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Orange Indien - J. Herbin

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 14:58

 
 

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J. Herbin is known to be the oldest name in ink production in the world, and their inks 'l'Encre de la Tete Noire", "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l'Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships) were produced as early as 1700. 

 

M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

 

J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world.

 

By 1700, the company was producing “l’Encre de la Tete Noire,” followed by “Perle des Encres,” (The Jewel of Inks) and “l’Encre des Vaisseaux” (The Ink of Ships).

 

J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. These formulas still reside in our company headquarters in Paris.

 

At the moment company belongs to Exaclair Inc, that has rights to brands like Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Brause or G. Lalo.

 

J. Herbin offers 30 standard colors:

 

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  1. Ambre de Birmanie
  2. Bleu Azur
  3. Bleu Myosotis
  4. Bleu Nuit
  5. Bleu Pervenche
  6. Bouquet d'Antan
  7. Bouton d'Or
  8. Cacao du Bresil
  9. Cafe des Iles
  10. Diabolo Menthe
  11. Eclat de Saphir
  12. Gris Nuage
  13. Larmes de Cassis
  14. Lie de The
  15. Lierre Sauvage
  16. Orange Indien
  17. Perle Noire
  18. Poussiere de Lune
  19. Rose Cyclamen
  20. Rose Tendresse
  21. Rouge Bourgogne
  22. Rouge Caroubier
  23. Rouge Opera
  24. Rouille d'Ancre
  25. Terre de Feu
  26. Vert Empire
  27. Vert Olive
  28. Vert Pre
  29. Vert Reseda
  30. Violette Pensee

Orange Indien is one of my favourite orange inks. It's well behaved, moderately saturated and have excellent flow. I prefer iroshizuku's Yu-Yake but this one is a keeper. During two years I've used 1 and 2/5 bottles. Quite a lot.

 

Ink on Kaweco AL Sport broad nib

 

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Oxford Recycled 90 g, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

 

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 16:31

I had high hopes for this one but it turned out to be too pale for me. I don't like how under saturated it is. I don't think I've ever got a colour as rich as your writing sample from Orange indien.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 16:36

Try CIAK paper - it likes most inks and most inks love this paper. On the other hand I like the way it's muted on most papers :)



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 00:43

Great Review! This ink is going on my purchase list. 


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:31

This is my experience with Orange indien. The pen lays down a lot of ink when flexed. But still I didn't get a vibrant colour, but a muted orange that seems to lean to brown.

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#6 Iittala

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:47

It's a bit too pale for my liking. I'll stick to Yu Yake, my current favorite orange ink.

Have you tried Caran D'Ache Electric Orange? Not a lot of shading once it dries, but it is quite bright. Looking at your list of orange inks I would compare it to the Akkerman Oranje boven.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:38

Nice review; after having used this ink in fine or super fine nibs and finding it rather boring, I rediscovered it with a Lamy Vista with an M nib, looks stunning.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 04:28

Probably my favorite orange. As others have stated, it calls for medium or broad nibs to really shine. Nice review, thank you.







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