I caught pink eye this week, and fell behind my posting schedule, so today I’m playing catch up. Today’s first ink is J Herbin Vert de Gris. This ink was released this year, and is available in 10ml and 30ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a bottle over for review.
Vert de Gris is one of those colors that could fit in a few categories. In large swabs it looks more green/grey and in writing it looks more blue, so I’m going to call it a blue.
In large swabs the in looks a lot more green/grey than it does in writing.
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: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in the flex nib.
Overall, it’s pretty well behaved, and a unique color. I really enjoyed it in the broad Vanishing Point nib.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Pen Chalet for providing a bottle 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.