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Contaminated Bottle Of Monteverde Motivation Orange


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The day before yesterday, I received a shipment of four Monteverde inks, in the 80 ml bottles, from a reliable vendor. I have gotten accustomed to opening new bottles of ink to check for problems. To my surprise, the bottle of Motivation Orange contained a large amount of goopy contamination. There was no unusual odor, unlike the problem with Montblanc yellow ink several years ago. The vendor has already dispatched a replacement bottle, but if you have this ink, you should check it. As with the Montblanc ink, it may not be an isolated problem.

 

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Thank you for the warning, Monteverde makes good stuff.

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My vendor cheerfully replaced the contaminated bottle of ink. The replacement bottle arrived today, and to my surprise, it is identical to the first!

 

I've sent an inquiry to Monteverde, asking if they've had any other reports of goopy stuff in their orange ink.

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You'd think the vendor would have checked the next bottle before sending it out!

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I have a bottle of Motivation Orange that is a year old (I got it at the 2018 LA Pen Show). I just checked it, and it has floating gunk in it that resembles the photo posted above. I shook the bottle to see if it was something that needed to go back into solution, but the floating gunk remained.

 

I'm thinking of pouring the bottle out now. At the very least I'm quarantining it.

 

I have many other Monteverde inks (at least 15 or so) and this is the first one I've seen with a spoilage issue.

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No response from Monteverde yet.

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Have you heard back from them? If not, let me know and I will contact them.

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Have you heard back from them? If not, let me know and I will contact them.

 

Amber, I still have my contaminated bottle and I'd happy to send it back to them if they'd like it for QC purposes. This is one of the promo bottles they provided for your session on inks, so I don't expect anything back in return.

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Amber, I have not heard anything from them. I still have the second bottle I received, if they want to examine it.

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Oh :/ That was exactly the color I was thinking about getting. :/

Thanks for the update, I'll wait until this gets resolved.

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This week is crazy, but I'll try and reach out to them on Monday if they don't reply tomorrow. I just sent an email.

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Other than Errantsmudge, I don’t if any of the other posters on this thread have seen this thread.

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/344811-monteverde-inks-with-rotten-egg-smell/

I contacted Mr. Fox by email, received a prompt reply from him, and with no questions asked, he’s got a replacement in the mail to me.

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I heard from Monteverde, and they are sending a replacement ink. Apparently there may be other colors involved.

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I checked both of my bottles - Motivation Orange and Hope Green. No issues that I can see - or smell.

 

Thanks for the direction to the other thread, Herrjaeger.

 

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I received my replacement ink today from Monteverde/Yafa, a week after corresponding with them about having had a problem. I’ve been happy with their inks, and now I’m happy with their customer service for inks.

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I received my replacement bottle as well--no evidence of any problems.

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