Monday, February 8, 2010

Review: J. Herbin Rose Tendresse Fountain Pen Ink

Herbin Rose Tendresse

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 Rose Tendresse

J. Herbin Rose Tendresse fountain pen ink tested in an extra-fine nibbed Lamy Studio fountain pen. Clairefontaine Basics journal with bright white 90g paper.

Rose Tendresse appears to be Rose Cyclamen's kid sister. Medium saturation with some shading. A slightly dry flow in this pen but not bad.

I prefer the highly saturated Rose Cyclamen but this ink does have a certain delicate appeal.

Herbin Rose Tendresse Mandala

Rose Tendresse Mandala created with an Herbin glass dip pen in an Exacompta sketchbook.

Herbin inks run $8.00 per 30ml bottle at The Ink Flow

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

1 comment:

plo said...

Great minds think alike! I have a pink Mandela on my site inspired by you!

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