Ink Review #339: J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre


It's reader request week! One ink I've had multiple requests for is J. Herbin Rouille D'Ancre. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens


The color:

Rouille D'Ancre is a light, peachy pink. It looks more peach when wet, and more pink when dry. It's a nice light, spring pink.



In large swabs the color is pretty consistent, no sheen or large amounts of shading.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering but no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Sailor Jentle Peche, J. Herbin Rouille D'Ancre, and Papier Plume Garden District Azalea. Click here to see the J. Herbin inks together. Rouille d'Ancre is darker than Peche, but not as dark as Garden District Azalea.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow, which caused some skipping. 


Overall, the ink is a bit light for everyday use, but is a lovely spring pink color. It's more useable than Sailor Jentle Peche, which I found too light to ever use again, but not as dark as Papier Plume Garden District Azalea.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.