Today's ink is J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite. I've been wanting to try this one for a while since I liked Emerald of Chivor so much, so let's take a look. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens.
Rouge Hematite is a bright red/pink with a greenish sheen and gold shimmer.
In ink drops, I didn't even notice the gold shimmer, because the sheen overwhelms everything else. This is not a subtle ink by any means. It's one that punches you in the face.
Dry time: 90 seconds-this is the longest dry time I have ever seen. It looks "dry" after 50, but is still smearable until a full 90 seconds have passed.
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper the ink did pretty well, just a little bit of feathering.
I used a medium Edison Nouveau Premier Delphinium on Tomoe River paper. The ink is on the wet side.
I did have some issues with nib creep, not an overwhelming amount, but I did have to wipe the nib off a few times. This ink is also very hard to clean out of your pens. I think had I left the ink in the pen for too long it would have stained the converter. The shimmer did not stay in suspension long for me. I had to rotate the pen about every three words to keep the shimmer flowing freely and evenly.
Overall, there are a few issues with this ink-the sheen overwhelms the shimmer, it has a very long dry time, some nib creep, shimmer doesn't stay in suspension, and it's hard to clean out of pens. If you love the color, give it a try-you might find you love it. It's not one I will be running out to buy anytime soon.
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