Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks. "La Perle des Encres" (The Jewel of Inks") was created in 1700. "L'Encre des Vaisseaux" ("Ship's Ink") was produced at an unknown date before then.
The original J. Herbin was a sailor. From his many journeys to India he returned to Paris carrying formulas for sealing wax and inks.
Generations of remarkable people, from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel, have used Herbin sealing waxes. Herbin even developed a special black ink just for Victor Hugo, one of the greatest French writers.
Today, Herbin produces a range of beautiful fountain pen and calligraphy inks, writing instruments, gift sets and accessories. Herbin inks are made in France, and the finishing touches on the bottles are still done by hand in Paris.
Explore our collection of J. Herbin calligraphy sets, inks and pens beginning with J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball pen. An excellent everyday writing instrument that allows you to write in an array of refillable fountain pen colors. Choose the ink that suits you best!
We also carry a range of inks including the “Amethyste De L’Oural” (Ural Mountain Amethyst) - the first ink in the new Jacques Herbin 1798 Inks Collection. 1798 commemorates a special year in the history of Herbin, and a turning point in the history of France.“Amethyste” is a deep rich purple in the velvety hue of a rare gemstone. A silver mist provides a lustrous shimmering effect.