on saleMonteverde MVP Fountain Pen - Red Puzzles

Product Code MV51326

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on saleMonteverde MVP Fountain Pen - Red Puzzles

Product Code MV51326

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$28.00

MSRP $35.00

Color:
Red Puzzles
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The Monteverde MVP fountain pen is a tiny pocket pen! This fountain pen features a flecked red resin body with chrome accents and a #5 steel nib. It fills via standard international short cartridge, or fill the entire barrel with ink with an eyedropper or syringe. An o-ring helps create a tight seal. The cap screws securely onto the back of the barrel of the pen when posted, extending the length to make it comfortable in hand.

The Monteverde MVP fountain pen collection was inspired by modern art and its minimalist movement. The color selection of the resins were created by mixing a multitude of colors to focus on the architectural shapes which create a vivid and energizing effect. The MVP (aka Monteverde Pocket Pen) is highly versatile and a perfect match to a jean's pocket, a purse, an agenda or a desk.

Being miniature in size, the MVP fountain pen uses reliable international short cartridges, and as a bonus, it is also an eyedropper pen. Included with the pen is an eyedropper for filling system (5ml pipette). The benefit of filling the barrel via eyedropper/pipette is an extra ink capacity that prolongs the duration of writing.

Each Monteverde USA® MVP pen is packaged in a beautiful gift box with an original artwork sleeve.

Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Monteverde
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Red
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1.5
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Eyedropper
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, 1.1mm Stub
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12.7mm (0.50in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
12.6mm (0.50in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
16.6mm (0.65in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

9.0mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

90.1mm (3.55in)
Length - Cap
51.1mm (2.01in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

15.9mm (0.63in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
102.9mm (4.05in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

135.8mm (5.35in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

8g (0.28oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.21oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
14.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

0.97ml
Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.

3.35ml

Customer Reviews

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Linda
Wasn't expecting to love this pen so much

What a great little pen. First of all it's much prettier than the photographs. Several of the resins are translucent, some a slight shimmer while some are solid providing a nice visual contrast. The pen is almost long enough to write uncapped for a quick note. The cap twists on easily to the base and the clip aligns with the nib. It's honestly one of my best writing pens. The stub nib is wet without flooding the paper and lays down a nice enough line of Sailor 123 ink that even on cheap paper a bit of shading can be seen. I really love this nib! I bought this for my purse but need to buy another one for that use, as this one now lives in my bedside table. I eye dropper filled the pen and it's performing wonderfully. The translucent bits of the marbling allow you to check on the ink level! It's always great to get a new fountain pen but even better when it's surpassing expectations at such a low price!

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Chris
Good mini-pen

I bought this Monteverde MVP mini-pen after eyeing it for several months. It's inexpensive, the marbled red and blue color is attractive, and the pen is a decent writer. I got the fine nib, and the line is comparable to many other fine points, and puts down a decent amount of ink. The nib is stiff; an omniflex should give more flexibility and line variation. I have only used the MVP with standard short international cartridges; I saw one reviewer experienced leaking when using the pen as an eyedropper fill. I didn't trust the seal to try! With small pocket pens I always put them into a leather sleeve to protect the finish, because I can see keys and loose change really scratching the finish.

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Henry
Most Valuable Pocket-pen

First impressions: the MVP looks great. This mix of colours is very rich, with pearlescent and translucent patches that allow a glimpse of the ink inside (when used as an eyedropper), which most photos don't capture. The merchandising is also very generous, especially given the price: it comes in a nice box, with a pipette and three ink cartridges in two colours, putting other brands to shame. The Omniflex nib was a pleasant surprise: when not being flexed, it's very fine, more so than a standard Lamy EF nib. (I prefer fine nibs, so this suits me down to the ground.) Getting some flex takes a bit of force, so it doesn't have the bounciness you'd get from a gold nib; still, it's nice to be able to create a flourish when you want that effect. I eye-droppered it with De Atramentis Brilliant Violet shimmer ink (to match the purple in the resin), and it did get a little messier than with a cartridge � especially around the bottom of the barrel, where the cap screws to post; that took a *lot* of extra cleaning, but not enough to put me off doing it again. The only downside, really, is that when posted, the clip does not align with the nib as advertised. Fortunately, it's rounded enough that it causes no discomfort when writing, but that's the only real defect. Overall, I would recommend this (over the Kaweco Sport, of which I'm a big fan) to anyone looking for a versatile, inexpensive pocket pen.

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Richard
MVP "Extra Fine"

I was looking forward to this pocket pen. I usually use a Platinum Fine, so ordered an Extra Fine. Unfortunately the Monteverde Extra Fine is in fact much broader than a Platinum Fine. Otherwise the pen seems good. A final point is that the pen body is a little too big to fit in the pen loop of my planner.

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O. H.
Nope.

Disclaimer: Goulet Pen Co. gives excellent service, my issue is with the pen only. I was excited for the flex nib on this moderately inexpensive pen. I looked at the writing samples showing the subtle but still noticeable stroke variation. When I inked up the pen and tried it out, it was a rock hard nib, with a thin, decidedly unvarying stroke, and an *almost* scratchy feel. I kept trying to give it a chance, but nothing about it was redeeming. It flowed, but not nicely. I set it aside and came back a few minutes later, and upon uncapping it, it had gushed ink through the nib. I had intentionally under filled the pen (eye dropper), and carefully closed it with the rubber ring in place after filling, so I was baffled at the outcome. I did lay it on its side for a few minutes, but I've never had a pen leak from just laying it on its side. I don't think it is well made, and I don't recommend it. Hence the Nope.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.