This ink is FANTASTIC! I wouldn't describe myself as a huge red ink fan. In fact, I only use red ink for grading and editing, but as soon as I had a chance to get this ink in a pen I knew I just had to have some. And honestly, it's a Limited Edition ink from one of my favorite ink makers. I wouldn't be an inkophile if I pass on purchasing this ink now would I? So, I went down to the local B&M store and purchased the last bottle they had in stock! Interesting story about that, but I'll save it for another time.
- It's quite vibrant, but not unpleasantly so.
- This ink is highly saturated. I normally don't note this type of thing, but this is an uncommon quality to find in a J. Herbin ink.
- There is a good chance that you will damage the wax on the cap when you open the bottle, and upon opening it you will find a very small bottle opening. If you routinely use large pens be ready to decant this ink into a more suitable container.
- No feathering or bleed through.
- Excellent flow and lubrication. It's honestly some of the best I've ever experienced.
- The drying time is glacial. It took at least 15 seconds to "dry" and remained smudgy even the next day! Lefties and those with sweaty hands beware. If you use super juicy wet writers on only slightly absorbent paper beware...
- The shading is to die for.
- It is not even remotely waterproof.