The Color: This color confuses me.  It is almost exactly the same as J. Herbin’s Larmes de Cassis.  It has more of a cranberry tinge to it, but my written samples of the colors are almost indistinguishable from each other.  I can’t figure it out!

Consistency/On Paper: Fairly wet and consistent, although can sometimes run a little thin.  This “thinness” does lead to some excellent shading.

Overall: A very pretty color and a reliable ink.  This is another exquisite color that I don’t use enough.  More pens, anyone?  The photos below show Rouge Opera as written with a J. Herbin glass dip pen as well as an XF nib.

Purchasing and Pricing: A 30mL bottle runs between $7-10 depending on the retailer and is available at most online retailers catering to fountain pen and ink users.

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Posted in: Ink, J. Herbin.
Last Modified: November 1, 2010

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