J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Gris Nuage (Cloud Gray)

J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Gris Nuage (Cloud Gray)

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Kiss your paper with lush ink colors created by the French. Each 30 ml bottle has a unique rectangular shape that doubles as a pen rest. Pens can balance on the flat area on the top of the bottle near the cap. These bottles are known as \"D bottle pen inks\". The “D” refers to the old French unit of measure “la Demi Courtine”.

J. Herbin was established in 1670 and is the oldest name in formal ink production in the world. It is the ink namesake used by renowned figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Victor Hugo of Les Miserables. M. Herbin created this line, “The Jewel of Inks”, in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700. Capture a moment of history with these high-quality inks from J. Herbin at JetPens.

Ink features:
- 30 beautiful colors
- Non toxic and pH neutral
- Lightfast
- Water based
- Flows smoothly and is fast drying
- All natural dyes

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I thought gray would...
April 14, 2009
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I thought gray would be too boring. I was so wrong! This is the least boring gray I've ever seen. Hints of blues, pinks, and lots of depth makes writing with this ink fun. I use this in my A.G. Spalding M nib fountain pen and it's a match made in heaven. The only problem is that I am not sure what will happen when I get to the bottom of the bottle as regards filling.
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Gris nuage is the color...
May 30, 2012
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Gris nuage is the color of a rain cloud. It's perfect for adding shading to a drawing with a brush pen. I really adore how it layers over itself to create darker grays. It's also great for cross hatching layers.

I currently have it loaded into a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and it's really just perfect for the first layers of a sketch, letting me rapidly get ideas into my sketch journal as quickly as they hit.

It's a favorite color that I can never be without.
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Awesome shading, pretty...
August 15, 2015
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Awesome shading, pretty light though.
Something I wanted to...
November 5, 2014
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Something I wanted to try- The color was / is great-very much like a pencil, but I found it to light to make a statement; so I added Rogue Caroubier and it walked and talked.
Agree with previous posters....
January 31, 2012
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Agree with previous posters. A beautiful light grey, great for ink washes, shadows or accents, but not for handwriting. Will not be visible on paper if using fine or extra-fine nibbled pens, especially if you have small handwriting or tiny details. In fact all the J Herbins I have tried seem very lightly saturated.