The "1670" Anniversary collection celebrates the life of the 17th century French adventurer Jacques Herbin. Sailing from India, Monsieur Herbin arrived home to Paris with formulas for the now famous Herbin sealing waxes and inks.
Great for fountain pens and most writing instruments, each ink is a highly saturated color with added gold shimmer. This boxed gift set includes five 10ml bottles: Rouge Hematite (red), Stormy Grey (grey), Emerald of Chivor (teal green), Bleu Ocean (blue), and Caroube de Chypre (brown). Each glass bottle features a hand-dipped wax seal cap.
Jacques Herbin has been around since the year 1670, hence the name for their premium ink line. The 1670 line launched in 2010 for their 340th anniversary with the color Rouge Hematite, the first in the series.
Due to the amount of particulate in these inks used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using these inks.
- Jacques Herbin
- Bottled Ink
- Bottle Material
- Fast Drying
- 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.
Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.
- Water Resistant
Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.
Which pens can accept this ink?
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?
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.
Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in. 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.
Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens?
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.
My ink smells funny, is it safe to use?
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 is safe to use.
It’s cold and my ink froze, is it safe to use?
Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is 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?
We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 60 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.