on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-JH-15009JT

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on saleJacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-JH-15009JT

In Stock

out of stock

$2.95

2ml sample of Jacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. It is a medium-dark grey ink with a gold shimmer/sheen.

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.

Condition
New
Brand
Jacques Herbin
Type
Ink Samples
Color
Silver/Grey
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
2ml
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.

No
Scented
No
Water Resistant

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

No

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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Anonymous
Really love this ink!

The sample was perfectly mixed and I've really fallen in love with the grey with gold. Highly recommend trying a sample!

h
holly
Not quite sure

The color of this ink is really nice. I tried it out in my new Noodler's Ahab Flex and I was hoping for more shimmer, like in the sample listed on the site. I am going to continue to use it (in a different pen) and see how I feel about it. Hopefully it wont clog terribly!

K
KRB
Great shimmer

Beautiful ink. The shimmer is nice and heavy. Thoroughly enjoyed writing with it.

C
Cravill
Bad sample

THIS INK LOOKS AMAZING! In the pictures. My sample had very little gold in it. The sample I got was basically the same as writing with a gray-black ink. It had a few sparkles in it but not many. It is probably quite difficult to get consistent samples with an ink like this. Im still interested in buying the actual bottle.

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Aunt H.
Nice shade of gray

I bought this sample because I liked the tonality. In my fine and medium nib pens the gold tone isn't apparent. However it is a beautiful shade of gray with very subtle sparkles

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

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. 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.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

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.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 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.