thINKthursday – J. Herbin 1798 Cornaline d’Egypte

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J. Herbin Cornaline d’Egypte

Unearth your own treasure with J. Herbin Cornaline d’Egypte.

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday – J Herbin Cornaline d’Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

Cornaline d’Egypte is the latest offering from the Jacques Herbin line of ink. The ink is a beautiful golden burnt orange color with silver shimmer. The ink is packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with sophisticated branding. The 50ml glass bottle is similar to that of the 1670 line of inks. The square bottle is topped with a wax dipped cap, and its silver ribbon is set with a wax 1798 seal celebrating the year Jacques Herbin introduced his line of ink. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Edison Collier B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

In both a fine and broad nib, Cornaline d’Egypte displays the same range of colors. At its lightest, the ink is a bright marigold orange. From there it shades to a tangerine apricot. The darkest hues are a rusty orange. The silver shimmer is not overwhelming and adds a subtle shine when you turn the page. Of all the shimmer inks Herbin has produced, I think Cornaline d’Egypt utilizes the shimmering particles most elegantly.

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

In a pen, Cornaline d’Egypte has very good properties. The flow is good, with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is moderately saturated with good dry times at 20-30 seconds. There is little water resistance, although you can make out what was written after the water test. Because of the shimmering particles, clean up is a bit more laborious, but you don’t have to worry about things like discoloration. When used with a brush or dip pen, you’ll probably encounter some feathering and bleedthrough. But used in a pen, neither of those will be an issue.

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

I think this was a unique color option and very well executed. The color is warm and inviting and keeps you interested with its silver iridescence. Readability is not an issue, so this is a perfect ink to add some pop to journaling or any type of note taking.

thINKthursday - J Herbin Cornaline d'Egypte

As with any ink review, the pen, paper and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s right for you.

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Chris

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