Thursday, March 18, 2010

Review: J. Herbin Cafe des Isles Fountain Pen Ink

Herbin's Cafe Des Iles

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 Cafe des Isles

J. Herbin Cafe des Isles fountain pen ink tested in a extra fine nibbed Lamy Accent fountain pen. Clairefontaine Basics journal with 90g bright white paper.

Similar in saturation to Terre de Feu but not as reddish. This ink has really good flow. Dark caramel in color.

I'm not usually one for brown inks but I like this shade & love the flow so I think I'll keep it around for a while.

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



1 comment:

Anne-Sophie said...

I don't use brown inks either.

But the colors are fantastic as they remind me of food, especially chocolat, coffee, caramel and creamy filling and frosting flavors.

Mmmmm.

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