on saleJacques Herbin Eclat de Saphir - Ink Sample

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on saleJacques Herbin Eclat de Saphir - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-JH-13016T

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A 2ml sample of Jacques Herbin Eclat de Saphir blue fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Jacques Herbin
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Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
One of my favorite blue inks

I absolutely love this color! It writes a purplish blue and dries closer to a royal blue. When I write next to already dry ink, I love seeing the combination of the two hues. The blue feels like a true blue to me, not greenish or purplish, and saturated. I love it because it can be used in a serious setting -- it kind of looks like the blue of a ballpoint pen, but it's more saturated and gives it an extra oomph. I bought this as an ink sample from Goulet and now plan to buy a bottle.

Smooth ink

The ink is a nice blue somewhat purple ink, writes very smooth, fairly long dry which doesn't bother me, shades nice on certain paper. I write with a noodlers Konrad Flex which is my favorite pen. I usually write with the noodlers Air Corp blue black which is my favorite standby and also the J herbin vert reseda and J Herbin emerald of chivor as I do tend to love the more flashy inks. But for everyday use in business this is a good fun but neutral color.

Great experience!

This ink turns from violet, as it dries it keeps the rich color but turns a brilliant, beautiful cobalt blue, very fluid and stable, well balanced shading if you use a bold nib, I will definitely save to buy a large bottle! ..for much the best ink I've tried.

Very Pretty Shade of Blue

I don't feel technically knowledgeable of ink qualities to post a critical review of the ink's properties. I just know what I like about how it looks and use. I received a sample of this ink and really did not think I would like it as it was not dark enough. However, after using it dipped and doing some writing samples, I decided it was a very unique and very bright and lively shade of blue. It is just so different than anything I have ever used. However, when I look at the writings with the ink, they are different, but at the same time so very unique and pretty. I have since ordered a bottle of it and dedicated a pen to this ink. It now has a use in my regular rotation for purposes of personal writing and notes to staff as opposed to executing legal documents or notes front conferences with clients. Haven't had it long so other uses of it may be developed in the future as I like it so much.

Eric S.
Good blue

Good medium blue. Slightly purple tint. I used it in a Lamy Safari, F, and it behaves well.

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.