Violet Boréal allows you to dip your nib in the violet glows of the aurora borealis. It is a dark, deep purple ink. Violet Boréal is an ink made for confidence or meditation, it is also classic and perfect for writing.
Without overload or artifice, with a sober and elegant brightness, Jacques Herbin inks (Made in France) echo the shades of watercolor colors. They are the accomplices of any amateur or connoisseur of the arts of pen and graphic arts, artists and travelers.
50ml bottle or 7-pack of International long cartridges available
I find Jacques Herbin Violet Boréal to be a very lovely, mediumly saturated violet. It is bluer than Diamine Lavender and Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu, and redder than Diamine...view more 150th Lilac Night. In driers nibs, it looks like Sailor Kobe #18 Sannomiya Panse; in wetter ones, it looks like Taccia Murasaki Purple (which is a bit redder). Like other inks from Les Essentielles line, I find the ink to be pleasant under the nib and retain its richness once dry; it does not become washed out, greyed out or chalky. I wrote two full pages on a Kokuyo Campus High Grade MIO notebook using my Sailor 1911S 21 kt H-M dry nib and my 1911L 21 kt H-MF LF wet nib, and though both are readable, I prefer using my H-MF LF to write with Violet Boréal. I’ve seen no feathering nor bleedthrough on the Japanese papers I have used, even in my most saturated splotches. I find it’s an elegant ink which looks incredibly elegant when writing with a wet Japanese MF nib; oddly enough, more so when printing. view less
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