Ink Review: J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche

Welcome to my review of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche! I’ve seen other ink reviews, and I wanted to put my own little spin on it. I started out with the idea of doing a comparison with dry times, saturation, flow, bleedthrough, blah blah blah. Bottom line is that ink is subjective, based on the pen you use, the paper you write on, and your personal writing style. Not to mention the fact that the lighting, picture editing, and your individual computer monitor settings will affect the color you see. So I took some nice pictures and will let them speak for themselves. πŸ˜‰
The paper I used was Clairefontaine Triomphe Stationery tablets, which is 90g and oh, so smooth (and white!), and G. Lalo VergΓ© de France in ivory, which is 100g with a more textured feel. I also did a ‘watercolor’ picture, using a q-tip to swab the ink (and a J. Herbin Creapen to draw the outline) on a Clairefontaine Grafit sketchpad.
I tested with three pens, a 1.5mm Pelikan Script Calligraphy Pen, my own Goulet fine nib pen (why not?), and a J. Herbin glass pen. These 3 pens all write very differently and show the variation in shading the ink has.

A 30ml bottle of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche retails for $9.50 at The Goulet Pen Company.

Here are some links to other reviews of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche. Enjoy!
Spiritual Evolution of the Bean
Rants of the Archer
Inkophile
Fountain of Pens
La Plume Etoile

2017-10-11T14:38:52+00:00 April 17th, 2010|Ink Reviews|5 Comments
  • Very cool review, and I have to completely agree with you when it comes to the Triomphe paper! I received my shipment from you the other day and wrote a letter on it yesterday. I couldn't believe the quality of the paper. When I lived in France, I never used to buy the Triomphe paper, instead opting for the onion skin airmail paper so I could write more with cheaper postage costs πŸ™‚ I also love the Prioritaire envelopes that I received. I think I'll have to order some more of those before they are all gone!

  • GREAT review and pics, thanks!

  • Craig, I agree about the Prioritaire envelopes. I find they're actually just as nice as the Triomphe if not nicer! And they're neat πŸ˜‰

  • GREAT review and pics, thanks!

  • Very cool review, and I have to completely agree with you when it comes to the Triomphe paper! I received my shipment from you the other day and wrote a letter on it yesterday. I couldn't believe the quality of the paper. When I lived in France, I never used to buy the Triomphe paper, instead opting for the onion skin airmail paper so I could write more with cheaper postage costs πŸ™‚ I also love the Prioritaire envelopes that I received. I think I'll have to order some more of those before they are all gone!