We are continuing through the Jacques Herbin Essential Inks with Terre d’Ombre. The ink is available in 50ml bottles and cartridges.
Terre d’Ombre is a medium brown with a hint of orange.
In large swabs the ink appears much darker than in writing.
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-the orange hues wash away first.
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 Montegrappa Copper Mule with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink has an average flow.
Overall, it’s a nice ink, but I was hoping for more shading than I got. It’s an average brown ink, nothing that stands out to me to warrant the high price tag.
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.