Friday, April 24, 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
Vert Pre - very difficult to see on the bright white Clairefontaine paper. (Or on the ivory Canteo for that matter) The color of lime green freeze pops. Poor flow in my .5 cursive italic. Squeak squeak squeak. It's really a very cool color, but if it doesn't flow, it's got to go... Not sure how an ink this color would best be used. Notations perhaps? Highlighting?
Maybe it would work better with a really wet nib - maybe a glass dip pen or calligraphy pen...
All Herbin inks provided by Exaclair for the purpose of review.