Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ink Shot Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world

The kind folks at La Couronne du Comte sent this bottle of ink along with my (surprise) gift for my birthday.
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
ABOUT
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
Color: Red
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: € 14,80
Price/ml: ~ € 0.25/ml
Where to buy: La Couronne du Comte
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
PROS
  • Beautiful, rich red.
  • Well-behaved ink - minimal bleedthrough and showthrough.
  • Good flow.
  • Looks amazing when used in a very wet nib.
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world
CONS
  • I've heard from others this ink is a little dry and gives some nib creep. As a saturated red, nib creep isn't surprising, however, I haven't experienced that yet. Could be the nibs/pens used. 
  • Bleeds like crazy with water contact.
OVERALL

Mmmm as soon as I saw this ink was being released, I knew I would have to try it. It's a beautiful, rich, warm red that looks outstanding in broad and/or wet nibs. Being a red, it requires proper cleaning, but it doesn't behave terribly and I love the color.
Review: Montblanc LE Corn Poppy Red Ink @couronneducomte @Montblanc_US @Montblanc_world

9 comments:

Jay Pulli said...

I have this ink too. Very nice red. Only complaint is that it seems to dry out in the feed after a few days of non use, at least in the Taccia Stacatta.

Peter Buergin-Witt said...

Happy Birthday, Azizah (probably belatedly) - great ink, great review!

Peninkcillin said...

Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Rob said...

I really like this red. It reminds me a bit of Winter Glow.

Ted said...

beautiful. is it a limited release? can I wait on it?

Azizah Asgarali said...

I believe so, but so far, it doesn't seem scarce. Depends how long you want to wait, I guess :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

Yes! It does, which is one I've considered buying at outrageous prices lol

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thank you Peter!
AND! Thank you for your parcel!!! Love the selection you sent :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

I've heard it was dry for someone else as well. I suspect you're right, it is dry, but it was okay in the pens I put it in - but I used it up pretty quickly. I think saturated reds can be on the dry side though.

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