Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Review: J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil Fountain Pen Ink

Herbin's Cacao Du Bresil

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

Herbin Cacao du Bresil

J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil fountain pen ink tested in a fine nibbed Sailor 1911 fountain pen. Clairefontaine Basics journal with 90g bright white paper.

While this Sailor pen can sometimes be a dry writer, (especially on this Clairefontaine paper) this ink is very smooth with this pen/paper combination.

I see this color as a dark grayish brown - not overly saturated, but rich with shading. I can imagine that the color/saturation might be more intense in a wider nibbed pen.

Not a color I would typically use, but very nice. It has a classic look about it.

All J. Herbin inks provided by Exaclair for the purpose of review.


1 comment:

Beth T Irwin said...

This gives my writing an archival effect, as if it's already been on the page for years. I adore it and buy it in huge quantities. Very soothing on the eye, but dark enough for transcribing under incandescent lights at night.

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