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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.

Cacao du Bresil is decent brown, rather on the dry side.

Ink splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software Id

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/2664/0cLdc7.jpg

Color Range

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Esquisse notebook (papier satine) - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, broadf nib

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I am thinking you need your morning cup of coffee too Vis... :lol:

 

 

Is it Cacao du Bresil or Cafe des Iles? :huh:

 

 

 

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Hi Visa,

 

Nice work again,

 

Ilike the colours both the Cafè and the cacoa.....

 

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Morbus_Curiositas/Herbin%203%20browns%20compared/Herbin3browns002fpn_zps881124cf.jpg

 

But they are both so dry that they can even make a..

 

piece of lukewarm butter scratchy.... :)

 

Je te reccommende de boire une tasse de (Lie de) Thé :)

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Have you compared it to MB Toffee?

 

Thank you for your review.

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Thank you for the review. To be honest never thought that I would buy a brown(is) ink ever. Than brought Lie de Thé, and now seeing your review, I'm thinking to adding this ink to my inks to buy list. J. Herbin makes really great inks, have bit more than the half of the collection of their regular line.

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Dry it is just like the Cacoa de Bresil

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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