on saleMonteverde Moonstone - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-MV-G308MS

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on saleMonteverde Moonstone - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-MV-G308MS

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

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Fast Drying

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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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Suave, vintage brown

Instant favorite. A perfect sepia-like taupe for an antique look. Very well behaved ink. Will be buying a bottle for sure.

A random sample -- a lovely surprise!

I received Moonstone as a random sample, chosen by Brenda. Moonstone looked rather unassuming in the vial but what a lovely surprise it was when I inked my pen and began writing. A smooth-flowing medium dark brown, it doesn't clog my TWSBI GO with EF nib. At first, I considered it a nice change of pace from the standard blue and black inks I use at work. Now it is a favorite and a 30ml bottle will soon be purchased. Thank you, Goulet Pens, for offering the "test drive" size, and thank you Brenda for choosing it as my random sample. :-)

Great for broad/wet nibs

This is a very interesting ink - I found that it has lovely shading and the color is quite dynamic when writing with a broad or stub nib. I had the ink sit a bit once and I ended up with some pretty interesting green sheen, which was pretty neat.However, in an extra-fine nib (my usual go-to, I have tiny writing), the color is quite light and actually the ink sort of beads up in the line. So in very fine nibs it's not my favorite. For broader nibs it's quite lovely.

As intriguing as its name!

I'm not a huge fan of brown inks in general, but this is one that has really caught my eye. It reminds me a bit of Pilot's Ina-ho, though the colors are not especially similar, it has a similar quality, if that makes any sense. The color swab on this page is pretty accurate, but it doesn't quite convey the depth and complexity of it. I can't believe I'm waxing poetic about a brown, but it has a dreamy quality. The color changes as it dries and can range from something like a warm gray, to a deep neutral brown. Very hard to capture an accurate picture! I currently have it in a very wet writing pen and a pen of average to slightly higher wetness. I believe the color would come out lighter in a finer or dryer nib.

Over the moon for Moonstone

I purchased this ink to see if I could use it as an accent for note taking. The ink is smooth and flows nicely from the pen. I don't see much shading as I end up using cheap paper, but do see nice variance when I go over something I've written again.

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.