Montblanc Black Ink review

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Montblanc Black ink I got in the package of the Montblanc Meisterstuck 149. This ink costs about $ 0,25/ml.
Montblanc Black

It is a very saturated black. A good dark ink. The color has no shading, so black is black. So what more can you tell on a black color......

The bottle is shaped in a way that you can get all the ink out of the bottle till the last drop.
Montblanc Black

The ink writes a bit dry. It does not flow real good not in this Visconti Van Gogh Maxi (fine). On Moleskine paper it feathers a little bit. On Rhodia paper it is just fine. There's also some bleed-through on the other side of the page of a Moleskine.
Montblanc Black

Written review
Montblanc Black
Can't read it? Here's the translation:
"Montblanc Black

I just filled my Visconti Van Gogh Maxi (fine) with Montblanc Black

I was given this ink when I bought my Montblanc Meisterstück 149.

The color is just plain black, with almost no shading. It is a great blacj ink I think.

The ink writes a bit dry in this pen, feathers a bit. The ink also bleeds through this Moleskine paper to much.
Dryingtime on Moleskine paper is longer then 15 seconds. On Rhodia paper it takes longer then 25 seconds.

Montblanc Black

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This ink is not Moleskine-friendly. There's bleed-through on the other side of the paper with a fine-nib fountain pen. It is even worse with a medium nib fountain pen. Drying time on Moleskine paper is longer then 15 seconds. On Rhodia even more then 25 seconds. If you love to write with a black in a Moleskine I recommend you use Noodler's Black.
Montblanc Black

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Speedmaster said...

GREAT review!!! Using MB British Racing Green in my Pelikan M800 right now.

Ridge Walker said...

As an idle hobby I am doing a study of black fountain pen ink. So far I have tested 12 and I can say with absolute certainty black is not black. There is a myriad of shades within black. It's funny though, it's not at all noticeable until you start making swatches on little 3 by 5 cards and lining them up together. Mont Blanc Black has a decided redish tint to it. Diamine Jet Black is the lightest I have tested with a noticeable gray tint. The blackest black? Noodlers Bulletproof Black, Private Reserve Ultra Black are the darkest tested thus far.

Having said this, I will readily acknowledge that if all you are doing is looking at the letters drawn by your pen (and not a much larger blot) black seems to be black.

Anonymous said...

Nice review. Thank you. However, to me it's a slightly washed out, not so saturated black ink in fine and not-so-wet nibs.

Dry writing, poor water resistance and bleedthrough makes it an average performer.

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