We are continuing through the Jacques Herbin Essential Inks with Gris de Houle. The ink is available in 50ml bottles and cartridges.
Gris de Houle is a medium cool grey.
In large swabs the ink has some lovely shading.
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: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in all nib sizes, and a little bit of bleeding, so it’s not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
I used a TWSBI Eco Pastel Pink with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink has an average flow.
Overall, it’s a nice grey ink, well behaved and with some nice shading. The color is a bit light though, for everyday use.
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.