This Anniversary Ink from French ink manufacturer, J. Herbin is called "Bleu Ocean." Bleu Ocean is an elegant blue ink with flecks of gold. This ink is made for fountain pens and works equally as well with dip pens.
Despite the gold flecks, this ink works smoothly in fountain pens and the gold flecks scattered throughout the ink add an extra sparkle to your writing. This ink is not waterproof and the bottle must be thoroughly shaken before use. This ink comes in a beautiful presentation 50ml glass bottle. The bottle is made of heavy glass and will not spill. The top has sealing wax and the J.Herbin wax seal is stamped on the front, holding a decorative gold cord.
The manufacturer created a YouTube Video of this ink in action, which you can view here: https://youtu.be/Zlm0QGL-E1Y
J. Herbin inks are made in France; the company is the oldest manufacturer of pen ink in the world. The company uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the neutral pH of the inks. This means that if combined with acid-free paper, the writing or drawings with this ink will last a long time and are of archival quality.
The deep blue ink with a golden sheen recalls the sea voyages of J. Herbin to the Mughal Empire of India. In those days India was a primary supplier of indigo dye. Bleu Ocean takes its inspiration from those adventurous journeys.
The 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of J. Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. He made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks. He began making pen inks in his Paris workshop beginning in 1700 with the "Ink of Ships" and the "Jewel of Inks." Today, Herbin inks are widely used and internationally renowned.
We also carry J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink in Rouge Hemitie (Rich red), and Stormy Grey (Coal Gray), Emerald de Chivor (Deep Green), and Caroube de Chypre (Brown), in our Etsy Shop.
You will receive the ink bottle in the photos, none of the props are included.
We cannot accept returns or exchanges on ink. If there is something wrong with the item or your order is incorrect, please contact us - we'd be happy to help! Please refer to our shop FAQs before ordering.
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