Ink Review: J. Herbin Corail des Tropiques

Lately, I’ve been searching for more unusual ink colors. My collection is mostly blue, purple and red which gets boring. One of my new favorites is J. Herbin Corail des Tropiques. It comes closer than any other ink in capturing the summery coral color. The ink itself comes in a small 30ml bottle. It’s possible to suck up ink without using a syringe, but I’d recommend one anyways because the bottle is so small.

The color is a lovely pink with orange tones. My photo shows it as more orange than it is! The ink is smooth in my Faber-Castell Ambition with a medium nib. It isn’t watery like other J. Herbin inks sometimes are. In the M nib, the color is dark enough to be legible. It is harder to read in long passages. I wrote a ten page story using this ink and I had some trouble reading my text at first. However, my eyes got used to the light tone. I would use a larger nib with this ink.

Monteverde Coral, a similarly named ink, is much darker and oranger. I really didn’t like it so I don’t have any picture to show. :/ So Corail is the best option for a coral-colored ink! It may be too light for some people’s eyes but I enjoy it overall as a summery ink.

3 thoughts on “Ink Review: J. Herbin Corail des Tropiques

  1. It isn’t watery like other J. Herbin inks sometimes are.

    I liked the amber/orange of the photo, and that was my first thought when I saw it was a J. Herbin ink–I wonder if it’s as watery as most of my others have been?–I’ve found that a few J. Herbin inks start off really light on the page, but dry quite nicely (thinking of Vert Pre in particular here. You cleared that up straight away!

    Looks good on the page, have fun!

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