J Herbin’s Rouge Caroubier is a pretty pretty red. I’ve found J Herbin inks to generally be just a tad bit on the dry side.
This is one of those rare inks – I’ve never used it and I don’t even remember seeing it in my collection. I Googled to see if it ‘s still available (it is!) and what people think of it (it seems to be well-liked!).
Have you tried it? I’d love to hear more about it!
Have a very happy Labor Day if you’re in the US. I leave tomorrow to visit my sister while Mr. Pentulant and his mom hold down the fort here.
If my memory is serving me well today, this ink isn’t quite as in-your-face as the swab would have you believe.
That is definitely one of the troubles with ink swabs: the color is sometimes more saturated in a swab than it will be out of a pen. Of course, there is also the trouble of different scanners, monitors, and computers. Perhaps a topic for another day, hm?