Dating back to a small boutique in Paris in 1700, Herbin Fountain Pen Ink is one of the best in the world, both in smoothness of writing and breadth and brilliance of colour palette. Reminiscent of a bold cup of coffee, Caf de Iles generally appears as a dark chocolate brown, though iridescent shades of red and amber do come through. This is a smooth-flowing ink which likes to strut its stuff in a broad nib. All Herbin inks are pH neutral and non-toxic. They are water-based and therefore will run if wetted. The inks are light fast and only natural dyes are used. We recommend high quality paper with Herbin Ink.