Friday, April 17, 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 Reseda is shown above, tested in a Clairefontaine Basics journal - 90g bright white paper. This ink was kind of gushy (good flow) in my wet writing M nibbed Sailor Sapporo. It's a slightly less than moderately saturated medium teal with a tinge of yellow. It's a bright color.
Shows up even darker on the ivory Canteo paper (which is more absorbent than the Clairefontaine.) Even on ivory paper, the tinge of yellow is still evident. I'm not really a teal person, and the yellowish tinge is slightly off-putting to me. This color reminds me of the old art deco buildings in Miami's South Beach - the way they are painted in bright shades of pink and teal.
All Herbin inks provided by Exaclair for the purpose of review.