Monday, July 25, 2016

J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre Review

I must admit, I was very anti-sparkle inks but I decided to get a bottle of this and give it a go. 

This is the 5th 1670 Anniversary ink from J. Herbin and has been the talk of the town so to speak in the ink world. People love these inks and I decided to see why. I went with this particular one as it is new and I am a sucker for darker brown ink.

First off, I took a swap out of the bottle before I shook up all of the gold speckles that were resting at the bottom of the bottle.

What I got was a decent darker brown which has hints of red. This color is supposed to be the color of the carob pod and it looks rather like cocoa.

Now, when the bottle is shaken, and then you put 2ml of this ink in a syringe and squirt it on the paper, here comes the gold sheen for days.

Ok, this is gorgeous, I cannot lie. Very nice, rich color and the sheen is fun. Is this ink practical, nope but it does have its place. I think that is why I have been so against glitter inks as they are not practical. I can see using this ink when letter writing for some flair and whimsy. I could see using the ink for art or creative writing. There are many uses for ink outside the professional realm and I need to remind myself that.

I really like this ink and I have changed my tune. I am a believer and a glitter ink convert, under certain circumstances. The clean-up was not horrible either but this is not the type of ink to let sit in a pen. If you are vigilant, this ink is for your whimsical side.

This post is based off of my opinion and experience. I am not being compensated by J. Herbin nor do I represent them in any manner.

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