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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 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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J Herbin Bottled Ink(100ml)
The Eclat de Saphir (sp?) was the first ink I purchased nearly a half century ago - AND still do! Fabulous quality, beautiful color and ease of cleaning but also has nice shading. Still a favorite blue and I always buy the large bottle, to refill the smaller preferred glass bottles, as it is always in at least two of my pens. The Violette Pensee is another favorite with the same qualities.
Lori
Hayward, CA
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
I purchased Ambre De Birmanie and the Violette Pensee. J. Herbin ink cartridges work well in my fountain pens. The ink flows smoothly and the color is vivid. The packaging is unique as well.
William
San Antonio, TX
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J Herbin Sample(4ml)
This is a lighter gray ink. I have yet to decide if I like it - there does not seem to be much contrast between the ink and the page, which may make reading challenging for some. But the ink flows so well!
Nelson
Vancouver, BC
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
My go to brown of all browns.
Andy
Vancouver, BC
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
This ink is an integral part of my writing set. Originally purchased for a Recife fountain pen which I purchased in France. Love the palette that this product provides.
eleanor
Clovis, CA
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
Probably one of the most enjoyable inks available at any price. I will say that it's important to use the pen that is running on this ink daily,if possible. I had my Edson filled with this ink and a situation came up where fountain pens were not only discouraged,they were strictly forbidden; consequently, the Edson sat unused for several days. Upon my return I was alarmed to find that the shimmer had clogged up the pen, preventing any ink from flowing. More than a little upset with myself for my wanton disregard for the care of a cherished pen, I soaked the nib overnight and all was well.
Alan W.
Oakland, CA
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J Herbin Transparent
nice pen
chris
Nortonville, KY
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
Gorgeous shimmering ink! I love the J. Herbin ink. It is very smooth and never a problem starting.
Cindy
Murrells Inlet, SC
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