J. Herbin inks have to be some of my favorite fountain pen inks available. J. Herbin inks come in 30 beautiful colors. Currently, I have ten of the J. Herbin Inks. I have purchased a few of these, but most have come directly to me from Karen Doherty. Exaclair, is the US distributor for J. Herbin Inks… [Please note, in no way does receiving these inks to test, inhibit the neutrality of the reviews.] Thanks again for the inks Karen!
J. Herbin Inks:
Perle Noire – Review Coming Soon!
Bleu Azur – J. Herbin Bleu Azur Ink Review
Bleu Pervenche – J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche Ink Review
Eclat De Saphir – J. Herbin Eclat De Saphir Ink Review
Vert Pre – J. Herbin Vert Pre Ink Review
Vert Olive – J. Herbin Vert Olive Ink Review
Vert Empire – Review Coming Soon!
Ambre De Birmanie – J. Herbin Ambre De Birmanie Ink Review
Lie De The
Cacao Du Bresil – Review Coming Soon!
Cafe Des Iles
Terre De Feu
Poussiere De Lune
Rose Cyclamen – J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen Ink Review
Larme De Cassis – J. Herbin Larmes De Cassis Ink Review
As I get more of the J. Herbin inks, I will continue to review the inks. Again, thanks goes out to Exaclair for the opportunity to review these amazing inks.
J Herbin was established in 1670, when Louis XIV, the Sun King, was 32 years old.
M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.
J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world.
By 1700, the company was producing “l’Encre de la Tete Noire,” followed by “Perle des Encres,” (The Jewel of Inks) and “l’Encre des Vaisseaux” (The Ink of Ships).
J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. These formulas still reside in our company archives in Paris.