on saleMonteverde Scotch Brown - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code MV-G309SB

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on saleMonteverde Scotch Brown - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code MV-G309SB

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out of stock

30ml Bottle

30ml glass bottle of Monteverde Scotch Brown 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 16 reviews

Love it. You can see some shading with thicker nibs.


Love it. You can see some shading with thicker nibs.

Mike S.
Very wet

Beautiful rich brown but might be too wet depending on what nib you use.

Pleasant brown

I've just loaded my Olive wood Conklin All American with Monteverde Scotch Brown ink and it's already proven itself a great with this pen in the first page of notes. I had some trouble with a couple of Diamine Ancient Copper cartridges running dry in this pen causing very hard starts. I would have to stand the pen nib down to get the feed loaded and even then starting the pen required up to a couple of minutes of doodling to get it flowing. The Monteverde Scotch brown was quick to fill the feed and has written a page of doodles and a page of notes without any issue. I've set the pen on its side for a couple of hours and it started immediately when picked up again. The Scotch Brown color is very easy to read with a pleasant almost chocolate like look on the page. I've used the ink on a page of 20lb printer paper, Tamoe River paper in a Goulet notebook, and a Clairfontaine dot grid notepad. The Conklin writes wet with this ink, but the dry time is quick enough not to smear on the page of any of these papers. The shading is medium for me because it is writing wet in this pen. Flow is excellent so far and saved this pen from being put into occasional-use-only mode.

Amruta P.
Beautiful chocolate- Just a solid, dependable colour

This ink is smooth, versatile and is true to the sample pictures - more warm brown than a dark brown, but depends on how much ink you've put on paper - with my broader calligraphy nibs, it gives some cool archival effects. This is my new go-to to write my morning pages, and I'm happy seeing it on paper everyday.

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.