Recipe: A random blue cartridge that came with a Monteverde Invincia and a few drops of Noodler’s Red-Black
I recently got a fountain pen that doesn’t take converters. It came with one cartridge (Standard International Short), but I managed to get it jammed inside the barrel of the pen. So I had to destroy the cartridge to get it out. I had a few more laying around, so it wasn’t a big loss.
So I used a blue cartridge that came with my Monteverde Invincia, and I hated the color. It was a lame, weak blue. I’m not sure if it was Monteverde ink or not, but it was unacceptable. Instead of throwing it out, I figured I’d experiment a bit and mix in another color and see what happens. So I put in a couple drops of Noodler’s Red-Black, thinking I’d get a nice, rich purple.
What came out was more of a weird brown-black with purple overtones. I wasn’t crazy about it, but I figured I’d use it up to see if it would grow on me. It didn’t. But I did discover some interesting things about it (click the image below to enlarge it).