J. Herbin Bleu Ocean 1670
Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:08
A word about the color of this ink. All of the samples I'd seen of this ink showed a deep blue with slight violet undertones, but when I began writing the review of this ink it turned out to be distinctly violet-leaning. I do have a calibrated monitor, but that certainly doesn't mean it's perfectly representative of the true color. But the color on the screen matches the color of the review in front of me with about 95% confidence. I'm not sure how your monitor will represent the true color, so if it seems way too purple, it might be the monitor. But let it be know that this ink is definitely verging on purple, though I'd still say it's a blue.
On to the review!
I think I like this ink more when diluted than straight out of the bottle.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 18:20
The lines on Rhodia paper are blue, not violet right? On my monitor I see that the lines on your paper are a bright violet, with hints of red.
Edited by awc, 19 November 2012 - 18:22.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 19:02
Perhaps it is my monitor, (or it could be your scanner) but the image is very violet. Similarly Eclat de Saphir in the review is significantly more violet than it appears in real life (an ink I do own, so it suggests that there is something funky going on)
Indeed. Something funky. I am viewing this at work now, and the color is too violet. In fact both monitors I have here at work display it as too violet. Lest it be blamed entirely on calibration, I note that this is well above and beyond the normal variation I see. As I said before, on my iPad the colors appeared more correct. I will try calibrating my monitor here at work to see what changes...
OK, so I re-calibrated. I did end up reducing the red level slightly, but it wasn't nearly enough. For some reason the color is significantly too purple. The difference is still huge, actually, and I don't understand why the iPad is giving a color so much closer. I will have to re-check that. BTW, I am writing with the ink today and am holding up a paper under indirect sunlight (slightly filtered by the gray-tinted windows here at work). To get the ink color to look right by direct comparison I have to reduce the Red values (of RGB) by nearly 100, but this makes the paper blue. It's a mystery.
Edited by mhosea, 19 November 2012 - 19:34.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 19:42
In support of depicting the [relative] colour HBlO, here's an image of swabs made from my bottles of HBlO and Montblanc Royal Blue.
Swabs on HPJ1124. (Flaky as ever, but . . .)
Left: Herbin Bleu Ocean. Right: Montblanc Royal Blue.
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Edit to add: The image above is an extract from the topic Comparison - Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean : Montblanc Royal Blue LINK
Edited by Sandy1, 20 November 2012 - 12:26.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 20:01
Posted 19 November 2012 - 21:35
my bottle after a few different fills, seems to write out a sort of violet/ deep purple but drys to a more bluish, with slight violet/ purple color.
very enjoyable to watch well scribbling notes down in marine biology lecture
it is not like the rouge hematite, and I think that people expect the same sort of thing even though it is a different ink.
personally it has its own characteristics about it as does every ink and is to me very fun and enjoyable to use
Posted 20 November 2012 - 00:51
InkSwabs by mehosea, on Flickr
All I've done here is dial back the brightness and contrast a little. The colors still aren't quite right. Anyway, it's for comparison purposes. Pictured:
Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean
Montblanc Royal Blue
Noodler's North African Violets
Noodler's Gruene Cactus Eel
Noodler's Liberty's Elysium
Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue
All the small writing and the vertical and horizontal lines (apart from the individual swabs) are in Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean. The swabs are from the bottle, the writing from my sample. It's been in the pen awhile so may be slightly concentrated.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:21
I liked how you described the saturation as "Noodler's" -- which I think is becoming a standard.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:38
Sandy1's probably the expert on this, though -- if you calibrate your monitor based on the spec she heads her reviews with, you'll probably be good to go!
Otherwise, nice review! Strangely enough, it comforts me to see a negative sponsored review, since it reinforced to some extent that the sponsorship doesn't affect the review's veracity or integrity very much in this sphere (I'm looking at you, IGN).
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:11
Glenn (I have a "pen" circle on G+)
Posted 25 December 2012 - 20:45