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Rouge Opera - J. Herbin


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J. Herbin was established in 1670.

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.

That's what J. Herbin says about themselves. They've been on the market for quite some time and I guess they now what they're doing.

Rouge Opera is decent red ink. I don't really like the color but it writes well.

Ink splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID:

 

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Color range

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Calendar - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, broadf nib

 

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I'm using this ink today to write Christmas letters - I wasn't sure about it at first but I really like it now. It's not an everyday ink but it does add pizzaz. Thanks for the review!

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Rouge Opera is my favorite ink but mine doesn't look anything like this. I've had it in cartridges and full bottle and it leans to the blue side.

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The colour of the ink varies a bit among the photos - my Rouge Opera is most like the one with the timed "smears". I bought mine earlier this year - is it possible the colour formulation has changed?

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Thank you for doing these! I have this one, I think, as a sample to review.

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Hmmm - I was given a sample. I've checked swabs in Goulet shops and it actually looks more like Rouge Caroubier. But I doubt the shop would mismatch the samples.

 

No.. you have the correct ink. Rouge Opera has pink undertones, Rouge Caroubier has orange undertones.

 

 

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The more I used it, the more I liked it. I'm not usually a huge JH fan, but this one got me. At the end of the fill, it sheens!

 

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