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J. Herbin - Ambre De Birmanie


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I am seriously in love with this ink. It will be in my daily carry pen for a while. Or at least until my bottle of Shin-kai arrives. This ink loves a dip pen, too. Forgive my heavy-handed example above, but perhaps you can see the promise. In better hands, this would be remarkable dipped.

 

Sketch was done with Ambre de Birmanie, J. Herbin Bouton d'Or (the most useless ink I've ever put in a pen) and a touch of Iroshizuku Shin-kai. Not a success but that is hopefully more my total lack of experience with these three inks than anything else. I still have hope.

 

Reasonable care was taken to ensure color accuracy.

 

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I've been using Ambre de Birmanie in my Ondoro with a broad nib. Might not work so well with a fine or drier nib but but that combination of ink and pen worked very nicely, and the ink was definitely dark enough to be readable.

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Nice review. I love the bird!

 

You are easy to please. Thanks.

 

 

Great review. Thank you :) I also like this ink a lot although I find it too light for every day use.

I've been using Ambre de Birmanie in my Ondoro with a broad nib. Might not work so well with a fine or drier nib but but that combination of ink and pen worked very nicely, and the ink was definitely dark enough to be readable.

 

I find it just dark enough in my Lamy 2000 F/M to use out in the world. I wouldn't for anything official, of course, but it is very legible for notes and letters.

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I've updated the photos to more closely approximate the lightness of this ink in daylight. I need to stop working on these at night. It is difficult to judge how bright paper white should be under low level artificial light.

 

Here's a real world photo in a thin-paged textbook. No feathering, no bleedthrough, and minimal show-through. Not color accurate but the lightness should be about right.

 

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This is one of my favorite inks... and your bird is SERIOUSLY well done... :lol:

 

Love the review... Thanks!!!

 

 

 

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This is one of my favorite inks... and your bird is SERIOUSLY well done... :lol:

 

Love the review... Thanks!!!

 

 

 

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Thanks, C. I'm glad you like it.

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Thank you!

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I saw a new review of this ink and was reminded to update this with some images I took a while back. So, in case anyone wonders about this ink's usefulness for calligraphic endeavors. . .

 

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Its an absolutely nice ink, was worth to buy. Apparently a few of my friends liked the writing samples with it.

 

Ps.

Learning calligraphy absolutely worth the time and effort.

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I was looking for a golden hued ink and your review sold me. Thank you, I have a bottle on the way.

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I've updated the photos to more closely approximate the lightness of this ink in daylight. I need to stop working on these at night. It is difficult to judge how bright paper white should be under low level artificial light.

 

Here's a real world photo in a thin-paged textbook. No feathering, no bleedthrough, and minimal show-through. Not color accurate but the lightness should be about right.

 

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What book is that?

 

I'm pretty sure I own that book, and that I have used it.

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