J HERBIN’s ROUGE HEMATITE LOOKS TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE
Does an ink having more saturation than usual can have good flow properties in a pen?
Can an ink having good flow properties in a pen can show no feathering/ bleeding tendencies on paper?
Both anwers can be “ Yes” if you are using J Herbin’s Rouge Hematite .
J Herbin’s 1670 Rouge Hematite, Anniversary Edition. So what’s about it?
This is what J Herbin claims – “ To celebrate the 340th Anniversary of the brand, we are introducing the “ 1670” ink especially formulated for this event.
With a dark red color and earthy tone,it is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax by the members of royal courts.This rich deepdye will bring brightness and majesty to all your writing”.
Probably calling this as just another FP ink may be under estimating it. So here the review goes…
The cover shows earthy red and golden colors, an indication of what this ink is going to deliver.
Bottle design - So radical, so classy…. An any day head turner.
Bottle, Opened…The cap is made of combination of Aluminium and Rubber, have a nice feel in hand.
Get past the appearance of the bottle to reveal the flaw – Bye Big pens..!
The ink writes on paper with a bright red color and then dries to an earthy tone as the booklet describes. An impressive bright red with an earthy tone.
Swab. See the golden tinge. This is the most peculiar feature of this ink.
Swab color analysis of area with out golden tinge - shows Reddish brown on brighter side.
Swab analysis of area with golden tinge- shows more Yellow still on very bright side.
It’s strange that chromatography do not reveal any Yellow or Brown tone. It simply shows Red and Pink components. I believe the golden tone appears where the ink is dried with out much absorption. Where there is more absorption like a swab, the gold tinge can not appear. This is more in line with the property of the dye used rather than any suspended particles, but I am not sure.
COLOR ON PAPER
Yes, a bright, saturated and happy color.
With a Fine nib.
With Medium nib.
PROPERTIES IN PEN
Testing materials include
Camlin Trinity Fine nib Convertor Filled
Lamy Safari Medium Convertor Filled
Wingsung Medium Aerometric Filled
Kim Small Medium stub Eyedropper Filled
Camlin trinity Fine nib writing sample
Lamy Medium nib writing sample
Kim stub writing sample.
With nib changed to a Broader one.
See the golden tinge more and more appearing with broader ( and more flow) nibs.
Edited by S-K, 23 October 2014 - 06:48.