on saleMonteverde Olivine - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-MV-G308OL

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on saleMonteverde Olivine - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-MV-G308OL

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2ml sample of Monteverde Olivine green fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

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Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
David N.
Subdued green, says conservative and reliable but individual

I am very pleased with this ink for my use as a fountain pen proselyte. I have Olivine paired with a Kaweco Sport EF in Dark Olive for a close color match. This relatively dry combination gives reliable clean tight lines on cheap copy paper with a little bleed through. On Mnemosyne, it is well behaved with slight shading. This is my current everyday carry.

Beautiful Olive Color

I had samples I needed to use and was really in a mood for change. So when my Jinhao cartridge finally finished I immediately inked up with this! It made my day! The color is journal perfect! I am happy to add it to my 'favorites list'!

Scott G.
Love this ink

I used this ink in my new TWSBI Eco with extra fine nib. The ink flows beautifully. I was very delighted with the color.

the perfect dark olive green...for me

Long ago I bought a sample of this ink, and shortly thereafter a bottle after comparing Olivine to all the usual suspects in the 'let's be dark but also be a yellow green as opposed to a blue green' camp. This one continued to win out. I recently went back to look at my swabs from that time and once again I inked up with Olivine. The closest I came to Olivine was Diamine's Classic Green, which is a smoky green with a hint more blue to it. Obviously l'm a fan of the warmer yellow greens. For dark green it's Olivine, for light it's Rohrer and Klingner's 'Alt-Goldgrun'. Lovely ink! So glad the team at Goulet take the time to do samples... Inks are a wonderland and I'm finding that being as finicky as I am about hue I'd be dropping a lot of money on bottles without them. Cheers Team Goulet!

Love this ink!

I wanted a different color for taking notes that wasn't black or blue so I picked this one up amoung others and I am in love! It has all the proper qualities for a god note taking ink EXCEPT it's nowhere near waterproof, which is a shame, and for that reason I probably won't be using it regularly. I used this ink with an extra fine nib (02) inside a lauchtturm 1917

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

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

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. 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.