Ocean Noir – Monteverde Noir Ink

Monteverde is part of Yafa company. Some time ago the company offered wide array of new inks with Ink ITF™ – new Ink Treatment Formula that’s supposed to drastically improve ink-flow quality, extend cap-off time and improve ink drying time on paper. After trying two inks I can agree it’s not just marketing – the inks behave very well.

The company entered ink market in strong way. After succesfull launch of Gemstone series, Noir, Core and Emotions series followed.


The inks can be bought in 30 (and 90) ml bottle. The bottle is made of lass, has simple design and id pretty functional – stable and with wide neck allowing to fill quite comfortably (as long as there’s more than 60 % of the ink content in it) even monster fountain pens straight from the bottle.


The ink is strongly saturated and simply nice. I don’t really use blue inks but I’ll keep this one.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Color ID

Color range

Field Notes, Faggionato Petrarque, M

Rhodia, Faggionato Petrarque, M

Tomoe River, Faggionato Petrarque, M

Water Resistance 

2 thoughts on “Ocean Noir – Monteverde Noir Ink

  1. Two years ago, I would not have expected to see Monteverde as a major player in the ink wars, but here they are, with quite a few hits and not very many misses. Ocean Noir is very attractive, and competes with Horizon Blue in the PPS Sweepstakes. And while Sailor keeps raising their prices, Monteverde delivers excellent value.

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