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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

J. Herbin 100ml bottles are almost here!

It's no secret that J. Herbin has been coming out with 100ml bottles to make the most popular inks more economical. They are offering 6 colors:



The update is that Exaclair has the 100ml bottles in transit, they are expected to arrive in mid-July, about two weeks from now. The list price is going to be $19 per bottle, I'll be selling them for $18 at GouletPens.com.

The bottles themselves are not spectacular, they're plastic and will not be ideal for those who use the fat ol' fountain pens. The openings are the same size as the current 30ml bottles. So okay, the bottles aren't fantastic, but the price per ml is pretty good! The (list) price per ml for the 30ml bottles is $0.33, and for the new 100ml bottles will be only $0.19! No doubt the plastic bottles were a compromise for the sake of keeping the price for the 100ml bottles lower.

So what do you think? 





Herbin 100 ml new!nouveau! from paperandco on Vimeo.

4 comments:

  1. I think this would be a great ink to put in those fancy Caran d'Ache bottles, if it's not sacrilegious to do so.

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  2. Surely the bottles are designed to be used to fill another "working" bottle, perhaps a 30ml of the same colour?

    I cannot believe that shape has been chosen for direct use but rather for ease of decanting (pouring). Also who wants to be dipping in and out of a 100ml bottle with the ongoing certainty of steady corruption through introduction of contaminants and the scary risk of the damage a spilt 100ml of this ink would do to anywhere it happened.

    If you are going to sell them you should be thinking about a nice decanter suitable for fat pens that you can sell to supplement these "bulk refill" options. Good for the customer and good for you.

    Fries with that?

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  3. Surely the bottles are designed to be used to fill another "working" bottle, perhaps a 30ml of the same colour?

    I cannot believe that shape has been chosen for direct use but rather for ease of decanting (pouring). Also who wants to be dipping in and out of a 100ml bottle with the ongoing certainty of steady corruption through introduction of contaminants and the scary risk of the damage a spilt 100ml of this ink would do to anywhere it happened.

    If you are going to sell them you should be thinking about a nice decanter suitable for fat pens that you can sell to supplement these "bulk refill" options. Good for the customer and good for you.

    Fries with that?

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  4. I think this would be a great ink to put in those fancy Caran d'Ache bottles, if it's not sacrilegious to do so.

    ReplyDelete

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