Let’s take a look at Jacques Herbin Bleu de Minuit today, from the new Jacques Herbin The Essentials collection. The ink is available in 50ml bottles and cartridges.
Bleu de Minuit is a pretty, medium blue.
Unfortunately, my ink sample leaked in transit, so I didn’t have enough to do large swabs or ink drops.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Medium-some of the ink washed away, but you might be able to read what it said.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in all nib sizes, so it’s not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
I used a Lamy Al-star Pacific with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink has an average flow.
Overall, it’s another nice blue ink. KWZ Azure #3 might be a good alternative if you have a hard time getting Bleu de Minuit in the US.
Disclaimer: I purchased a sample of this ink from a group buy. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.