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Jacques Herbin

A tradition dating back 350 years

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 a Mr. Jacques Herbin, was created in 1670. It is from 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.

Jacques Herbin has forged specialities over the years: Writing, drawing and calligraphy inks, and decorating wax.

Products which previously went under the “Jacques Herbin” name before 2022 are now considered the Jacques Herbin Prestige collection, you can find more details on this further down the page.

Products from this brand are advised to be paired with calligraphy products from Brause, and social correspondence from G.Lalo.

New for 2023

  • Luminous and miscible watercolour inks now available in 70 colours
  • Eclat inks are now available in a metal display stand
  • French writers set and Jacques HERBIN cuvee set released
  • Violet Imperial launched
  • Straight glass pens are available in four colours
  • New engraved seals such as the Reindeer, Blank, Santa Claus, Snowflake and many more

Product Overview

Jacques Herbin is the prestige collection of the Jacques Herbin brand is an exceptional and prestigious range of premium inks and exquisite stationery products.  Established in Paris in 1670, the Maison Herbin initially specialised in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade. In 1798 the Maison changed tack and put its faith in the future, launching production of its own writing ink.

This collection is still designed in France exclusively for luxury retailers and specialist boutiques. A highly-sought after portfolio of products, Jacques Herbin provides only the finest inks and materials, including the 1670 and 1798 anniversary ink collections.