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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 2022

  • Herbin has now become Jacques Herbin, with the previously named “Jacques Herbin” brand becoming the prestige collection of products. There will be new packaging rolled out on these products throughout 2022.
  • New pack sizes for Nibs in the Brause collection: 3, 15 and 50.
  • A new colour in the 350th Range, along with new bottle sizes.
  • New colours in the writing inks range: Diabolo Menthe (Mint Green) and Lierre Sauvage (Leaf Green).
  • Lemon Scented Ink added to the scented ink collection.
  • Plastiline is now its own brand, and no longer falls under the Jacques Herbin brand.

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.