J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Violette Pensée (Pensive Violet)

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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

Model NumberJ. HERBIN H130-77
Weight4.7 ounces
ManufacturerJ. Herbin
Bottle Size 30 ml
Ink Color Purple (Violette Pensee)
Size - Height 5.2 cm
Size - Length 4.9 cm
Size - Width 4.9 cm
Usage Dip Pens, Fountain Pens
Water Resistance None

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Not "pensive violet purple":...
May 25, 2011
Not "pensive violet purple": "Pensee" (noun, feminine) is the French name for the flower called "pansy" in English. There's a drawing of one on the label, and the petals are indeed very similar in hue to that of this ink.

This is not a colour I have much call for, but it is indeed a lovely, clean violet- a grown-up version of the ink ( AKA Waterman's Violet) that French primary school kids would use in their exercise and composition books.

Herbin inks are among the best in the world, and have been made to a very high standard indeed for centuries longer than most ink manufacturers have been in business. This superb, pure hue is no exeption. If you are a fan of violet and have not tried this one yet, I urge you to buy a bottle. More likely than not, it will not be your last.
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This ink is the first...
August 2, 2011
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This ink is the first bottled ink I've ever used, and I am in love. It dries quickly, doesn't smear, and doesn't have an odor. The color is fantastic. It is everything I hoped for. It is bold and vivid, with the perfect hue of violet. I would by this a thousand more times!!!
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This ink was the official...
February 19, 2014
This ink was the official color of the French high school (Lycée) for centuries! It is an absolute classic, with beautiful shading effects. A must have for every ink aficionados.
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I bought this to give...
January 1, 2015
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I bought this to give as a gift, but it turned out to be too light for the person I bought it for. No worries! It works beautifully for me, and I have inked up my favorite pen, Faber-Castell Basic Black Carbon. I would definitely recommend this ink. Lovely flow, wet but not too much so.
I love this ink. It's...
October 22, 2013
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I love this ink. It's a unique color, dries quickly, and works beautifully in a Pilot Penmanship with a CON-50 converter. I find the combination especially good for sketching.