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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.



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


I received a sample of Bleu Azur from Michael R.. Thank you.



I hate the color. Also it's surprising that on ink splash and on kitchen towel green dominates while during writing blue becomes dominant.



Ink Splash




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Drops of ink on kitchen towel




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Oxford Recycled 90 g, Kaweco Sport Classic, B



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This is what I would call "typical useless poorly saturated J. Herbin inks", along with Rouille d'ancre, Bouquet d'antan, Gris nuage, Diabolo menthe and Rose tendresse.

 

+1...

 

A totally useless color... I mean, not even good for mixing.

 

Thanks for the Review Vis..... the color is a wash thou.... :mellow:

 

 

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Thank you for saving us from the purchase.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Hi,

 

Many thanks for gifting us with another look at this ink. :)

 

This seems to be a very 'niche' ink.

 

I find it needs OCD fussing care when choosing the pen+paper combo.

(I loove it on onionskin and ye olde airmail papers.)

 

I've used more of this ink in blends and as a low-key highlighter than as it comes for personal writing.

 

For the most part, I reckon those who prefer an ink in such pale Value would be quite well served by diluting another ink of a similar hue.

 

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I think it's interesting how green it looks on the towel and how blue on the paper.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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I have this in my blue pen now, and I hate it. I thought it was just because I don't like blue in general, but I'm glad to see that I'm not alone here. From the color name, I expected it to be a lot more vibrant. I am glad that I tried this as a sample and not a full bottle.

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Hi,

 

Many thanks for gifting us with another look at this ink. :)

 

This seems to be a very 'niche' ink.

 

I find it needs OCD fussing care when choosing the pen+paper combo.

(I loove it on onionskin and ye olde airmail papers.)

 

I've used more of this ink in blends and as a low-key highlighter than as it comes for personal writing.

 

For the most part, I reckon those who prefer an ink in such pale Value would be quite well served by diluting another ink of a similar hue.

 

Bye,

S1

 

Now I have to track down some onionskin paper and the airmail papers so I can use my bottle of this ink.

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I've used a few Herbin inks, and the only one I would use on a regular basis is Bleu Nuit. I don't always mind unsaturated inks, but I find most Herbin inks unusable. I don't think this one is going to change my mind...

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This is what I would call "typical useless poorly saturated J. Herbin inks", along with Rouille d'ancre, Bouquet d'antan, Gris nuage, Diabolo menthe and Rose tendresse.

I love these unsaturated inks as they are perfect for my vintage flex pens. The shading and hairline quality is second to none - perhaps you ought to try them in flex pens? They are not really suited to normal, everyday fountain pens (unless of course, you write with vintage flex pens all the time :D ) Here are some samples of J.Herbin inks - the first is Rouille d'Ancre (such an unusual colour and a beautiful one at that...). Please excuse the feathering because I did it quickly onto cheap, photocopier paper. On the design for a birthday card, I used two very special inks - J.Herbin Vert Reseda and Montegrappa Bordeaux

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This is what I would call "typical useless poorly saturated J. Herbin inks", along with Rouille d'ancre, Bouquet d'antan, Gris nuage, Diabolo menthe and Rose tendresse.

 

 

+1...

 

A totally useless color... I mean, not even good for mixing.

 

Thanks for the Review Vis..... the color is a wash thou.... :mellow:

 

 

C.

+1 to you both :)

 

Thank you for the good review! This is one of the few inks that got me so frustrated because of its low saturation that I was ready to clean it out of the pen as soon the nib touched the page. I used it for a comparison and then immediately emptied the pen. It reminds me of the color of the water that comes out of a nib when I'm almost done cleaning a pen after using a blue ink

 

 

I think it's interesting how green it looks on the towel and how blue on the paper.

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Low saturation inks are used with dark paper where they shine.

 

One can also use strong velum/tracing paper which is fountain pen friendly and use any kind of dark cardstock as a background.

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Low saturation inks are used with dark paper where they shine.One can also use strong velum/tracing paper which is fountain pen friendly and use any kind of dark cardstock as a background.

I get the tracing paper over dark background. But your first sentence implies using directly on a dark paper, I think? Pictures please :lol:

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