The 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. While he was in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, he made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks.
To celebrate the 340th anniversary of the founding of Herbin, we introduced a new color, “Rouge Hematite,” especially made for this event.
With a dark red color and earthy tone, Rouge Hematite ink is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by members of the royal courts.
The sealing wax on the bottle is reminiscent of the Herbin wax used for the “grand cru” wines of France.
The design on the box represents the life of Herbin. The ship, anchor and palm tree represent navigation and discovery. The crown is a reference to the red sealing wax used by the royal court.
- 50 ml glass bottle
- hand-dipped wax cap
- red color
- Note: this ink is not fast-drying
Herbin Rouge Hematite is a bright red/pink shimmer ink with a greenish sheen and gold shimmer. The ink takes very long to dry and has low water resistance. There is no feathering, medium show-through, low bleeding, no shading, high green sheen, and a gold shimmer. Shimmer does not stay in suspension long. Before purchasing shimmer inks, ensure that you know how they work as they are different to regular inks.