J. Herbin was established in 1670, when Louis XIV,
the Sun King, was 32 years old.
Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to
India he brought back to Paris formulas for
manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer
formula improved the quality of the seals in
adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous
throughout the kingdom.
J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production
in the world.
By 1700, the company was producing "l'Encre de la
Tete Noire" followed by "Perle des Encres" (Jewel of
Inks) and "l'Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of
300 years later, Jewel of Inks is produced in 30
beautiful colors and a lot of other wonderful inks
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