Monday, March 30, 2009

Quick Comparison: J. Herbin - 10 More Fountain Pen Inks

J Herbin - 10 More Fountain Pen Inks

From the J Herbin website:

"J. Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. M. Herbin created “The Jewel of Inks” in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700."

"Each bottle of 30 ml has an integrated pen rest. They are known as “D bottle pen inks. The “D” refers to the old French unit of measure “la Demi Courtine”.

* 30 beautiful colors!
* Non toxic and pH neutral
* Lightfast
* Water based
* Flows smoothly and is fast drying
* All natural dyes

J Herbin - 10 More Fountain Pen Inks

Initial thoughts on 10 more J. Herbin inks:

A. Vert Pre - a happy lime green the color of freeze pops.
B. Lierre Sauvage - cartoon grass green
C. Diabolo Menthe - very light - looks like a lighter version of Bleu Pervenche
D. Vert Reseda - a very bright teal
E. Bouquest D' Antan - light bubble gum pink
F. Violette Pensee - blueish purple - slightly chalky looking
G. Terre de Fue - a medium dirt brown - mud caked in the sun
H. Rouille D' Ancre - the color of Band Aid brand band-aids.
I. Lie di The - a very odd color.... hard to describe
J. Ambre de Birmanie - the color of butterscotch candies

K. Orange Indien - previously reviewed, wanted to see it next to the Ambre de Birmanie

Here's a Link to my previous 10 Herbin ink comparison.

Herbin inks run $7.20 per 30ml bottle at The Ink Flow

See a good article on Pentrace where I think they did a great job demonstrating the Herbin colors.

4 comments:

Wm. Anthony said...

Lie de The is one of the colors I use. It's the color of steeped tea before the milk.

Brian Scott Richardson said...

Nice to see them all side by side like that! Thanks so much for doing that.

Speedmaster said...

Wow, great work!!!

Nosferatuia said...

Thanks for the comparison, it helps a great deal!

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