It seems that in 2010 Montblanc changed the manufacturer of their ink as well as the design of the bottle. The company’s issued a new, larger (60 ml vs 50 ml) bottle. To be honest I find Montblanc bottle not only nice but also practical, much better than Iroshizuku or Sailor.
The new colours launched in 2010 include:
- Burgundy Red
- Irish Green
- Lavender Purple
- Mystery Black
- Midnight Blue
- Oyster Grey
- Royal Blue
- Toffee Brown
Lavender is quite interesting ink although it’s not really Lavender color. Not at all. It has a little shading and depending on how wet the nib or feed is, the color can look almost quite dark or a softer, muted blueberry. As most Montblanc inks it behaves well ion variety of papers.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Oxford, kaweco Classic Sport, B