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J. Herbin 1670 Ink (3-Pack)

J. Herbin 1670 Ink (3-Pack)

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For those worried about cleaning or clogging: I have never had a single clogging of any pen. It is true that the shimmer is very persistent but I decided I don't mind that. The one thing that I actually did find slightly problematic was how Emerald of Chivor is quite staining on my skin. And a little bit goes a long way, which can be a good thing if you're into ink dilution and washes. Of all colors, Stormy Grey is probably my favorite. Somehow the golden shine on the grey ink looks so special to me.
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Wow, this is expensive and no Emerald of Chivor!
Anjwax
What do you mean no Emerald of Chivor? And what does Massdrop mean when they say:
" Emerald of Chivor (limited to 1 bottle) "
I didn't place the order, but I was able to select 3 bottles of "Emerald of Chivor" in checkout...
Jaggi
Yikes!
Lots of good Ink-Info on the web for those willing to do a little searching, but don't forget to check out the Ink and Fountain Pen groups on Flickr too. One of my favorite Photostreams for Ink is:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63862643@N02/
Definitely worth a look-see!
Ahh.. finally, the drop will happen, and I managed to get Emerald of Chivor. Fourth time's the charm, apparently.
Is there some trick to getting the gold to come out? I have been using this with a medium nib, and I can see the gold in the pen if I leave still for a while (I really shook the bottle before loading), but the ink does not show. I am using Rhodia paper. Do I need to use a broad nib? Would a 1.1mm stub be better? I am using Stormy Grey. I was debating on buying a TWSBI demonstrator just for this ink (I fear using it in one of my good pens).
SkipPp
Goulet pens has a video about shimmering inks that may be helpful. The summary is something like gently stir the shiny stuff in it, both when first starting and occasionally when writing, and use a very wet pen.
Oh, and clean them out very throughly. Check the video out on YouTube.
No Emerald of Chivor.. sheesh.. that's the ONE color everyone is looking to buy. Good luck getting enough orders to make it a successful drop..
I'll wait to request it again.
NeWaVdubs
Trolls snatched it up, I think. Really frustrating.
I have the Blue, nice ink but don’t expect those gold flecks to show up in the width of a normal pen stroke. They do show up if your pen leaks a big blob of ink on the page as you write—very impressive then!
Damnit, emerald of chicor has sold out again.
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P.ree
Yeah, and even after just three committed- That and Stormy grey would be the reason to join in - now - nah.
Thanks, but I live in Asia, so the shipment from US is expensive. Oh well I could wait for the next drop. They only stocked 1 emerald for this drop, so the chance is slim.
this is a good deal when you living in S.E.A
Nice ink, but seriously, price? They haven't given you a nice price. The cost at https://www.thewritingdesk.co.uk sells these for 46,91$ including shipping to US. Sure, they don't have the same collection of exact inks, which could be a deal breaker, but surely they could do better price for you?
F00lw0lf
Only one of the inks has the gold or silver metallic added to them.
treeinc
I gave only one example of price examples from one place, you need more or what is your take on this? Just curious. :) The price is still pretty steap seeing this from the EU side of the pond.
For those concerned about shimmering inks clogging up their pens, it's really simple to use a syringe to pull out the ink before mixing the bottle. I do this often with Rouge Hematite becbecause sometimes I dont need the sparks. When I do, I always use a TWSBI since I can take everything apart for a through cleaning. Broader nibs are better, of course!
It's weird, even though I live in the US, it's staying it would be $9.25 shipping . that's the tipping point for it being more expensive than Amazon's prices sadly.
Would love if they offered the regular line of J Herbin ink. Don't really want to clog up my pens with golden flakes.
My local book store has these (actually a little cheaper, but not much) But it's actually a great and beautiful ink, especially the red one! But of course this all depends if you like the gold effect. But this is a quality ink, that I can easily recommend. And the quantity is also fair at this price.
Thanks for posting. I'll decommit my 2 orders also.
Update 7/14 on Massdrop v. Amazon for this ink: Since Massdrop has eliminated free US shipping for this product and decided to charge $8.25, Amazon is by far the better deal, and all but one of the colors is available with free prime shipping.
I do like Massdrop quite a bit, but don't understand why it would offer this particular product on these particular terms.
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The staff allows it. I always check to see if md has the best price and selection.It often does, but not always, and not in this case,
Thank you, Liz.
5/30/2017 Update on Amazon prices for this ink:
This drop is a good deal if you want Caroube de Chypre and Emerald de Chivor (assuming the lowest price is reached). In that case, Massdrop provides at least minimal savings on all colors.
Price per bottle if drop reaches lowest price (free shipping to US): $18.33
Prices per bottle on Amazon (all Prime shipping eligible):
Emerald: $21.96 Stormy: $19.06 Caroube: $26.49 Rouge: $18.69 Ocean: $19.99
Amazon still offers the ink at a lower price. While the prices have gone up, with free shipping, it's still cheaper to purchase through Amazon.com in the USA. Unless there is a great bargain offered, I usually wait for a price drop at Amazon. The price and the wait makes this a deal breaker.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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Prices on Amazon for 1/17/2017:
Emerald of Chivor: $19.07 (Prime) Caroube: $17.89 (Prime) Rouge Hematite: $17.11 (Prime) Ocean Bleu: $19.03 (Prime) Stormy Gray: $24.38 (Fulfilled by someplace called "Stationery Addicts USA"; promise free shipping. Doesn't seem to be Prime eligible)
Sooo, if you want a lot of Stormy Gray, I guess go for it, but you'll be saving minimally and waiting maximally.
