Ink Review #465: J Herbin Gris Nuage

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Let’s tackle one more J Herbin ink before we move on to some new inks, J Herbin Gris Nuage. This ink is available in 10ml and 30ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Gris Nuage is a very light grey.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there a little bit of shading, but no sheen.

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Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: very low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Silver Fox, J Herbin Gris Nuage, and Montblanc Oyster Grey. Click here to see the J Herbin inks together.

Diamine Grey, Colorverse 30 Anti-matter, and Colorverse 29 Matter. Click here to see the grey inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a fine Lamy 2000 Black Amber on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

I used a fine Lamy 2000 Black Amber on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, the ink feels a bit dry for my taste, and can be a bit too light in smaller nib sizes. I think I prefer Diamine Silver Fox and Montblanc Oyster Grey for a light grey over Gris Nuage.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Pen Chalet for providing a sample for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but is not sponsored in any way.