This week is orange ink week! Each month I try to devote a week’s worth of ink reviews to one specific color. October means pumpkins, and pumpkins mean orange so orange it is! Let’s kick off the week with Jacques Herbin Orange Soleil from the Essentials collection. As far as I know, Goulet Pens is the only retailer in the United States that carries the Jacques Herbin Essentials collection. I purchased a sample of this ink from a group buy.
Orange Soleil is a vibrant medium orange with a slight red undertone.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper you can see the red undertone easier.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.
I used a medium TWSBI Eco Transparent Orange on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, it’s a great basic orange, but as a basic orange it’s expensive. It’s well-behaved, and a pretty color but it’s a bit expensive for what it is.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.