Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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
This was a very bad ink/paper combination. The Bleu Azur is a very light colored ink and its flow was extremely dry in an extra fine nibbed Lamy Safari fountain pen. Clairefontaine Basics journal with 90g bright white paper can sometimes be a bit unforgiving with dry inks, and such was this case with the Bleu Azur. It looked nice when I used it with the glass dip pen, so perhaps it might be better suited for wide nibbed wet writers. (A pen that typically writes very wet.)
Bleu Azur Mandala created with an Herbin glass dip pen in an Exacompta sketchbook.
All J. Herbin inks provided by Exaclair for the purpose of review.