Jacques Herbin brand was created in Paris, with its ink and sealing wax lines being known and widely sold internationally. The company, originally a manufacturer of sealing wax founded by Mr. Jacques Herbin, was created in 1670.
Jacques Herbin has forged specialties over the years: Writing, drawing and calligraphy inks, and decorating wax.
“La Perle des Encres” (The Jewel of Inks”) was created in 1700. “L’Encre des Vaisseaux” (“Ship’s Ink”) was produced at an unknown date before then. It is during his travels in India that the founder imported his first formula of shellac which allowed him to advance the quality of his seals, in adherence and finesse, and to acquire a professional reputation. In 1798, he went on to create his famous line of writing inks.
Herbin continued to develop new inks in the 19th century. They began production of India Ink (also known as Chinese Ink) in 1829. Their violet ink was the everyday color used by students during the Third Republic (1870-1940). Herbin even developed a special black ink just for Victor Hugo, one of the greatest French writers.
Today, Herbin produces a range of beautiful fountain pens and calligraphy inks, writing instruments, gift sets, and accessories. Herbin inks are made in France, and the finishing touches on the bottles are still done by hand in Paris.
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