on saleMonteverde Purple Reign - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code MV-G309PR

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on saleMonteverde Purple Reign - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code MV-G309PR

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30ml glass bottle of Monteverde Purple Reign fountain pen ink.

Monteverde ink is lubricated to help prevent it from drying out in your pen.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.5mm (0.93in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

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 17 reviews
Laura H.
Nice ink, though not like the color in the online image

It's wonderful ink. The purple is rich and purply and it flows very well. The only thing is, I have been looking for a lighter, pinker purple color�exactly like what's in the image, and this is quite a bit darker in real life. Alas. Maybe some day.

For those the love purple ink!

Beautiful and Vibrant.

Gloriously Magenta-ish Purple

My go-to purple ink is Pelikan 4001 Violet, which is a true purple. But when I want a more vibrant, redder purple, Purple Reign is the ticket to nirvana. It has generous flow, and always starts immediately in a 1.1mm stub nib, my nib of choice. I haven't noticed much shading, but I haven't looked for it. I mostly use Purple Reign to call attention to special items in my engineering notes, wherein my usual choice of ink is Iroshizuki Tsuki-yo (a darkish teal). The color contrast between than and Purple Reign is excellent. Purple Reign has good saturation; no wimpy fading to a paler shadow of itself when it dries. It has somewhat better water resistance than the Iroshizuku inks I use (they have almost none). Drying time is a little faster than average; it never smears on the engineering note pad paper I generally use. My only complaint: I wish it were available in the larger (90ml.) bottle. But it's still reasonably priced in the 30ml. bottle. I suspect that a bright, vivid ink like Purple Reign appeals to a limited category of pen users; in other words, either you'd really like an ink like this, or you wouldn't even consider it. If you're in the former group, you'll probably love it. For my part, I never intend to be without it.

beautiful color

I love this ink. It's such a beautiful color and a pleasure to write with.

Rick W.
Monteverde Purple Reign Ink flows across the page

I have a couple different colors of Monteverde ink in bottles. The ink flow smoothly across the page using different pens from different manufactures. I highly recommend the inks.because they dry quickly and make your cursive penmanship look great.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

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.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 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.