on sale Jacques Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code H150-18

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$29.95

MSRP $ 32.00

Jacques Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean is part of the 1670 Anniversary ink collection and was originally released in 2012. It was reformulated in April 2015 to include gold sparkles, which is the version we now have.

Jacques Herbin has been around since the year 1670, hence the name for their premium ink line. The 1670 line launched in 2010 at their 340th anniversary with the ink Rouge Hematite, the first in the 1670 ink series. That ink is a deep red with a gold sheen, and still sells today. They followed up with Bleu Ocean in 2012, later reformulated to add more sparkles in 2015. The ink comes in a 50ml bottle with a decorative wax seal on the bottle, and a supple wax cap. The neck of the bottle is fairly narrow, so you may want to decant the ink into a sample vial, another bottle, or use an ink syringe with your big/fat nibbed pens!

It is an ink formulated for use in fountain pens, though Jacques Herbin does put a pretty scary warning on the box about it being highly saturated and how you should clean it out of your pen regularly. The gold sheen is achieved by some sort of fine pigment that is quite visible in the bottle and even in your pen (if you can see in your pen), though we've found that it the Herbin warning is probably a little overstated. You will definitely want to be diligent about maintaining your pens with Bleu Ocean in it, though no particular caution needs to be taken as long as you're exercising regular pen maintenance.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink 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 this ink.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Jacques Herbin
Type
Bottled Ink
Color
Blue
Bottle Material
Glass
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Shimmer

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Yes
Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

No
Volume
50ml
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.

No
Lubricated

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.

No
Pigmented

Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Yes
Scented
No
Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.

No

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