Montblanc Violet [full size photo] – This color is a very nice deep violet, with hints of black in it. Please note I did have a lot of issues trying to get the scanner to pick this color up correctly. It kept seeing more black than violet. After a few tries I finally got scan to show more of a true color, but its still a little more black than it really is.
I inked this in my Lamy Safari and have been going to town with this ink, it produces a very smooth, wetish line, with a hint of show through. I do occasionally have some nib creep issues, but I think that may be indicative to the fountain pen I am using, more than the ink itself. I don’t see any real issues with feathering or bleed through. The ink is pretty well behaved, I did have one hard start one morning, but I think it was more of an anomaly than anything else. There is a bit of shading you can see in the right light, but the light at my office defeats that, so I don’t normally find much shading when inked in my Fine Point Lamy. Montblanc Violet will continue to be the counterpart of my faithful Lamy.
I left the ink at work on Friday, so I apologize for the lack of an action shot. Ill get one up in the next few weeks.
Matt is a Systems Development Director for a multinational franchise. Matt has lived and worked in Hawaii, Chicago, South Florida and currently resides outside of Atlanta. He enjoys his hobbies including Technology, Gadgets/EDC, Fountain Pens, Wetshaving, Clocks, Antiques & Coffee. He even roasts his own coffee weekly.