J. Herbin made a huge deal in fountain pen market by launching 1670 inks. Because those gold flecked inks created a market and fostered the competition. Although Diamine launched a series of shimmering inks, J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre created a big fuss.
Of course there was a big fuss with those generous gold flecks.
I first tried, J. Herbin Caroube de Cyhpre with a copy paper with a Senator Windsor Broad nib fountain pen. Still it is an eye candy.
When you are writing, get you get better results, I mean better gold sparkles if your pen sat on the table for a while.
However, this ink put itself out best on Tomoe River paper with all golden and green sheens.
And you could see how writing on tomoe river makes a great difference.
However, if you want to catch the great sheens as you have seen in the blogs etc, you need to apply it with a brush on Tomoe river paper. No matter what, isn’t it great?
Zeynep Locust Bean