer-Greek-Blue.jpg

 

 

 

Homer-Greek-Blue-Schriftprobe.jpg

 

 

Both inks come in the 50ml glass bottles and cost € 35.-. 

To order, please follow these links:

 

https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Neuheiten/Montblanc-Heritage-Spider-Metamorphosis-Web-Grey-Tintenfass.html

 

https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Neuheiten/Montblanc-Homer-Greek-Blue-Tintenfass.html

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 15:42

Wow. Loving the warm tones in that grey... and that blue is gorgeous!


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 21:18

 I can see myself using the blue.  But the grey?  Too light to really be legible.  :(

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 21:43

 I can see myself using the blue.  But the grey?  Too light to really be legible.  :(

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The grey looks wonderful for sketches... my daughter will love it!!

 

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 23:52

The Greek blue looks very much like the color used for church domes and doors on Santorini. That one should be popular. Now I wonder what the pen is going to look like. There will have to be a rosy-fingered dawn in there somewhere.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 23:59

The Greek blue looks very much like the color used for church domes and doors on Santorini. That one should be popular. Now I wonder what the pen is going to look like. There will have to be a rosy-fingered dawn in there somewhere.

 

Rosy fingered dawn!  I'm imagining the ink even now....  ;) 

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 00:08

Does anyone know how does Greek blue compare to Montblanc BMW blue?

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 00:33

 

Rosy fingered dawn!  I'm imagining the ink even now....  ;) 

 

Better rosy fingers than rosy palms . . . :P


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:14

Could you please show us a side-by-side comparison of Swan Illusion and Web Grey writing samples? I'd be delighted. :) 



#11 Fritz Schimpf

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:27

Could you please show us a side-by-side comparison of Swan Illusion and Web Grey writing samples? I'd be delighted. :)

 

Thank you for the very good idea. Please find a quick picture of the comparison below:

 

 

Vergleich-Plume-vs.jpg

 

 

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 13:02

@Fritz Schimpf: Thank you for the enlightening writing sample!

 

These kinds of inks work best on creamy paper. On white Paper they easily get lost. I have just had a sample of the Swan ink and used it in a Rhodia Webnotebook and in a lined Rhodia Heritage A5. It was considerably easier to read on those creamy papers.



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:04

Beautiful shade of gray. 


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 12:29

 

Thank you for the very good idea. Please find a quick picture of the comparison below:

 

 

attachicon.gif Vergleich-Plume-vs.jpg

 

 

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Thank you so much!  Excellent to show them side by side... but I must have both of them, of course, so will not try to choose a favorite  ;)


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 21:39

Thank you for the very good idea. Please find a quick picture of the comparison below:
 
 
attachicon.gif Vergleich-Plume-vs.jpg
 
 
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 21:49

I'd like to see Spider Grey vs. Oyster Grey. They seem very similar in my imagination.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:39

I'd like to see Spider Grey vs. Oyster Grey. They seem very similar in my imagination.


Me too! But Oyster Grey is too light for me :)

#18 Fritz Schimpf

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 13:08

I'd like to see Spider Grey vs. Oyster Grey. They seem very similar in my imagination.

 

Please find the comparison between Montblanc Oyster Grey and Web Grey below. Your imagination of the colors is very good.

Both colors are quite close. Sadly the scan leaves out the subtle differences between these two inks. 

 

MB-Web-vs-Oyster-Grey.jpg

 

Web Grey is a warmer shade of grey and a bit lighter than Oyster Grey. Oyster Grey is a real grey, meanwhile Web Grey seems

to have a tendency towards a warm dark green. Personally I prefer Web Grey, as it is a more interesting shade of grey. 

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 13:39

Hmm. Hint of green sounds intriguing.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 17:31

Thank you so very much for your kindness. With computer and phone screens it can be hard to see differences in ink. Your additional insights are very helpful.

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