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Montblanc Is Revamping Their Standard Ink Line!


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#21 ia123

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:55

Does anyone know when the line of new inks will be released into market?

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 06:03

The two price hikes together amounted to 20%. Inks went from $19.50 to $21.50 to $23.50.

I like several of the colors, but don’t use ink fast enough. I have Corn Poppy Red and Toffee Brown. Samples of Irish Green, Oyster Grey and Lavender Purple were all nice. But I cannot justify getting all those. I wish they sold 30ml versions.
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#23 Cyrille

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:46

im so out of touch with the newer inks... anyone using these leather or scotch scented ink, any good?

 

I have the Elixir parfumeur wood & tobacco gifted by my reseller when bought my Purdey & Sons pen as he hadn't the Purdey ink but I'm not convinced by the flagrance. For me it is chemical and absolutely not smells wood or tobacco. And on the paper after few days the flagrance disappears. My reseller smelt me the leather ink and same remarks, I didn't smell the leather, just something chemical. Maybe the Purdey ink with scotch flagrance is better, maybe I will buy it to have the set with the pen and the notebook. But for me Elixir parfumeur inks isn't worth their prices.



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:00

Well let the hoarding begin, lol. I received today my 3 unopened Montblanc inks; Irish Green, Burgandy Red and Corn Poppy Red.image.jpeg

2010 Montblanc changed their ink as well as the bottle. The 2010 new colors include: Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Lavender Purple, Burgundy Red, Oyster Grey, Toffee Brown, & Irish Green.

Colors Before 2010: Royal Blue, Blue-black, Black, Emerald Green, Ruby Red, Turquoise, Bordeaux, Sepia, Racing Green

Late 2014 Corn Poppy Red was introduced.

Edited by omarcenaro, 07 April 2019 - 06:12.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:27

Thank you for the dates.
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:31

A nice survey of modern Montblanc inks: http://kmpn.blogspot.com.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 14:31

I could not resist, unsealed and ready to use now
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 23:22

I'll stick to cheaper inks, methinks! (Couldn't resist that pun)



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 01:00

Makes me sorry I didn’t get a backup bottle of Corn Poppy Red.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:18

How does the Irish Green compare to the old Racing Green? I really liked that one, partly because of the color, partly because of the really buttery feel in writing. But €19 for a 50ml bottle is a bit steep just to try it out.


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Waterman Apostrophe Blue Marble (Waterman Florida Blue), Waterman Apostrophe Black Lacquer (Montblanc Racing Green), Waterman Hemisphere (my own mix with Galileo Manuscript Brown)

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 23:49

I'm hoping the Racing Green and Sepia come back in the new ice cube bottles with the drawer box

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 00:55

Does anyone know what the new standard colors are going to be?

It looks like they are doing away with Midnight Blue.

Also are they changing the bottle size?

Regards,

David


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:38

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Not trying to change the subject... This is how my ink arrived last week from Amazon Prime.

The box bothered me some however of all the bottles of MB ink I purchased I never saw a made in Austria sticker and a sticker that said New Item.

Plus the sticker that tells if the box was opened was broken with no expiration date on it.

Needless to say I returned the bottle. Is this authentic or grey market...Did MB change it's packaging or did I get old stock...something did not look right.

Regards,

David


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 18:47

The label is likely placed there by the sales people



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 23:16

The label is likely placed there by the sales people

 

 

Probably...however there is a label made in Austria too and usually that is printed on the box.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:45

 

 

Probably...however there is a label made in Austria too and usually that is printed on the box

Just got from MB boutique, see Made in Austria label?

 

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 16:11

It must be a new thing...the bottles I purchased from a Boutique last year or the year before didn't have the labels...are they still putting the Expiration Date Label on the package and bottle?

Regards,

David



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 17:09

It must be a new thing...the bottles I purchased from a Boutique last year or the year before didn't have the labels...are they still putting the Expiration Date Label on the package and bottle?

Regards,

David

All my MB ink bottles are from boutique.  Only very few limited editions have Made in Austria  printed on the box, for example, 90 years grey, pink edition. All regular ones and the current WE ink use "Make in Austria" sticker. The regular ink has the exact black sticker shown on your photo.

 

My understanding is, although MB ink is expensive, most of them are poor in quality,  often skipping even with MB pens. I never saw a fake one because the demanding is so small.



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 17:40

My understanding is, although MB ink is expensive, most of them are poor in quality,  often skipping even with MB pens. I never saw a fake one because the demanding is so small.

 

I actually have the opposite experience; I've never had any problems with the 10 Montblanc inks I've used (8 standard inks and 2 special editions). Many of these are some of my favorite inks in their respective colors. 



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 18:49

All my MB ink bottles are from boutique.  Only very few limited editions have Made in Austria  printed on the box, for example, 90 years grey, pink edition. All regular ones and the current WE ink use "Make in Austria" sticker. The regular ink has the exact black sticker shown on your photo.
 
My understanding is, although MB ink is expensive, most of them are poor in quality,  often skipping even with MB pens. I never saw a fake one because the demanding is so small.


Please share the source of your understanding about MB ink. It seems to go against most opinions here. I'm genuinely interested, not trying to change your mind.

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