Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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
* Water based
* Flows smoothly and is fast drying
* All natural dyes
I'll make this one quick and easy. Diabolo Menthe is too light and too dry. I had it loaded into a .5 cursive italic and the pen was squeaking across the Clairefontaine paper. (Yes - I had made sure I had the ink converter primed.) The color isn't as fluorescent as my pictures are making it out to be. (Too many tweaks in Picasa I suppose - gotta start laying off of that Sharpen function...)
This ink seems to be a lighter version of the Vert Reseda, though maybe without the yellow tinge. It's the color of tropical waters - pretty, but I won't have a use for this ink.
Herbin inks run $7.20 per 30ml bottle at The Ink Flow