Product Code H130-16
J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir. 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 Eclat de Saphir (30ml Bottled Ink)

This 30ml glass bottle of J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir 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 Eclat de Saphir (30ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.5231 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye-catching Blue Ink! I'll begin by saying that I was not so sure when I purchased this ink--J, Herbin inks seem to be a bit washed-out on the page. I love blue, so I thought I'd try it--the price for the 30 ml bottle is so reasonable with Goulet that you can't really go wrong if you want more than the sample vial. The ink really is vibrant and reminds me quite a bit of Baystate Blue. Truly it is not as saturated as BB, but it is impressive and nice to use, and, my wife is not mad at me for staining the marble tile by the sink--that is good! I am not one to say--"this is my go-to ink" but, J. Herbin �clat de Saphir is indeed!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A long time on my want list This ink by the incomparable house of Herbin had been a long time on my want list, but kept getting put back for others that I felt I needed to see first. In other words I felt that I knew what this ink was about and was not a research type as were those that jumped line ahead of it. Now that I have finally gotten it I am convinced I was right. I very much like this blue. Right now it is in my little Sheaffer Student in fine. It is a blue, but not like Waterman's Florida or Bay State or Liberty's Elysium (all blue inks I have and know). It is in a class by itself. And very classical. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Permanently in two of my pens For the past year or so, I've been keeping Eclat de Saphir in two pens, both of them Parker 51s, one with a medium nib, the other extra-fine. I also often use it occasionally in a Pelikan M205 with a fine nib. All three pens are relatively wet writers and I think that allows Eclat de Saphir to be saturated enough for me to enjoy it. Eclat de Saphir is my favorite blue. It's a relatively pure blue that tends very slightly towards the purple side. I've previously used Visconti Blue (which is an even more pure blue, and more saturated), Iroshizuku Asa Gao (also very saturated, tending very slightly towards green), and Waterman Blue, which reminds me of Eclat de Saphir but is a little darker. I also like the colour of Visconti Blue, but Eclat de Saphir flows better in my Parker 51s and yields a more subtle effect.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great blue for me I have used Lamy blue in the past and I was almost ready to buy another bottle, but I saw a video with Brian using this ink and I liked the slightly more intense color, so I ordered a bottle, even without a sample first. Glad I did. I lean toward blue, brown and black as my favorite inks and this one stands out for blue. Good flow from my Safari F, on Clairefontane paper. It is a bit more deep and brilliant than Lamy blue. Not overwhelmingly, but enough to make a difference to me. Happy, happy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eclat de Saphir: a wonderful blue This is a beautiful medium blue. Like other Herbin inks, it has a dusty "watercolor-ish" look to it once it dries on the page. I have noticed a hint of shading on Rhodia paper, but nothing as dramatic as Diamine inks. Though it goes on with a hint of purple, it dries to a perfect blue -- warm without being too bright. The only drawback is that there is almost no lubrication; you really feel the nib on the page, even with an otherwise smooth writer.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product! This ink is my new favorite. I use a fine point fountain pen, and this ink flows smoothly without clogging like other inks. I've also found that it doesn't bleed on lesser papers like other inks I've used. I'm a confirmed crossword puzzle addict, and this ink behaves very well even on newsprint! The color is rich and saturated. I've not left writing in the sun for long periods, but the color seems to last without fading or changing for quite a long time (months). I'll be trying other J. Herbin inks, but for now this one is my standard ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice color, but not particularly saturated If you like deep blues with high saturation and bold tones, this is not the ink for you. This is a very attractive color blue that goes on somewhat purple-ish...then dries a nice soft blue. Not baby blue, but the saturation is not as high as say "bay state blue" or PR blue. Would work better in a broad or M nib to show the shading nicely.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not quite saturated enough I wanted to love this colour, but found it was not saturated enough for my taste. It is too light for everyday use IMO, but it is a nice colour. ********** Update: I have since tried the color again from a bottle and LOVE it. It is not as light as the sample I received. This has turned out to be a new favorite!
Date published: 2014-10-20
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