on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-JH-15045JT

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on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-JH-15045JT

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2ml sample of Jacques Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This is a brown ink with a gold shimmer/sheen.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

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Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


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Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Collin S.
Really nice brown ink.

This is a lovely brown ink with a bit of red. The shimmer adds a nice touch. It goes down nice, and dry nicely too.

Way warmer in person

I bought this on a lark -- or maybe due to Goulet's Fall Marketing -- and I regret nothing. I found that the ink has a few hard starts in my Pilot Explorer, but that has been my experience with virtually all shimmery inks in virtually all of my pens. The color is beautiful. I normally think of brown as being boring -- but when the light hits the shimmer, its just out of this world. It even photographs well (note, photo isn't included because my test words are usually of the four letter variety, and other folks do a better job of the hash marks).all in all, a great value in. And a bottle is in my cart as I type this.

Eyedropper experiment = excellent result

I have been looking for a shimmer/sheen ink to add in my current ink collection. Emerald of Chivor has taken my heart ever since I got it. I decided to try out Jacques Herbin 1670 line one by one. There are more details in the picture. : )These are created by using dropper taking samples directly from the vials dropping onto the papers. No pens are involved in the process. P.S. please excuse my english... I can never spell words right. : ////

I like it but ...

I like this ink but i would prefer other shimmering inks

Gloria C.

Beautiful colour. Adds a shimmer to writing. Can have a slow flow, at times. A must to any ink enthusiast.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.