Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jacques Herbin 1798 Cornaline d'Egypte Ink

Before we get into the ink and the color here, please allow me to apologize for being "vacant" for so long. 2018 has been a hard year for me and my family which has caused me to take some time away from the blog. 

Jacques Herbin 1798 Cornaline d'Egypte is the second ink from this 1798 lineup which features a newly designed bottle from the 1670 ink collection. The mouth is wider and I really appreciate that change.

Cornaline is the French word for Carnelian which is an orange to reddish-brown ranged mineral that is often used as a semi-precious gemstone. Its use dates back to Greek, Roman and Egyptian times and is very common in Germany, Serbia and Brazil.

Rhodia Paper

These inks will have shimmer in the bottle, which seems to be a popular trend, and so the bottle needs to be shaken before filling a pen in order to have the "glitter" appear when writing. I do not care for shimmer in my writing and tend to use these inks without shaking first.  

The J. Herbin 1670 inks and the Jacques Herbin 1798 inks all behave wonderfully and this Cornaline is no different. It has a nice flow, high saturation and it behaves nicely. Depending on the paper used, it can become a tad muted, however.

Leuchtturm Paper

Stifflexible Paper

Tomoe River Paper

There are a good many inks out on the market that are orange to a reddish-brown color. I have sampled some of the ones I felt were close.

And now just the oranges:

These inks are a tad pricey at $28 for 50mL. I can see the value in the nice bottle, shimmer (if you like that sort of thing) and how well behaved the ink is. Overall a nice dark orange color that I have been quite enjoying in my daily writing.

This review is based off of my own opinion and experience. I am not representing Jacques Herbin nor am I being compensated in any way.

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