Herbin Ink

Founded in 1670 during the reign of Louis XIV, La Societe Herbin, Maitre Cirier a Paris, quickly established itself with a high-quality range of sealing wax and inks that have graced the desks of notable figures including Louis XIV, Coco Chanel, and Victor Hugo. The company's founder, J. Herbin, a seasoned sailor, brought back from India pioneering formulas that enhanced the adhesion and neatness of seals, contributing to the brand's acclaim throughout France. In the 19th century, Herbin expanded its offerings to include India Ink in 1829 and a bespoke black ink for Victor Hugo, further solidifying its reputation for excellence. Today, Herbin continues to produce a distinguished array of fountain pen and calligraphy inks, along with writing instruments and accessories, maintaining its legacy of quality and elegance while hand-finishing each bottle in Paris.