I got this ink from a pen pal in a box of inks that he thought I may like. This ink like all the Diamine inks I have tried thus far was a stellar performer. Laid down a nice line, flowed and lubricated well and produced a rich colour.
I found this Green was a little to on the blue side for me and a little too bright. I have since parted ways with this ink but only for aesthetic reasons as it was fun to use but the colour just wasn’t to my liking.
Diamine Woodland Green
I have wanted to try J. Herbin’s Vert D’Empire for sometime and I finally got my grubby hands on a bottle a few weeks ago. Since getting the bottle it has been in my pen and used daily. I love this colour. It is dark enough for office use yet interesting enough for Journaling and correspondence.
This ink performs very well providing good lubrication and flow. The ink (like all the Herbin inks I have tried) is not overly saturated and shades nicely. The colour is very dark, almost greyish/black, when first layed on paper but dries to a great dark khaki/army green. Dry time and Smearing is average.
This is definitely an ink that I will keep stocked.
J. Herbin Vert D'Empire