on saleJacques Herbin Diabolo Menthe - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-13033T

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on saleJacques Herbin Diabolo Menthe - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-13033T

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30ml Bottle

This 30ml glass bottle of Jacques Herbin Diabolo Menthe turquoise fountain pen ink is elegantly labeled and has an integrated pen rest. Jacques Herbin ink is non-toxic and pH neutral, water based, flows smoothly, and uses all natural dyes.

Diabolo menthe (Mint lemonade green or Peppermint soda): the name comes from a popular non-alcoholic French beverage made of peppermint syrup and club soda.

Jacques Herbin
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.5mm (0.73in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

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.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


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 14 reviews
Jennifer I.
Great wash color

I made a wash of this ink color and covered a page with it. Then I wrote over the wash with the North African Violet ink. It's a match made in heaven!!!

Great color, few to no smudges

This a a beautiful color ink that I have no complaints with. It dries quickly and I've had no problems with smudges. I put it in a newly purchased pen, so I can't speak on flow though as I'm still getting used to the pen. The color is a tad lighter than I expected, but otherwise it's great.

Adam R.
The color of mint

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I would enjoy this ink, it's got a brightness to it where it's not over bearing on the eye. I can see this as a good highlighter ink, as well as a journal entry. It has a neat looking shade to it. For when it runs wetter, it's a lighter blue. When it runs a little dry, it's a lighter turquoise. After working with this ink, I'd like to expand my Herbin ink collection.

Beautiful ink when brushed on...

I love to do my limited color painting with fountain pen ink, because of the color variation, and this ink has wonderful variation. It shifts slightly between more blue and more green. Bought a sample, and definitely getting a bottle with my next order.

Great highlighter!

I'm currently using this ink as a blue highlighter ink in a Preppy highlighter. I'm a translator and need several different colors of highlighter inks. It stands out beautifully against parchment or white paper, contrasts nicely with green, etc. other highlighters, and you can write over it as necessary. It soaks through cheap paper, but what highlighter doesn't? Absolutely gorgeous and doesn't seem to fade much over time, even months, which matters to me a lot.

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.