on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-15026JT

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on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-15026JT

In Stock

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MSRP $35.00

This 50ml glass bottle of 1670 Rouge Hematite (scarlet red) ink was first released in 2010 in celebration of Jacques Herbin's 340th anniversary, and contains a gold shimmer/sheen. Each bottle cap is hand dipped in sealing wax, with a stamped "1670" seal on the front of the bottle, and is individually packaged in a collector edition box.

Rouge translates to red, and Hematite is an iron ore that when pulverized into a powder, can be used as red pigment. With a dark red color and earthy tone, it is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by the members of the royal courts. This rich deep dye ink will bring brightness and majesty to all your writing.

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.

Jacques Herbin
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.3mm (0.72in)
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 167 reviews
Joseph W.K.
Not as nice as other Herbin shimmer inks...

I want to like this ink, and do like its color. I love the Storm Grey and the Emerald of Chivor, but this red ink does not behave as well as they do. The grey and emerald inks flow easily in a wet pen, and deliver variable but significant amounts of shimmer, but for some reason the Rouge ink does not deliver the shimmer well at all; it seems not to pass through the capillary-tube-like feed system (a wet-writing Conklin pen... I never use these shimmer inks in a really expensive pen, as the shimmer does build up in the feeds. I only use in pens whose feed I can easily remove and clean). As the shimmer builds up, the pen becomes progressively drier. Won't buy again, though I will continue to purchase the grey and green versions.

Jorge B.
Best Red ever

This is the best red I have ever used. I use it with a broad nib.

Owen P.
Excellent Ink

Very nice ink, great shade of orange. Yellow-gold sparkles and sheen under correct light. I was worried it would clog up my pen, but actually flows better than Monteverde California Teal in my Conklin All American Limited Addition with a Broad nib.

Shimmertastic, Baby!

I got this in my birthday sample group. I had sort of rolled my eyes at the idea of shimmer inks before, but this beautiful ink made me a believer. It sat in my pen for a month and there was no clog. It flowed smoothly. The base rosy color is gorgeous to begin with, and the golden shimmer was subtle but unmistakable. I took notes on a Zoom meeting and it made me happy.

Nice Springtime Raspbery Red

Really nice ink. Beautiful dark raspberry pink. I didn't not get any of the gold shading as seen in the color sample on line. I'm fine with that, I inked up a Pineider Sunset yellow fine nib pen. I didn't see any of the color shading that other have commented on nor is this what I would consider a Christmas red. I have Visconti Bordeaux or Herbin Rouge Grenat for Christmas Red. Since I'm a overhand lefty I didn't get any smearing. Overall I am happy with the qualities of this ink.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

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.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 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.