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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ink Review - J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre

With a name like that, this had better be a good ink. :) Lucky for us, it looks like J. Herbin delivered!

J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre is one of the most unique inks I've ever used. It's a color like no other, and I find it extremely intriguing. I'm not sure if it's something I'll buy a full bottle of, but I am definitely glad I got to try a sample of it.

While the color of this ink may not be to everyone's liking, it's good behavioral qualities earn it an 85/100.

The good:

  • Behaves amazingly well on any paper.
  • Very easy to clean out of your pen, like most J. Herbin inks.
  • Extremely unique - you won't find any other ink that looks like this one.

The bad:

  • Definitely not suitable for business settings.
The ugly:
  • Once again, and I'll say this for every J. Herbin ink I review - the bottle this ink comes in is practically useless. Really not good for filling a fountain pen from, especially if you like big pens like the Pelikan M1000.

Onto the details:

Ink review: J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre.

Pen and nib: Pilot Vanishing Point - fine nib.

Color: Dusky/strawberry pink

Dry time:  3 Seconds - Very good, but this ink is a little dry flowing, as is my nib.

Smear when dry: No.

Shading: Just a little bit.

Lubrication: None really - very dry ink.

Bleed through: None at all.

Feathering: Not a bit.

This scan is moderately accurate, but the photos below are much better.

Looks a lot like strawberries to me. A very yummy color of ink. :)

No feathering at all.

This is probably not an ink that I want a full bottle of, but I sure am glad I tried a sample! A full bottle just wouldn't get used quite enough to justify a purchase, even though I like this ink a lot.

J. herbin Rouille d'Ancre is unique, beautiful, and extremely well behaved. If you like the color, I highly recommend this ink!

That's it for my review. I hope you enjoyed! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this ink. It's so unique, I'd really enjoy your opinions on the color, performance, etc.

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