Tag: J. Herbin

Considered by many to be a relic of days gone by, the idea of sealing your letters with wax and a stamp comes with a whole host of difficulties in our modern era of computer-sorted mail. In this video, I …

Playing with Wax Seals | FP Basics Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

For the first giveaway of 2017, we have a trio of prices. First, thanks to the good folks at Xezo, we are giving away this lovely Architect Azure Blue FM fountain pen. Featuring a lovely octagonal¬†design highlighted with a guilloche¬†base …

[Finished] Xezo Architect / J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Giveaway Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , ,

J. Herbin’s popular 1670 line of inks has been an eye-catcher since my entry into the hobby. Packaged in beautiful (yet difficult to fill from) cubical glass bottles, and accented with a wax-dipped cap and wax seal, this was among …

Ink Spot: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

My introduction to J. Herbin inks was, shall we say, less that impressive. My first two inks, Vert Empire (unsaturated baby-poop green) and Gris Nuage (worthless cloud shadow), were unusable for writing, ugly, and rather dry. The special edition 1670 …

Ink Review: J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

The color swatch. Although it's a bit hard to tell there's anything there at all. It just looks a little dirty.

I purchased this bottle of J. Herbin Gris Nuage (Gray Clouds) ink from Silberman Brown Stationers in Seattle.  It was one of those, "I've never used a gray ink before. Let's buy it and see what it's like."  Big Mistake. …

Ink Review: J. Herbin Gris Nuage Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , ,