I would like to think that I am the kind of person who will try anything (well almost anything!) once, that includes colors! My collection is dominated by pinks, purples, and blues. I have a few greens here and there, but they are few and far between. Orange, is a whole new world.
KWZ Monarch ended up on my radar after seeing someone post a beautiful stub nib lettering. The beautiful shading gave me the feeling of a sunset and I knew I had to have a bottle. I usually go to Vanness for my KWZ ink, however this was a special case. This ink is made for the Netherlands shop Fontoplumo, and sadly shipping a bottle of Monarch by itself would cost 40 Euros, which was more than the bottle itself, the site did have a free shipping option after a certain amount so I decided that I would have to buy a Pelikan M205, a Visconti Violet, a Rhodia Notebook, and an extra bottle of Monarch to give away here to get the free shipping ^_^. Nice logic right?
It arrived in the standard KWZ packaging of a cardboard box and a plastic wrapped bottle. There is a special butterfly marking on this one however, which is a nice touch!
From the name and the packaging I am guessing that KWZ would have you think of a Monarch Butterfly. I can totally see where they were going with that. It does actually have a pretty butterfly orange color. The shading is gorgeous! It is hard to tell in photos but the saturation is a bit low, if this were a drier pen it might not be legible.
For this review I inked my Montblanc Starwalker 100 Years edition. This was the troublesome pen that brought me into the FP world, but it is a smooth, wet writer.
Ink Journal Entry:
Line going down on CF Paper:
This is a super fun ink for creative writing, art, etc, but I couldn’t see it being used for business purposes. It definitely wont be something I keep inked all the time, but every once in a while this pop of color will bring me joy.
Now for the fun part, the giveaway!
Prize: KWZ Monarch Ink
How To Win:
- Comment on this blog post about what you think of this color. (2 Entries)
- Comment on the FPN Facebook post about this giveaway. (1 Entry)
- Comment on the IG (squishy.ink) Post about this giveaway. (1 Entry)
- Share IG Post. (1 Entry)
- And as always if you subscribe to my blog and let me know you’ll get an additional entry.
Open until the end of the year! 12/31/16 @ 11:59PM HST. I will be drawing the winner on New Year’s Day.
Open to USA.
Thank you to all who make the FP community so great! Happy Holidays ^_^