Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world, dating back to 1700 when Herbin opened a small boutique in Saint-Germain, Paris. These inks are among the best in the world. From Napoleon Bonaparte to Victor Hugo and Coco Chanel, Herbin inks and sealing waxes have been used by conquerors, novelists, designers and dignitaries for over 300 years. Today, their vibrant colours and long-lasting pigments ensure Herbin continues to be the foremost choice of ink for calligraphy writers and fountain pen users around the globe.
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.
1798 inks contain silver particles to add shimmer. Shake the bottle before filling your pen, or roll your pen between your hands before writing to ensure that the particles haven't settled.
Kyanite of Nepal (Kyanite du Népal)
Carnelian of Egypt (Cornaline d'Egypte)
Ural Mountain Amethyst (Amethyste De L'Oural)