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50ml bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite (scarlet) ink, released in 2010 in celebration of the company's 340th anniversary. With a dark red color and earthy tone, it is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo, accented with gold sparkles for an added sheen.
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J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of 1670 Rouge Hematite (scarlet red) ink, released in 2010 in celebration of J. Herbin's 340th anniversary. 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.

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Bottled Inks
J. Herbin
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6894 out of 5 by 161.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most beautiful ink and bottle I bought this ink completely on a whim without first ordering a sample, which is unusual in itself, but especially so considering that this ink is pricey and that I'm not a person that usually likes red (nor do I have a need or a desire for a red ink). I was just so intrigued by the description of this ink along with the beautiful pictures that I've found online of writing samples and drawings using this ink. I filled my cheap red Sheaffer Calligraphy pen and was pleasantly surprised at how well it wrote because I assumed this was more of a novelty ink. I would call the color a true red. If you look very closely it has a very subtle sparkle, not gaudy. So subtle that you could still use this ink in a professional environment where red ink was appropriate (editing, correcting, etc.). (Although, there is a lot of gold sediment on the bottom of the bottle, so if you gave the bottle a good shake, you could probably get more sparkle, if so desired. I didn't do this because I wasn't sure what this would do to my pen--I just inverted it a few times prior to filling the converter). I left this ink my pen for about three weeks and just picked it up again and it immediately wrote great--no drying out or skipping issue. Also, the bottle is beautiful. I think this is the most beautiful ink bottle I own, surpassing Caran d'Ache, Pelikan Edelstein, and Pilot iroshizuku.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite red, thus far... I tried it out originally with a flexy dip pen... wonderful colours. Deep red and a gold sheen in the right light and angle. Loaded it with a 0.8 Stub nib, and...for some reason, it came out light...almost pink. I tried it for a few days, and then emptied the pen. Disappointed. THEN!...Then I loaded the ink into my Konrad Flex Pen, and the ink came to life! Beautiful shading...really beautiful. My wife, who thinks all of this is a waste of time and especially money, even remarked how pretty it is. It's expensive, but it really does seem worth it. It is one of my most enjoyable inks. I hope someone notices the bottle on my wishlist...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J. Herbin's 1670 anniversary ink I use Waterman's Rouge Audace with a fine nib to correct my students' papers. It is bright and cheerful, though some papers end like the Chinese "Death of a Thousand Cuts". But in J. Herbin's 1670 Anniversary ink a found a different red entirely: dark, bold, with gold flecks brightening its edges. It is a dye-based ink with Hematite in suspension, so the wrong pen might tend to clog, but used with the right pen it is problem-free. With my TWSBI's broader 1.1mm stub, the 1670's impact takes your breath away. Whether used in warning, a confession of love, or celebratory delight, J. Herbin's 1670 ink makes an unforgettable impression. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich, warm red Let me be just another reviewer to give this delicious ink a 5-star rating! The color is a warm, lustrous red with golden overtones (which appears to be greenish shimmer on close inspection). From a distance the color is exactly that of freshly drawn blood (not that that's my thing, but I must admit fresh blood is an amazing color!). This ink also behaves well in every pen that I've used it in and I've not experienced feathering nor bleedthrough, even on the lower quality paper I use at work. It looks great on white & cream colored papers. It is my go-to red at work and at home. The bottle is simply stunning and it conjures the olden days. I love everything about this ink!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rich and intense - very hard to flush out of a pen Wonderful colour, bit too pinky for me, I fail to see the coppery tones others report as my bottles all seem to have an intense pink undertone. That said this leaves a nice wet line and dries to a good solid red - manages to look dark red even with a needlepoint nib. My one issue with this ink - and the reason it lost a star - is that it is so very hard to flush out of a pen. I ended up soaking nib sections overnight and even, in one case, removing the feed to get the colour out. A problem I had not experienced with my pens before. I am now using this ink with dip pens only.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1670 Ink Like everyone says, the colour of this is really amazing, and varied by stroke weight & paper type - I especially like it on the pure white Triomphe papers and some light grey parchment that I've tried it on. At least for me, I've found that this ink doesn't flow well in all pens - I had trouble with it skipping in some of my stub italic nibs, but it flows well in any of the medium nibs I've tried, and of course with the Glass Dip Pen which you just have to use to get the full effect of using the ink out of that great looking bottle. Only drawback is that the bottle neck is a bit narrow for filling most larger pens, but who cares.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Ink I would have NEVER thought that I would like a red ink for my journal writing, but the 1670 ink by J. Herbin is a wonderful, smooth, two-tone medium to dark red that looks great on the paper and imparts a certain mystery and class to what I write. One caveat is that this ink has very fine gold particles in suspension, so you will want to gently shake the bottle well before filling your pen. I use a syringe. Highly recommended. I'll never use another red. Goulet's service is beyond wondwerful, with a handwritten thank you note on each packing slip. Very classy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a great ink Everyone note: it's been reformulated! Herbin tamed it down to try and make it less likely to damage pens. Less gold; less sheen. That said, it's still a great ink. The red alone is a good red, but it still will have a sheen -- just less of one -- if it goes on good and wet on the right paper.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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