Ink Review #772: J Herbin Eclat de Saphir


Let’s take a look at J Herbin Eclat de Saphir. Thanks to Pen Boutique for sending a bottle over for review! This ink comes in 30ml bottles.


The color:

Eclat de Saphir is a vibrant blue-purple or blurple.



In large swabs the ink looks much darker, more purple than blue.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Eclat de Saphir is close to Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai in color. Click here to see the J Herbin inks together, and click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pelikan M600 Violet with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I really enjoy this ink. It has a nice flow, gorgeous color and dries quickly.

Disclaimer: This ink was provided by Pen Boutique for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.