2010 Colour List:
Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Lavender Purple, Burgundy Red, Oyster Grey, Toffee Brown, Irish Green
Previous colours: Royal Blue, Blue-black, Black, Emerald Green, Ruby Red,
Turquoise, Bordeaux, Sepia, Racing Green
In 2010 Montblanc updated the look of what was a classic ink bottle and issued a new, larger (60 ml vs 50 ml) bottle. I must say that I like the look of the bottle, but the not the new cap. The old cap has a real classic feel and look. The new cap is plastic and it looks like plastic.
This is a relatively expensive ink, up in price from the previous line. Some of the Montblanc colours have not appealed to me, they tend to be too watery while others, like the old Violet, and which is the same as the "new" Lavender Purple are inks that I use on a regular basis.
I must say that the ink comes in very classy packaging.
The bottle sites in a study box that has a canvas pull to slide the inner drawer that holds the bottle of ink.
And for some of the inks this is repackaging in terms of the same in a new bottle.
Some of the ink holds the name previously used, while others have new names and the bottles hold the same ink. There are two new colours: Oyster Grey and Toffee Brown.
In March 2010 when I popped down to my local store (Vancouver Pen) they were sold out of all but the Royal Blue and Oyster Grey but the full range of colours are in stock and I have been trying the Royal Blue, Midnight Blue and Lavender Purple inks.