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J. Herbin Caf_ des Iles. La Perle des Encres (The Jewel of Inks) is available in 30 beautiful colors. Each 30 ml bottle is elegantly labeled and has an integrated pen rest.
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J. Herbin Cafe des Iles (30ml Bottled Ink)

This 30ml glass bottle of J. Herbin Cafe des Iles is elegantly labeled and has an integrated pen rest. J. Herbin ink is non-toxic and pH neutral, water based, flows smoothly, and uses all natural dyes.

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Bottled Inks
J. Herbin
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
J. Herbin Cafe des Iles (30ml Bottled Ink) is rated 3.9259 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice brown, if one could write with it A lovely color and a fine price point. It apparently hates my little Reform pen, however, which behaved delightfully with other inks (Pelikan, Noodler's). Where the nib flowed gracefully in my graceless hand across the page with the others, this ink scratches, claws, and stops flowing altogether, requiring six shake-outs to complete a single journal page. It behaved that way on crummy paper, 35# parchment, 90g Clairfontaine, and the 90g unknown of my main journal. The paper even had a "clawed" consistency after writing. It did, however, dry quickly, with little or no feathering.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For color 5-stars, but 4-stars for perfomance This is the perfect shade of chocolate brown and the ink is well behaved on a range of papers, including lower quality absorbent papers (no feathering nor bleedthrough). But I have had less than desirable results in a Sheaffer 100 F, Noodler's Flex-nib Resin Piston Fill and Kaweco Classic EF. With these pens, the ink would simply stop flowing, and twice it occurred during meetings - ack! I have only been able to get consistent performance with my Lamy Safari EF. The beautiful color and no feathering make this a keeper for me, but I cannot trust to take it to a meeting again. LOL.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ink Dries quite fast and is extremely feather resistant. It also dries with a flat look (no sheen). It does write with a slightly chalky feel but I actually like that. Don't leave it in a pen for weeks without using it as it is more likely than many inks to clog a feed (this can of course be cleaned quite easily). I wish it came in a 100ml plastic bottle like some of the other popular colours.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A beguiling but clogging dark brownish red (Original review:) I seem to have a peculiar susceptibility for J. Herbin inks. They seem almost always to have exactly the right degree of thickness and shading, and I love many of the colors. That is the case with this ink, whose charm for me is that it is a red that is sufficiently dark and unsaturated (brownish) that one can use it for correspondence and other quotidian writing tasks in which one does not want an alarmingly vivid color. ADDED IN EDITING: After further experience with this ink, I have lowered my rating of it from five stars to three, as I have found, after using it with several different pens, that it has a strong tendency to clog. Do NOT use this ink in a pen that you cannot dismantle! Even when I thought I had thoroughly flushed this ink out of a pen, I would find on dismantling it that the feed would release particles of solidified ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor performance I so wanted to love this ink. Nice shading and a great brown. Skipped horribly in my TWSBI 540 m nib. When I took the pen apart to clean it, clumps kept coming out, even after flushing with ammonia soln,, and soapy water....several times. An endless dumping of brown clogs
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ink Best brown yet, truest brown. I have Pelikan's Brilliant Brown, J. Herbin's Terre de Feu and Cacao du Bresil. So far this one's the brownest brown ink, yummy! But the feedback regarding drying in the nib is true though but personally haven't had much problem..
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caf? des ‰les & Lie de Th? Caf? des ‰les is a red-brown, while Lie de Th? is, in my opinion, a pure brown. Some reviews elsewhere on the internet have said that Lie de Th? has an unattractive green tinge to it; I noticed a very slight hint of green or yellow only when the ink level in my pen got so low that it started writing dryly, and when I compared Lie de Th? side-by-side the reddish Caf? des ‰les. Like all of the J. Herbin inks I have tried, these two were well-behaved, with low saturation and fairly short drying times.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from J. Herbin Cafe Des lles - 30ml Bottled Ink This is my first experience with bottled ink and pen, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, as a first experience I am not disappointed. This ink seems to have the perfect consistency for my dip pen. It flows smooth and consistent, considering the the type of pen I am using. It does not seem to feather or seep when used on standard card stock or heaver journal paper (unless you drop a big glob of ink), and just a tad on standard notebook paper.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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