J. Herbin 30ml Ink Bottle - Bleu des Profondeurs (Ocean Depths Blue)
Bleu des profondeurs (ocean depths blue): this blue resembles the colour deep in the ocean. It is in between midnight blue and black pearl.
J. Herbin is the oldest fountain pen ink maker in the world. The company was founded in 1670, and their standard ink line La Perle des Encres (The Jewel of Inks) was created in Paris in 1700. There are now 35 colours in the series.
J. Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in near neutral pH of the inks, making it safe for pens and easy to clean. Each 30 ml bottle has an integrated pen rest. They are known as "D" bottle pen inks. The "D" refers to the old French unit of measure "la Demi Courtine".
30ml bottle. Made in France.
*Our ink swabs are references to the actual ink colour. We have taken a lot of care and effort to ensure these swabs represent the actual colour to their best extent, but colours may vary due to factors such as monitor brightness and colour, nib size and wetness of your pen, and paper used. If you are unsure, we recommend trying an ink sample or chat with us, we are glad to help.
This is the darkest navy I know of, without being a black. Darker than Diamine Oxford Blue.
If you are looking for an excellent navy blue ink, I highly recommend J. Herbin's Bleu de Profoundeurs. It is quite wet, flows well and dries reasonably quickly and is a very reasonable price. The only thing I dislike is the shape of the J. Herbin bottle which makes it difficult to refill your pen with the ink is low. I'd recommend decanting it into another bottle or using an Ink Miser inkwell at this stage.
Very nice deep blue colour. Flows well. Its a _smidge_ feathery on my Peter Pauper Press notebook , but most inks are. Its perfect on my Clairefontaine paper and excellent on index cards. Tomoe river and Leuchterum really make the colour pop though