Montblanc Royal Blue [full size photo] – I inked this Royal Blue from Montblanc in a Sheaffer Stylist. This is an interesting pen, in case you didn’t already know, it actually writes a Medium and Fine line. How? If you write normally the Sheaffer Stylist give you a Medium line. If you flip it over and write upside down, it writes a Fine line (although it’s much more scratchy).
Ok, back to the ink…
I feel this Montblanc, is pretty much a color that falls in what I would call – a standard blue. It is a nice everyday blue with a hint of purple in it. It is very nice in this Sheaffer. Montblanc did a great job with the properties of this ink… the flow is amazing, it very lubricating, lays a nice wet line (in this Sheaffer Stylist) no problems with startups, no show or bleed through or feathering for that matter. I’d say it’s a rather well behaved ink. It also dries pretty fast, considering how wet a line this Sheaffer lays down on the Hammermill test paper. It also, has a bit of shading which is nice.
I would have to say, that this is one of my favorite standard blue inks that I have. I like it as much as the J Herbin Eclat De Saphir ink. It’s a well rounded pretty blue, that I would recommend to anyone!
Egad! I apologize, I just noticed a spelling error in the Ink Sample form. Sorry about that!