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.
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.
I like this look better.
Here’s Monteverde (Emerald) Green on my regular everyday Staples Sustainable Earth paper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have come to the end of Monteverde Green, aka Monteverde Emerald Green. There is nothing left to say. Or almost nothing.