J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre ink test

To follow on from the amazing Emerald de Chivor was always going to be a challenge but J Herbin haven’t done a bad job.

It’s a lovely bark brown, the gold works well and there’s a wonderful metallic green sheen in the heavier inked areas.
When blended with water the colour breaks down into a salmon pink with hints of beige at the outer edges.
When subjected to bleach, there is a reaction in the very light patches but nothing happening in the darker areas.

The J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre is a good addition to the 1670 range but in my opinion it doesn’t trump Emerald de Chivor.
If J Herbin are looking for another colour to add, might I suggest a magenta/purple as this could be a fantastic complimentary colour for the Emerald de Chivor.
And just imagine how visually exciting the combination could be?

Many thanks to Sam Bell at Exaclair for sending me a bottle of the new J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre.

Test conducted on Bockingford watercolour paper.


One thought on “J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre ink test

  1. Great to see your review Nick. I am looking forward to this ink being released, I like brown inks. There is one thing about this anniversary series that aggravates me, the tiny hole in the bottle, from which to fill one’s pen. And the bottle is deep for such a tiny hole. I can see the need for a syringe.

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