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J Herbin Pens and Inks

J Herbin
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J. Herbin fountain pen ink was founded in 1670 and is the oldest fountain pen ink brand in the world. The J. Herbin company first produced "l’Encre de la Tete Noire", followed by "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l’Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships). The J. Herbin company made ink for the King of France, Louis XIV, and a black ink exclusively of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables.

The J Herbin company remains mainly a family owned business and offers a wide selection of fine writing supplies including fountain pen ink, scented inks, and sealing waxes.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of J Herbin pens and inks.

Country: France

Customer Reviews

J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Bleu des Profondeurs is a deep, dark, professional blue. Its flow is excellent, and it has just a tiny bit of very subtle shading - just a little bit lighter in spots, but not dramatically so. There's something pleasant and calming about how it looks on the page. I'm definitely considering the larger bottle of this one - I think it would be well worth it. (As for the value of the 10 ml bottle...well, think of it as a 10 ml sample, and it's priced about right, I'd say.)
Robert
Corning, IA
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
This ink color was purchased for the Pineider Metropolis Fountain Pen that was bought at the same time.
I believe it was a good match.
I like to purchase an ink to go with a fountain pen, not that other inks won't find themselves in the pen.
This brand and color are top shelf.
Terence GF
Milwaukee, WI
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
Very pink and to my liking, it’s a lovely color. Small size means it runs out quickly, I also have a bottle of the color.
Helena
San Francisco, CA
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Rouge Grenant is the color I bought. Nice pigmented red. No complaints
Escher
Chapel Hill, NC
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
I have yet to purchase a J Herbin ink I don't like. So versatile. Colors always brilliant. Love it.
Escher
Chapel Hill, NC
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J Herbin Blotter Sheets
I use these little blotter sheets all the time - when I’m sampling inks, to blot wet inks when writing, and to leave in my journals or notebooks to absorb ink after writing. Good value for great little tool.
Griffin
Portland, OR
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
This was my 1st Herbin glass dip pen. It is lovely! It is true to color in the photo - a pale peach. It arrives in a well-padded, and very sturdy, presentation box. The pen has some weight to it, and is more comfortable to write with than another glass pen I own. I was surprised to find a 1"-square piece of fine-grit sandpaper in the box, up near the writing tip. That was a bonus, and I appreciate them tucking it in to the boxes for future use. I used this pen to write out samples of probably 20+ inks last week, and found that it wrote nicely and went back to the clear tip with only one dip in a glass of water. Sadly, the last of the sample inks that I used, "DeAtramentis Document Fuchsia", has permanently stained the tip to a pale pink color. I miss the clear tip, but I'll still use it, as it is fun to write with. I find I write slower and more deliberate with it, and I just enjoy looking at it as I write. It really is a pretty pen. This pen would make a nice gift as it is well-made and boxed nicely.
Robyn
Apache Junction, AZ
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
These are really nice inks! Herbin Ambre de Birmanie, my first, finally an opportunity to reorder. Also ordered LI DE THE and ORANGE INDIEN. These two are fabulous!
Donald
Santa Barbara, CA
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
Very Nice Product
Devendra
CUTLER BAY, FL
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Great ink in a perfect bottle sized to try out many colours!
Nicole
Snohomish , WA
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J Herbin Smooth Frosted Glass

Lovely to look at, easy in the hand, writes exceptionally well & carries a sufficient fill to use with samples. Single drawback is no accompanying crafted storage to keep it safe.
S. Z.
Callicoon, NY
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Herbin "Lie de Thé" ink is a beautiful light golden brown with a hint of pearlescent sheen -- very understated. I was looking for an "antique dark yellow" and this comes very close (more "tea colored," as the name says). A nice ink that I will purchase again.
Onni
Newton, NJ
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Very nice
Michael
Chattanooga, TN
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J Herbin Sample(4ml)
This company is the best place to order ink samples from. They are usually the most inexpensive and you just can't beat their customer service. This ink is incredible. I am new to the hobby so wanted to get several samples. I have tested this ink in two pens so far. It flows so smoothly in the fine nib or the medium nib pens I have.
Cynthia
Hohenwald, TN
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J Herbin 1798(50ml)
I love the Jacques Herbin Shimmer inks. They're all stunning. I think I'm working my way into getting the entire 1798 & 1670 collection!
Roxie
Parker, CO
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J Herbin Smooth Frosted Glass
Perfect for sampling inks. Attractive and well balanced.
Michelle
Rapid City, SD
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
Ambre de Birmanie is an absolutely gorgeous functional yellow. The shading is phenomenal.
Audrey
Erie, PA
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
Like all Herbin cartridge inks, this is a colorful and free-flowing ink. Herbin cartridge inks are uniquely packaged.
William
San Antonio, TX
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Great stuff from J. Herbin, as always.
Bruce
TORONTO, ON
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
These glass pens are a *dream* to write with. They are also just the most gorgeous of the Herbin glass pen designs in my opinion. They catch light so beautifully! The only down side is if you're using an ink that's close in color to the glass handle, you might have find the best angle to be sure your nib is actually clean that isn't just the glass catching the color of the handle. I seriously did not know how nice writing with glass could be. These are very well designed with the nib grooves holding plenty of ink to keep you writing for a while without dipping--the height of dip pen technology!
Monica
Ann Arbor , MI
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
Herbin's 1670 Caroube de Chypre is a beautiful, rich chocolate brown with caramel highlights. It flows nicely. With too fine a nib, the caramel highlights are harder to see, but still there.
Michael
Crawfordsville, IN
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Love it!
Diane
Castle Hills, TX
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J Herbin 1798 Sample(4ml)
Just try this ink...serious shimmering, elegant green shades. Years come and Go and stills a must have. Write and use it, don't leave it sitting on your pen. A medium to clean if you use the right solution also sold by Pen Chalet . Some inks don't bring the sample option but Pen Chalet has always had those that I want to try first before getting a full ink bottle. Always screwed tightly so I never receive them with leaks instead perfectly secure, clean, well packed and fast delivery from Pen Chalet!
Monica
Las Vegas, NV
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Beautiful bottle and ink.
Sophia
Chula Vista, CA
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
Like the deepest, darkest, sparkling depths of a turquoise blue sea with a hint of red sheen. Nice shimmer and shading.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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