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http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/image_3.jpeg http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/image_2.jpeg http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/image_5.jpeg http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/image_4.jpeg This is an ink I did not expect to like or get much use. I primarily use the 1670 inks as watercolors when painting with my daughter. She likes the gold flecks, and they do make for some interesting effects, so I purchased all of the line save Stormy Grey (which is one of the worst inks I have every personally tried) for this purpose. I put it in my daily carry pen to test for this review and it didn't come out for two weeks. So, not too bad. The gold shows up readily on high quality paper and almost not at all on the cheap stuff, so I didn't get any questions at work about my sparkly ink. Hue is identical to Herbin's own Terre de Feu, but Caroube is much wetter and a bit darker. In the end, I like it quite a bit. While not as exciting as Rouge Hematite or Emeraude de Chivor, it is much better behaved and much more useable on a daily basis. In case you missed it in the written review, I left the cap off my pen for four hours with Caroube inside and it started right up again. Cleaning it out of the pen took about three flushes. Brilliant. Paper is Rhodia dotpad no. 16. An attempt was made toward color accuracy.
mhphoto posted a topic in Ink ReviewsHere's my review of the new version of J. Herbin Bleu Ocean 1670 that contains the long awaited gold pigment. As far as appearances go, the new version looks worlds better just with the inclusion of the gold, but it's still nowhere near as well behaved as Rouge Hematite. But it's definitely worth the money just based on its uniqueness! Here's my review of the original Bleu Ocean 1670 formula (please scroll all the way down for a more recent scan as the old scan has a horrible magenta color cast and isn't accurate), here's my review of the related Stormy Grey 1670, and here's my review of Rouge Hematite 1670 (the original formula—the most recent is the fourth version). I'll be adding some more pictures tomorrow. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/GssLXb.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/mjHiMP.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/gn252A.jpg