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50ml bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean (dark blue) ink, released in 2012.

Reformulated in April 2015 to include gold sparkles! This is the version we now have.
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J. Herbin Bleu Ocean 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean (dark blue) ink, released in 2012.

Reformulated in April 2015 to include gold sparkles! This is the version we now have.

Click here for our in-depth review of this ink on our blog. 

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Bottled Inks
J. Herbin
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
J. Herbin Bleu Ocean 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.3966 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful ink for anyone who loves blue and gold. Just received this ink and it is definitely one of my favorites. I typically opt for bulletproof Noodler's ink but last year's Hematite Rouge and this year's Bleu Ocean are both too beautiful to resist!! Hematite Rouge has beautiful shading and color variations, even using an extra fine nibs across multiple pens but the gold flecks are more pronounced in contrast to the darker blue-violet hues of Bleu Ocean; both are smooth across multiple pens and do not bleed on most paper (even cheap copy paper!). A new favorite and an instant classic, hopefully not a limited run. This blue and gold beauty is Bruin approved!! :)
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blue Ocean - Very Good, not Great I'm still looking for the "perfect" ink. This isn't it, but I love Herbin inks, and this certainly is up to the Herbin standards. Pricey because it is a special (and possibly limited) offering and in a premium - and elegant - bottle. After some point, it's not just about "ink," it's about a pleasing and distinctive color - something that sets writing apart from all the others. This is different enough from the "typical" inks that it serves that purpose. It's also important that the color be sufficiently saturated to photocopy well, but still be lighter than a black ink would be. This meets that as well.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue-blue Blue Given good paper, a favored nib, and the unshaken bottle (hence sans gold flecks), this ink goes on the page, not so much like lacquer as like an immaculate, deliberate, just so stain softly infusing the paper. The ink flows like a shading ink, but the color saturation is replete, impeccable; there is positively no iridescence. It is very smooth, comfortably wet. This is a point-on blue with a captivating radiance, nonetheless free of any measure of sheen. There is no hint of gray, nor green, nor purple, nor black; just a well-poised tint. It is signal blue. Blue-blue for anyone who privileges blues among hers or his fountain pen inks.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful flowing ink I don't really have much to compare this ink to, as I am just a novice in the fountain pen world, and so can only compare this to the standard Lamy blue ink or the Private Reserve DC Electric Blue. I ordered this ink to write thank you letters for interviews. It has an excellent flow to it that makes the pen never seem scratchy, and makes writing a joy, even compared to the Private Reserve. The ink color is a muted dark blue that borders almost on purple/indigo. My only issue with this ink was the colors (comparatively to Private Reserve) seemed almost too light and not pigmented enough and it lacked the "wow" factor I had expected to receive with ~$20 ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Was Looking For! You don't have to be an "Inkoholic" to enjoy this offering from the folks at J. Herbin. The 1670 Bleu flows perfectly in my Parkers and looks great, For this I give 4 stars. This ink is remarkable in that it will write clean and sharp on cheap graph paper, cheap copier paper, and cheap 3"x5" note cards, for this I give one more star. Using this ink in a Parker 25 with the accountants nib yields sharp clean strokes which is perfect for my technical drawings. That small nib puts down a solid bleu/black line while my medium nibs put down a lighter bleu line.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sparkly :) I love that they reformulated this with the gold sheen. Like the others in this line, it takes some fussing to get the gold to be more noticeable -- you need a broad-ish nib, and you definitely need to agitate the ink both in the bottle and the pen to make sure you've got the sheen mixed in. You'll also see better sheen on a coated paper like Rhodia. The blue is a nice, saturated blue, leaning toward indigo. It would be quite appropriate even in most work environments -- the sheen is something you'd have to look for. Flow is nice, drying time is very reasonable. I'm not seeing tons of shading in the pen I've got it in -- a Safari 1.1 mm. I think Stormy Grey is a little more distinctive, but this is a very pretty ink.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Average blue, hard to get gold to show I bought this because I got caught up by the hype about the gold sparkles in Stormy Grey but didn't want a grey ink. Unfortunately I find them almost impossible to see in this blue ink, even with a 1.1 italic nib. I'll save this bottle to use with a paintbrush or something rather than using it for writing. The blue shade doesn't inspire me and the ink is not at all water resistant, so it's not one I would ever have chosen if it wasn't for the lure of the gold. The bottle itself is very pretty and would look nice on display. Oh well, live and learn. As far as regrettable purchases goes, this isn't exactly top of my lifetime list!
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brooding rather than brilliant I agree with much in the previous reviewer's judgments. The ink has a rather different character than the swatch would lead you to expect. It is darker than the swatch, especially when dry, and it exhibits some purple in its shadows. It doesn't have the brilliance we may have expected, but it has rather more force and character. Powerful and brooding, it has a very attractive presence on the page. It Is also a nicely flowing ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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