J. Herbin Ink (5-Pack)
J. Herbin Ink (5-Pack)
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The oldest name in ink production, J. Herbin was first established in 1670 by an enterprising sailor armed with sealing wax formulas from his travels in India Read More

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RayF
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Apr 19, 2019
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Just want to point out that when speaking FRENCH, an "H" at the beginning of a word is almost always silent (not pronounced). So even thought you think this fancy-pants French ink is J. Herbin, it's really J. Erban (yeah, those Frenchies change the "i" to an "a" sound too). I mention this because, if you're buying this drop, and you live in, say...Texas or Georgia, you'll need to start practicing that pronunciation right away--'cuz it's gonna take y'all some time to get it right!
Apr 19, 2019
DaddyDiBs
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Feb 14, 2019
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Though I don't blame MD entirely on the J. Herbin 1670 (3 Pack) drop from not materializing. What guarantee is there that this one will ship eventually ? Plus these are their blasé inks colors.
Feb 14, 2019
Captp
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Apr 20, 2019
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Not sure what you mean by "blase colors". Not sure what colors are available, but it looks like Rouge Grenat is one of them. I have that, and it is anything but "blase". It's one of the more vibrant, rich reds I've seen.
Apr 20, 2019
DaddyDiBs
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Apr 20, 2019
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Unimpressed or indifferent. They're the commonly produced colors.
Apr 20, 2019
JonseyMcDanes
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Jan 15, 2019
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If you're new to inks and J. herbin specifically. Their inks are notable for being very weak and very easy to clean out of pens. People with very expensive pens are fond of them for this reason. If you have a cheap pen or just like strong inks don't bother with these, they're just too expensive and weak.
Jan 15, 2019
Stapletron
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Feb 12, 2019
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I like j herbin, to me, it's interesting on its own merits. But I do agree that if you're a beginner, you probably shouldn't get 5 bottles from any one manufacturer, that's a lotta ink! If you want to check out herbin to see if it's for you, try to catch the sample bottles when they drop.
Feb 12, 2019
Longhal.Paul
15
Jan 8, 2019
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So let me make sure I understand this. Forty-one colors to choose from, and zero color samples to accompany them. I’m sorry, but if you expect me to spend the next hour and a half Googling and comparing color swatches just for the pleasure of waiting a month and a half for ink, I think I’ll just go head and order a single bottle for 7% more on Amazon and save $40 in the process. Speaking of Amazon, if you’re interested in the scented inks, you can buy a 10ml 5-pack sampler for less than they cost in this drop ($.35/ml as opposed to $.42/ml). Here is the link
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Jan 8, 2019
Longhal.Paul
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Jan 12, 2019
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If you choose the scented inks, the cost is an additional $3/bottle, bringing the pre-tax price to $13 for a 30ml bottle ($13/30ml = $.433/ml). Thus, for the scented inks, the price on Amazon ($.352 as mentioned) is approximately 18% less expensive than the single-bottle price in this drop. However, you are absolutely correct in that the same non-scented inks on Amazon tend to run considerably more - the few colors I had previously found available at the sub-$11 price seem to have been snatched up, and the general price makes these (again, *non*-scented) inks a great bargain by comparison, especially given the selection available versus the isolated examples similarly priced on Amazon. With one glaring caveat: no samples. Which reminds me, thank you for the Goulet tip. I routinely rely on their swabs when I google a given color, but was unaware of the 5-ink comp feature. Nonetheless, do you realize there are nearly three-quarters of a MILLION different possible combinations by which you can choose five inks from a population of forty-one (749,398 to be exact)? Sorry, but I value my time way too much to spend a fair portion of the rest of it just to buy (more) J. Herbin ink, at least not when I'm equally happy with my Diamine inks and don't have to the dependency of having dedicate a significant chunk of time comparing colors (speaking of which, the Diamine drop running concurrently with this one is a better drop IMO). I think it is a reasonable expectation for the manufacturer - or anyone in the supply chain for that matter - to provide us with samples to help us make our selection, all things considered.
Jan 12, 2019
Captp
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Jan 12, 2019
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Sorry, I completely missed the scented ink option, but I would not be interested in them. The Diamine drop is very nice, but I don't need several more bottles, I have 3 of the 150th (50th?) anniversary Colors and the 30ml Imperial Purple. If I were in the market for more Herbin colors, I'd be in on this drop, but I want only 1 of their greens, which is in my cart at Goulet. Most of the time I prefer to order from Goulet, even if their prices on some things are higher than Amazon; Goulet inks are usually better priced than Amazon. Amazon has some better prices in pens ; I got a Pelikan M200 & M205 for a good deal less than Goulet. The recent drop for the Lamy black Safari and Shocking Pink Al-Star beat any price for the two pens that I could find by a good $20 or so; the Safari was on closeout at Goulet for $19.95. All the other Safaris were at regular price, around $30, I think.
Jan 12, 2019
kimwook
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Jan 8, 2019
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I really love J Herbin ink in general. But I am not attracted to this drop because there is no price merit at all. J Herbin ink is sold at around $10.7 in Korea with free shipping.
Jan 8, 2019
Longhal.Paul
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Jan 8, 2019
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It's available here (in the US) on Amazon for the same price. And you don't have to wait a month for it either.
Jan 8, 2019
Captp
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Jan 12, 2019
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I didn't see a set of 5 on Amazon, but their 30ml bottles of Herbin are all $12 and up. Maybe somewhere deep in the bowels of Amazon they're cheaper, but I couldn't find it. At $10 per bottle, this is a good deal.
Jan 12, 2019
Violet
5
Oct 3, 2018
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Hey massdrop whenever you are ready to respond to my feedback about the leaky ink I will be waiting. After all I am a mere customer!
Oct 3, 2018
Violet
5
Oct 2, 2018
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I am hoping to hear back at some point. I contacted help desk on Saturday about the ink that was delivered that had leaked and no response. Figured you may have more people monitor this chat than the help desk.
Oct 2, 2018
Savagepink
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Sep 21, 2018
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Wish there was a large swatch image to select from, instead of just the dropdown list.
Sep 21, 2018
katerchen
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Jan 7, 2019
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This is direct from Herbin : https://www.jherbin.com/pdf/Herbin_Fountain_Pen_Ink_Swatches.pdf Probably not a full 1:1 to what Massdrop is offering here, but still a start.
Jan 7, 2019
arda
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Jun 3, 2018
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How does this ink (especially Perle Noire) play with Pilot Metropolitan?
Thanks,
Jun 3, 2018
Nyahkano
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Sep 18, 2018
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I normally pair Perle Noire with Pilot Metropolitan, and I haven't run into any issues.
Sep 18, 2018
arda
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Sep 18, 2018
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Thanks, I ended up with Perle Noire with my Metro, and this combo works awesome!
Sep 18, 2018
MEJones07
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May 30, 2018
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If a colour is not in any of the pull-down menus and is not listed as sold out, does that mean it's not available for this drop? I can't find Rose Cyclamen or Cacao du Brasil.
May 30, 2018
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