J. Herbin Ink Reviews

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During the recent “planner review” we found a good number of people use fountain pens.   Based on their tests and comments, from now on we are are not labeling any product as “fountain pen friendly” unless it is 90 g and up.

Some people (planner reviewers and other friends) were kind enough to review some of our J. Herbin inks.   Here are a few I am aware of:   Biffy Beans, Spiritual Evolution of the Bean (please scroll down to “Bean’s  Ink and Pen Reviews”); Margana, Inkophile and Murderface, Reciprocal Crap Exchange. Thank you all!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so I thought it might be fun to offer our green inks (plus our orange!) to anyone out there who would like a bottle of ink to review. J. Herbin makes Vert Pre, Diabolo Menthe, Vert Olive, Lierre Sauvage, Vert Reseda, Vert Empire, and Orange Indien.   See them all here.

I have a limited supply to give away.   One bottle per person. jherbin_logo

You are welcome to send us photos of your tests, scribbles, sketches, doodles and artwork.


50 thoughts on “J. Herbin Ink Reviews

  1. If you are still open to reviews, I would love to try Vert Empire if possible. Thank you, e-mail me if you wish to contact me.

  2. I’ve been curious about J.Herbin inks but importing these inks to Brazil is a bit expensive, so I’ve favored brands that I can buy locally like Sheaffer and Parker. I have written with skrip green and would like to compare it with one of the J. Herbin green inks. My first choice would be Lierre sauvage, followed by vert empire, vert olive and vert prè.

  3. I’d just adore trying any of the greens that you have left. My first choice is Diabolo Menthe, but any other would do, and I’ll post the revue on FPN. So far, my favorite Herbin inks are Terre de Feu and Ambre de Birmanie.

  4. I’d like to compare my favs vs Herbin’s line up. I know it sounds “inkpiggly”….but…. I’d surely give them a real run through…..each little green/orange bottle. I know how to be objective about such a subjective medium.
    I’m a FP user for half a century. I’ve used many different mechanisms and nib configurations.
    Bring those Herbin’s on!

  5. Hello, Can I try any of the GREENS? I’ve heard J. Herbin inks have great shadings and would like to compare them with other brands of inks. Many thanks!

  6. I would love to try the pen and any color you choose on your very own to send for trial.
    thanks in advance,
    your pal in penmanship

  7. I would love to try a sample of your ink. I am the editor of a newsletter/journal for Montreal’s calligraphy society and we are currently comparing different inks and papers. Thank you,

  8. Do you have anything left? Wishing…hoping…praying…I’d love to try any of the colors, I’ve haven’t had the opportunity to try any of Herbin line of inks. Although I prefer blues and violets(Poussiere De Lune), any that you might have if is more than welcome. I’ll be delighted to review.
    Thanks so much!

  9. I’m another one who’s late to the party but I’d would love to review Vert Pre or Orange Indien — or like Phoebe, whatever’s left.

  10. Late to the party here, but I’m always looking for fountain pen inks that play nicely with my pens. (And it’s even better if they remind me of Paris.) So if it isn’t too late, I’d love to try out the Vert Empire or Lierre Sauvage.

    Or whatever’s left, on the beggars and choosers principle. Thanks!

  11. I’d like to test out a J. Herbin Ink. I’d prefer a green, but an orange will make me just as happy!
    I’ll gladly review one of whatever you’ve got left, please.

  12. I would be pleased to test and review either of the J. Herbin inks. I use well over 30 different inks from all of the major manufacturers, and I would write a fair, honest review. Thanks!

  13. I still owe you a planner review. 🙂 I recently have discovered the joys of fountain pens and bottled ink. If you’d like, I could combine the two reviews, of the Lierre Sauvage and the planner…even test one on the other. 🙂 If not, I understand. Let me know.

  14. I’d be interested in reviewing the Vert Empire – I usually stick to brown/blue/black inks, and my first impulse would have been to request the “more conservative” Vert Olive, so it might be interesting to write about an ink outside my usual taste. Thanks!

  15. I would love to review the Orange Indien, Lierre Sauvage, or Diabolo Menthe! I recently tried to order the orange but it was out of stock everywhere. Green is my favorite color, so I’m always partial to any green.

    I just purchased Gris Nuage so were I to recieve any free ink I’d certainly post about that one too.

  16. I’d love to review any ink that needs attention. My preference would be Diabolo Menthe and/or Vert Réséda, but any flavor would be welcome.

  17. I would love to try the orange ink. I have the Lierre Sauvage and its one my favorite greens! I’ve been meaning to pick up some more J. Herbin inks and this would be perfect.

  18. I’d be honored to try the Orange Indien and spread my review among knitting and crafting bloggers. I’m ready to move some new pens into rotation and a new (to me) color would be a great excuse to switch up my writing roster.

  19. I would love to try and review Lierre Sauvage. I’ve have a nice FP collection and would be happy to try it on number or different brands and style.

  20. I will be interested to see the forthcoming reviews of the inks, just to see what pens might work well with the Herbin cartridges. I have Lamy Safaris and they’re not compatible. So if you write a review, please tell us what pen you use. Thanks!

  21. I would love to review Orange Indien or Lierre Sauvage, but I don’t want to deprive others of getting a chance to try Herbin inks, either! 🙂

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