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J. Herbin Vert Empire Ink Review

27 January 2015 By ian

I’ve seen some reviews of this ink that have been less than positive but I quite like it. It needs a broader nib to bring out the best of it (as do many J. Herbin inks) but, as its name suggests, this is a very stately green. Here I am doodling the Inkling. You can […]

J Herbin Ambre de Bermanie ink review

2 December 2014 By ian

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m rather partial to orange and orangey browns (and orangey reds and orangey yellows). It’ll come as no surprise to learn, then, that I like this ink really very much. It’s a great colour and has lovely shading. Here I am doodling the Inkling. Many thanks to Paul […]

J Herbin Lie de The

13 February 2014 By ian

This ink really does look like strong black tea that’s been spilled on the page. It’s appropriately named in the exact way Diamine Teal isn’t. J. Herbin inks are always either watery or delicate, depending on whether you like them or not. I do, I think they’re beautiful, and Lie de Thé is no exception. […]

J Herbin Vert Olive ink review

28 January 2014 By ian

J. Herbin’s Vert Olive ink is a beautiful colour. I don’t think you even need to like olives to like this colour but I don’t know because who in their right minds doesn’t like olives? And gin. Olives and gin and good company, preferably sat outside in the evening sun. Does it get much better? […]

J. Herbin Black Metal Ink Rollerball Pen review

13 January 2014 By ian

The J. Herbin Black Metal Ink Rollerball Pen is a refillable rollerball pen for a very reasonable price. It’s rather small and impossible, for me, to comfortably use unposted. It has a good solid feel and heft to it though. The black matte finish is lovely, the chrome trim not so great – it looks […]