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J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche


I didn't have a whole lot to say about this ink. It's a fine turquoise, but it's also a really average turquoise. I only had one cartridge of this ink, and it was in that Kaweco for so long that I don't really remember where I got it. I kinda think it was something that Elaine from JetPens threw into a package for me, but I can't find that little baggie, so I don't know for sure. Let's go ahead and give them credit for sending it, anyway.

Bleu Pervenche tends to change a little bit in the light, and it came out looking much more blue in these pictures than it usually appears. As you'll see below, in the comparison, it is pretty much the same color as Sheaffer Turquoise and Caran d'Ache's Hypnotic Turquoise. All of those are a bit lighter than the Montblanc Balzac. Of the 4, I really liked the Montblanc best. It might have been some turquoise-burnout, but I had a hard time getting excited about this ink. It's a fine ink. A little bit of bleed on the copy paper, but nothing egregius.

I just realized that I have been misspelling the name of this ink the whole time. I don't have the cartridge any longer, though, so I can't re-do the review, and you're going to have to forgive me that mistake.



 Here's a cut-out of those turquoise inks. They're all pretty similar.

Copy Paper Test


Ink Review Video and Water Drop Test

If you're into this blue ink, and there's no real reason you shouldn't be, then check it out at Jet Pens and Anderson Pens. Get a sample or some cartridges (those little cans are very cool) and test it out for yourself.

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snowflakeschance said...

You made me have to order a bottle.

Mike Matteson said...

Good! I'm always glad to help people find a new ink to love.