thINKthursday – Montblanc Web Gray

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Montblanc Web Grey

Montblanc Metamorphosis Web Grey will have you caught in its net.

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday – Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

Montblanc Web Grey is a limited edition ink released in conjunction with their Rouge et Noir Spider Metamorphosis pens. The ink is a light graphite grey that is meant to mimic the silver color of a spiders’ web. The ink comes in Montblanc’s beautiful 50ml square glass bottle. The bottle is impeccably packaged in a cardboard box with a separate compartment that pulls out like a drawer, holding the ink. This review was done with a Faber-Castell Loom EF, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

Web Grey is a nearly true grey, with only the slightest hint of blue. Writing with a fine nib produces a light appearance, while a broad nib creates more shading and a darker appearance. At its lightest, the ink is a silver grey. From there, it shades to an ash grey before finishing as a lead color. Overall, the ink has an appearance similar to what one would get writing with a pencil.

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

Montblanc inks always preform well, but Web Grey is a step above the rest. It has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. While it has very low saturation, Web Grey has great dry times at 15-25 seconds. I was surprised at how water resistant the ink is, only slightly smearing from the water test. Even with its water resistance, the ink was easy to clean up.

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

While some people don’t get grey inks, I happen to to be huge fan. I find joy in the pencil-like look of an ink coming out of a fountain pen. The ink is fairly water resistant and workplace appropriate, so you can use it anywhere. While it is on the expensive side, you get a gorgeous bottle and an ink that’s a pleasure to use.

thINKthursday - Montblanc Web Grey

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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