Havane – L’Artisan Pastellier

L’Artisan Pastellier is french ink / calligraphy materials producers. They offer two lines of inks suitable for fountain pens: Callifolio (inks made for fountain pens, neutral PH and so on) and Encres Classiques.


L’Artisan Pastellier inks don’t get much love or attention here. I understand this as they’re not easily obtainable. You may buy them directly from the producer’s on-line/stationery boutique.

L’Artisan Pastellier inks cab be bought in nice triangular glass bottles (40 ml), packs alu (60 ml) and small bottles (30 ml). The 36 colors are:

  1. Anahuac
  2. Bleu Atlantique
  3. Bleu Azur
  4. Bleu Equinoxe 5
  5. Bleu Equinoxe 6
  6. Bleu Mediterrannee
  7. Bleu Pacifique
  8. Baikal
  9. Bosphore
  10. Botany bay
  11. Cannelle
  12. Grenat
  13. Gris de Payne
  14. Havane
  15. Heure Doree
  16. Inca Sol
  17. Inti
  18. Itzamna
  19. Noir
  20. Oconto
  21. Olivastre
  22. Omi Osun
  23. Sepia
  24. Teodora
  25. Violet


Let’s start with the name – Havane is the capital of Cuba.

The ink itself looks pleasant but lacks character. It’s watery (but in good meaning – like J. Herbin inks that I really enjoy), averegely saturated and it lacks lubrication. In wet pens it will shade nicely and in a rch way. Personally I’m not that keen on the color but this ink is safe and well behaved.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Color ID

Color range

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Lyreco Budget 60 mgsm, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib


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