Edit: Alternatively, spend the extra few dollars and get a bottle ($26) from GouletPens.com, a class organization with ACTUAL customer service. (Are you listening Massdrop??)
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looked hard at that but I have enough Lamys. Might look again.
Jazzman
It'll be my first gold-nibbed pen. As for Lamy's, I only have an AL-Star. As for other pens, well ... too many might be an accusation I could own up to.
I am worried about the ink being shipped and sitting in my mailbox . It is full swing winter where I am.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 9/27.
Expect another update from us on 9/28 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the J. Herbin 1670 Ink (3-Pack) and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/27.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/20.
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Oh! I just saw the video reviews you sent! Thank you!
That's a great idea. I'll check around for that one. Thanks!
I'm new to the fountain pen world. What pen would you experts recommend for these new inks?
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JeanMarie
You really can't go wrong with a Pilot Metropolitan as a first pen. Smooth nib, metal body, comes with a squeeze converter for bottled ink ... just an overall excellent pen for a very reasonable price. And this ink should perform just fine in there. I would recommend writing with it at least once per day; any less than that and you might experience some clogging. If you do, just dip the nib in a cup of room-temperature water and wipe the nib/feed with a tissue. You should be good to go.
writerstephen
@ JeanMarie - Writerstephen... I have a number of pens inked at a time... so I find this helpful for a hard starting pen/ink. I put a small bit of paper towel in the bottom of a pill bottle and just a small bit of water. Enough to soak the paper towel. I can keep the bottle in my ink trunk or a desk drawer. When I come across a dry nib, I just dab it gently in the paper towel and it usually does the trick ! Any ink or nib that is much more difficult to start than that needs a second look.... OR , I need to have fewer inked ;) Seriously, this takes care of any problem starts I have had. Every now and then I just rinse the bottle out and pop a clean piece of paper towel and fresh water in.
J.Herbin shimmering inks can be found for way cheaper.
European pen stores will sell and ship these bottles for ~$15 each
Amazon will do ~$19 with free shipping.
I am always curious when people are disappointed with these inks. I find have a good deal of "lustre" or sparkle to them. I definitely agree that they behave differently on different or "better" papers. Then again, most all inks will ? Deciding on any ink based on images doesn't mean you're going to like it with your own pen and paper. Also, it looks to me that some images are drops of ink on the paper. Naturally more concentration of the color and the sparkle/sheen/shade. I have these in Caroube de Chypre, Emerald of Chivor, and Stormy Grey. None behave or sparkle exactly the same and each has it's own flair. The Emerald is super saturated, like many turquoise inks can be. Stormy Grey, less "sparkly" but it feels appropriate for a more serious color. The new Carube de Chypre is both fun and formal. I haven't had any problems with a pen/feed clogging and have tried them in a number of different pen/nib combinations. They do indeed look great on more expensive paper. I can burn through a lot of paper, and still want to be able to use all my inks. These inks work well on less expensive bagasse paper or inkjet paper. Naturally, I can't speak for overseas shipping or prices. But, I think this is a good deal - 6.00 USD off a bottle and free shipping (in USA) . If you don't have Amazon Prime, and aren't in a hurry for the ink... I would like to know how folks like the Bleu Ocean ? Anyone with input or images ? Thanks ! :)
j-e-g
A few dollars less, overall, on Amazon and quick arrival, but I decided to try this. It's an OK deal. Definitely not great. Hoping for better next time. Thanks for the input on inks and papers. I bought the same three colors!
JeanMarie
@JeanMarie ... so now you have your inks 👍🏻 Would like to know how you like them ?? I am guessing that you like them 🤞🏻 Give a shout and maybe let folks know your experience... I ask because I see there is another drop for the 1670 inks right now .... 🖋
Ink is fine, but the journal is not worth a cent. Perhaps a bad batch of paper? Copy paper can be better. It's some sort of glossy coated paper. Behaves nothing like Tomoe, Rhodia, Leatchrum, mokeskine, etc. some pictures. I'm going to be asking massdrop for a refund
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The pictures above is the j ink journal, Tomoe and Rhodia. As you can see, the journal is no where near that of other papers. This defeats the purpose of the journal. If I had come across info like what I've posted here, I wouldn't have bought this
it-man
Oh.. bummer. Thanks for sharing... I have wondered how folks like using the ink journals. Have you tried any other brands of ink journals it-man ? Wonder if folks have another they prefer over this one ?
j-e-g
After this experience and massdrop not refunding me, I will just use a Tomoe river or Rhodia standard notebook. Tomoe is amazing paper, as soon as my current stock runs out, will use Tomoe exclusively.
First time purchasing through Massdrop, and a terrible experience as a Canadian customer. After being charged over $15 for shipping, was slapped with a $20.02 COD charge in order to receive the package because Massdrop used an unscrupulous shipping service. Though normally a small package like this wouldn't even get charged tax, the firm Massdrop used for shipping charged excessive "brokerage" charges on top of the tax collected. By way of comparison, I order a ton of stuff from the US through Amazon.com and others and very rarely pay these charges -- it's down to the terrible shipping service Massdrop is using. As for the inks, based on initial testing, they are okay, though somewhat disappointing -- less lustrous than they are presented as being.