Ink Dips: Monteverde Green aka Monteverde Emerald Green

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

This is a blue-leaning pastel green that reminds me of minty mouthwash. For Ink Dips, I used this in a Kaweco AL-Sport with medium nib. Flow and behavior were just fine.

The writing samples this week are from “Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga, who is an excellent musician and performer, and seems like a very nice person. I like her. That said, these song lyrics won’t win any literary awards. Half of the lyrics are “oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh.” And that is the better half. I just picked this song because it used the word “bad” a lot.

Here is Monteverde (Emerald) Green on Rhodia.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

I think white paper may not be the best background for this ink.

The one paper on which Monteverde (Emerald) Green perked up was cream-colored Tomoe River.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

I like this look better.

Here’s Monteverde (Emerald) Green on my regular everyday Staples Sustainable Earth paper.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

That line spreads out, and there’s a tendency to feather there. Not horrible, but it’s a relatively unsaturated and mild color ink, from a medium nib pen, so it’s a little surprising. But do you know what is horrible? Using “me” as the subject of a sentence.

It’s easiest to get a fix on the hue of Monteverde (Emerald) Green by looking at it in next to some other inks. Here it is next to a saturated but fairly standard red.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing samples

Next is Monteverde (Emerald) Green with a lovely blue ink, the name of which I can’t yet reveal, but which is a gorgeous, bright, summery robin’s egg blue.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

Next to this (beautiful) Mystery (for now) Ink, Monteverde Green melds very nicely and its color looks much more attractive. This has the makings of a fine romance.

However, if Monteverde (Emerald) Green is a color you enjoy, do consider that Seitz-Kreuznach Palm Green is very similar, and even cheaper.

Here are the swabs.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green swab compared to Seitz Kreuznach Palm Green

In terms of pen maintenance, Monteverde (Emerald) Green is easy peasy. Though I can tell you, based on Seitz-Kreuznach Palm Green, there will be no water resistance.

Here is paper towel chromatography of Monteverde (Emerald) Green on the left and Seitz-Kreuznach Palm Green on the right.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green paper towel chromatography compared to Seitz Kreuznach Palm Green

We have come to the end of Monteverde Green, aka Monteverde Emerald Green. There is nothing left to say. Or almost nothing.

Monteverde Green and Emerald Green writing sample

 

 

5 thoughts on “Ink Dips: Monteverde Green aka Monteverde Emerald Green

    1. I feel the same. It’s not a fit for me. And there are so many great greens, that this one seems like a missed opportunity for me.

      But:
      1. It’s the luck of the draw with Ink Dips.
      2. I’ve always glad when a review or photo either prompts or saves someone a purchase.
      3. This is the second time I’ve reviewed this ink, under different brands, and I’ve felt the same each time. But some people love this color. And I like it with the pretty blue ink, so I can see that.
      4. It’s not even the worst Ink Dip I’ve ever used. But those are absolutely the worst lyrics I’ve ever used. Utterly nonsensical, plus bad grammar — I need to shower in Shakespeare to recover.

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