Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Ink Set
5 Special Colours 'Les Perles Des Encres'
Perle Noire, Bleu Myosotis, Rouge Caroubier, Vert Reseda & Violette Pensee
5x 10ml Glass Bottles each with Wax Herbin Seals
Limited Edition Inks for Fountain Pens
350 Years of Jacques Herbin
Herbin started producing ink in 1670, making ink for King Louis XIV, the Sun King (or Le Roi Soleil) and other important French figures such as Victor Hugo (author of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables").
This special anniversary set contains the original 5 colours of Les Perles des Encres: Perle Noire, Bleu Myosotis, Rouge Caroubier, Vert Reseda and Violette Pensee, and commemorates 350 years of Herbin.
Each glass bottle contains 10ml of ink and features a vintage label and a wax-covered cap.
Herbin inks have long been a favourite of many fountain pen connoisseurs. Besides their wide range of colours, these inks are especially popular due to the use of entirely natural dyes. The use of these dyes mean that these inks are of a neutral pH (non-acidic), fast-drying and lightfast. Suitable for fountain pens, dip pens and brushes
We recommend cleaning your pens between fills, just to make sure any residue is clear.
To get the most of the "shimmer" effect, shake the bottle well before use.
Jacques Herbin: A Brief History
The oldest name in ink production worldwide, J. Herbin was established in 1670 creating inks and sealing waxes for many famous French figures including King Louis XIV and Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor Jacques Herbin produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and damp climate of ship's cabins.
The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Today Jacques Herbin are one of the most highly regarded producers of fountain pen ink in the world.