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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

Bottled Ink(10ml)
I really like this ink. Originally bought a small bottle but will almost certainly get a bottle in larger size. Writing in a Leuchtturm 1917 journal, it lays down a violet color (clearly has red in the mix) but dries a bit more on the blue side, but still a lovely, lovely purple. Not too wet in a Pilot Custom 74 fine. This will be a go-to color for me in the future.
Susan
Massena, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Cartridge(6pk)
I was so happy to find Pen Chalet. I had successfully used J. Herbin cartridges with my fountain pen a few years ago. When I ran out of the cartridges, I turned to a brand that should have worked with my fountain pen since both the pen and ink cartridges were purchased from the same company. They did not work, however; the cartridges would not stay in place. The company would not recommend any ink cartridges other than their own brand. Fortunately I kept the tin in which the J. Herbin cartridges came in and did a search for them. Pen Chalet was the top of my Google list and I was so happy to see how inexpensive the cartridges were as well as the wide variety of beautiful colors. The cartridges work perfectly with my pen and I expect to spend many happy hours writing with it. I also appreciate the prompt delivery and appropriate packaging of my purchase.
Marie
Tallahassee, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(100ml)
My go to ink. It is not to colorful to use as a signature, it is a bit wet though.
David
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Marbleized Glass
Very useful for testing inks before loading pens.
Jesus
Mesa, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(10ml)
I have heard good things about this line of ink products and I was not disappointed...
Dona
Butler, PA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Blotter Sheets
Get the job done
Sunny
Arden Hills, MN
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Rocker Blotter
Get the job done. Not inexpensive
Sunny
Arden Hills, MN
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Spiral Glass
I love it
Sunny
Arden Hills, MN
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Spiral Glass
Very happy with this pen. J herbin is high quality manufacturer overall. I would recommend this dip pen to anyone looking to write frequently with one. I would categorize the nib size as medium to Broad.
Myriah
Chesterfield, VA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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Smooth Frosted Glass
I have never written with a glass dip pen, so this became a relatively inexpensive experiment. It has a bit more tooth than I prefer, but I look forward to taking the time to use this extensively in the future!
Edward
Jacksonville, FL
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
I am a fan of Herbin inks. They are vibrant and write well no matter which pen I use. This Vert Pre-color is beautiful, although a bit light for my everyday use.

It looks like a highlighter. Very light, bright green with a strong yellow tint. Almost disappears on a yellow legal tablet. Best on a bright white paper. I will probably mix in a drop or two of Herbin Lierre Sauvage just to darken it a bit. Hats off to Pen Chalet for quality products, good service, good shipping threshold, and a great breadth of product selection.
Edward
Jacksonville, FL
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
I love the color of this ink and the quality from a very experienced ink maker.
Katherine
Penn Valley, CA
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
Rouge Grenat is a beautiful red color, but dries a bit darker on high quality paper. Vert De Gris is a pretty, muted green, almost teal color. All of the Herbin inks are well-behaved in all of my pens.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(10ml)
Pretty colors, well-behaved inks. Tiny bottles great for on-the-go
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glue Gun
Great stuff.
shahar
tel aviv, ISRAEL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(10ml)
Great olive color working great in an eyedropper.
Michael
HOBART, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
gorgeous color!
blanche
okmulgee, OK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(10ml)
I enjoy matching inks to pens, and Blue Calanque is beautiful with the turquoise Conklin Durograph. J Herbin inks are wet and shade well, too. It's also nice to try a small size before committing to a larger bottle.
blanche
okmulgee, OK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
The Bleu calanque is a beautiful blue/turquoise. Matches the Platinum Procyon turquoise pen perfectly! Really enjoy this ink, that pen and shopping at Pen Chalet!!!
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Supple
Great sealing wax. People love getting correspondence with the seals.
Vicki
Winston, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Smooth Frosted Glass
it is glass. easy to clean. easy to see how the ink looks when used for writing.
William
Bowie, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Brass Letter Seal
If you like sealing your letter's this is for you!
Vicki
Winston, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Cartridge(6pk)
One of the iconic ink colors, PdL is a muted dark purple that is very easy on the eyes and such a rich yet subdued color that it can fit into nearly any writing setting you can imagine. Not too lubricated, not too dry, and thus a rather well-behaved ink across nibs and types of paper you can use with it. This is NOT the ink for someone looking for shade and sheen. This is a WRITING ink, and it shows.

I wouldn't use it for super-formal writing, but everything else? It will definitely work. It's especially ideal for prolonged writing tasks, because it won't tire your eyes while writing with it--and it won't tire out the eyes of anyone reading what you've written, either. You can read pages and pages of anything written in PdL and not feel a twinge of eye strain. It's also a surprisingly versatile ink for drawing and art washes, too, and it can surprise with the complexities of color that can come out from adding a little (or a lot) of water.

I bought the cartridges because I wanted to try it, but didn't have any spare converters at the time. As soon as I put it in the pen i could use it in, I fell in love with it. Now I'll get the 100 ml bottle of it, because I love it that much. This is one of those inks that doesn't sit unused in your collection, but is constantly in one pen or another. That is the sign of a great ink.
Laurie
San Antonio, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Ink(100ml)
This is a beautiful ink by J. Herbin and my 'go to' for use in my Waterman Amber Carene with Stub nib, creating lovely style and colour. The 100ml bottle enables me to refill my more aesthetically pleasing but smaller glass bottle for pride of place on my desk at an economical price.
Phillip
Mill Park, VIC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Smooth Frosted Glass
Great glass pen! I use it to test inks and being a FP newbie, it helped a lot to get a grasp on ink. It is a bit thin to hold, and I always get ink on the "ball" part since I use it to dip straight into the sample vials. Might be best to pour into a wider dish/tin to get the ink if you rather not get ink all over your fingers.
Annie
Olney, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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