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    Default J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Here's an ink I bought on a whim and didn't regret it!





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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    I have a thing for grey inks and have tried many of them and settled on this one as my main one with fuya-syogan in second place. Lexington Grey just looks too black most of the time.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    The MB Oyster Grey looks very nice on off white paper.
    Thanks for the reviews - Very nice handwriting!

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    I was really looking forward to trying this one out, but in every pen I tried it looks like a 6H pencil: so light I can barely read it. I wish it looked like your example here.

    Excellent review as always!
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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Very nice review.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Gris Nuage is almost the perfect grey. It is the perfect shade, with wonderful shading and behavior. I just wish it were a touch darker, its barely readable with my fine and xf nibs.

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    Nice review. I get the feeling the J. Herbin some inks are watery in a dilute sort of way. I have a few and still cannot decide whether I like them or not. I have experienced railroading with them. What has been your experience?

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    that's a very nice shade of grey.

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    Thanks for the review. I'm having a hard time trying to decide between Gris Nuage and Diamine Grey. I know they aren't really the same shade but I think I might be leaning towards Gris Nuage now. Mont Blanc Oyster Grey is what I really want but it works out too expensive when I consider how much ink I manage to plow through.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    One of my favorite grey inks. I use it for drawing since it is fairly lightfast.

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    Doesn't look like I'd like it unless it was being used in a wet noodle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapeClear View Post
    Thanks for the review. I'm having a hard time trying to decide between Gris Nuage and Diamine Grey. I know they aren't really the same shade but I think I might be leaning towards Gris Nuage now. Mont Blanc Oyster Grey is what I really want but it works out too expensive when I consider how much ink I manage to plow through.
    Price per ml isn't all that different between MB and Herbin. About 12GBP for 60ml vs about 6GBP for 30ml. Basically the same price! (Sources: penshop.co.uk and the Writing Desk). Diamine is far and away the best value in Europe though, at least for the big brands.
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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Thanks snedwos. Unfortunately I have to incorporate shipping costs into overall costs. There isn't anywhere I can walk into and purchase some MB ink like I can with other brands. All options available to me require extra shipping fees in the region of 2-3E extra.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    +1 on the Lexington Grey! I also find the Gris Nuage too light.

    BTW- Thanks for the written comparison on the others Pterodactylus!

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    This was the first ever ink I purchased. I was also surprised by how light it turned out. I recently bought Faber Castell's Stone Grey and am anxious to try it.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Makes me glad I have this ink. Great review!

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    Nice review but I just can't come up with a reason I would need so faint an ink.

    Thanks again for the great review.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (A handwritten review)

    Thanks for the great review. I'm with many others...way too light for any use I could come up with. It might be interesting to try mixing it with a touch of black ink to see if I can get something more out of it.

    plistumi, I find J. Herbin inks to generally be quite dry-flowing inks. In some pens, I find them unusable. I have had fewer problems with Eclat de Saphire, but Gris Nuage is probably the driest ink in my collection (I've got around 90 bottles), and also in my 5 least favorite inks. It's way too light, IMO.

    I'm anxious to try the MB Oyster Grey I purchased over the holidays. I'll try to have a review coming up shortly.

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