J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink Review

This year’s sparkly J. Herbin ink is Caroube de Chypre, a chocolatey brown with gold sparkles. It’s too dark for me and the sparkles only really work with a dip pen or a very broad wet nib (or a straw!). I was playing around with a dip pen and doing[…]

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J Herbin Rouge Caroubier ink review

J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier Ink Review

This is a very red red. By which I mean there isn’t much in the way of purple or green or orange in there. This is good if what you want is a red that’s truly red, not so good if you find that boring. Here I am doodling the[…]

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J. Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean Ink Review

This is a pretty boring blue ink until you get the golden shimmer shining through. Then it’s very pretty. It does need a fat wet nib to make the most out of it. Here I am doodling the Inkling. Here’s the pretty shimmer. Thank you to both Pure Pens and[…]

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J Herbin Stormy Grey gold closeup

J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey Ink Review

J. Herbin are certainly making a scene with their 1670 range of sparkly inks. In a large part this must be because they are so photogenic. In day to day use Stormy Grey hides it’s sparkle and comes across as a fairly average dark grey, maybe with an occasional hint[…]

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