Inky Review Of Our Newly Launched J Herbin Inks

Hello Folks!

I just thought I'd hop on and announce our new lines that we're stocking which now include the most beautiful fountain and dip pen inks from J Herbin.

I've been swooning over these for some time now and have a couple in my collection as a newbie to inks so the chance to stock them was too much to resist and I now have a very good selection in stock.

Let's start with the:

J HERBIN 1670 ANNIVERSARY INKS

The 1670 anniversary collection are all intensely deep colours with flecks of fine gold dust, they are just out of this world! We've tested them out on our own cartridge paper journals as well as the Rhodia paper and they write beautifully. There's a real depth of colour and intensity and the gold dust is just a shimmer so very subtle for writing unless you spill a bit or use a very wide nib in which case you see the sparkle a bit more. 

Check the test swatches out below and we will be doing more in depth reviews of each ink colour soon:

1670 J Herbin Bleu Ocean

This is a gorgeous regal blue. I love how this shades, it has a rich royal blue tone but a heavier application dries a deep dark ocean blue.

J Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean Colour Swatch


J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Cypre

This is an intense brown with a red and coppery undertone.

J Herbin 1670 Carobe du Chypre Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1670 Carobe du Chypre Colour Swatch Close Up

J Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite

This one is a very vibrant red, not what I was expecting, but very rich and dries a deeper shade where the application was heavier.

J Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite Colour Swatch Close Up

J Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey 

A deep anthracite grey, very intense and bold

J Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey Colour Swatch Close Up

J HERBIN 1798 INKS

Then we have the exclusive 1798 collection which celebrates the year Jacques Herbin launched his very own line of quality inks. The colours in this range are deep and unsaturated and illuminated with a subtle shimmery dusting of silver, giving them a beautiful elegance. Again, like the 1670 range, the shimmer is subtle unless you use a very wide nib. I will be posting some comparisons using various nibs soon so watch this space.

Our favourite from this collection is Kynanite du Nepal. Absolutely in love with that one. We'd love to know which one you're swooning over, so do comment and let us know.

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Nepal

My absolute favourite, this one is so vibrant. In the turquoise family of blues with a tinge of flame red in the corners.

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Nepal Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Nepal Colour Swatch Close Up

J Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l'Oural

A very noble royal purple, very moody and intense.

J Herbin 1798 Amethyste du l'Oural Colour Swatch

J Herbin 1798 Amethyste du l'Oural Colour Swatch CLose Up


HERBIN ENCRES 10ML BOTTLES


Herbin 10ml bottles. These are tiny, travel size bottles that are really cute and just perfect if you're new to inks and pens and want to dip your toe in some inky waters and try them out without committing to a big bottle.

They work really well with dip pens (you can check out my Instagram stories to see me using them), as well as fountain pens, rollerball pens and they are a delight to write with.

There's a total of 35 colours in this range and we are just testing out a few for now but watch this space for more colours to be added soon.

Do let us know which colours you can't live without.

Herbin 10ml ink colour swatches


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