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    Default J. Herbin Gris Nuage (Thanks to FPGeeks)

    Here a short handwritten review(?) of J. Herbin Gris Nuage:

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    The Bottle: Nice 30 ml bottle. Might be harder for use with piston fillers that have large nibs. It has a pen rest, but it's a bit slim for large pens. Works great though with my Lamy Logo or the Reform 1745.

    Thanks again to FPGeeks for providing the ink.
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    Here a sample of Gris Nuage with a little dash of Havana Brown.

    The result is a light brown/violet with greyish shading (red markings).
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    Works better with paper that is not bone-white than pure Gris Nuage.

    The picture also shows, that Havana Brown incorporates a strong violet tone. And that shows in the mixture.


    => A broad nib is a must for the Gris Nuage ink.
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    I think the mix looks great. The original grey looks a bit faded for my taste.


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    Agreed on the mixture, that's lovely.

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    How does any grey ink differ from diluted black?

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    This is an ink that I am always meaning to try but some how never get around to doing so.

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    This is my go to grey ink. I like how it shades and often looks like pencil when it dries. So far I've only used it in a broad waterman charleston. Might try it in a brush pen. That could be fun.

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    Too bad it doesn't photocopy well

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    Now that's a mixture I absolutely will try! Thanks for the idea!

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    Nice mix. Looks a little like J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil.

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    Default Re: J. Herbin Gris Nuage (Thanks to FPGeeks)

    Gris Nuage is one of my favorite inks, and I've dedicated a Sheaffer Snorkel to it. I love the way the ink looks on the page, and I often use it for short notes. It goes on fairly dry, and I get many nice comments from recipients of notes written with this ink.
    New subject: I tried to look at the two handwritten notes written by Pinkys.Brain and got a notification that I did not have permission to access this page. I'm assuming that this is because I'm a newbie, and don't have that many posts on this forum. Is that correct, or is there another reason. If anyone knows the real reason, I'd be happy to know. Thanks,
    Eric

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