J. Herbin

The only information we have about L'Encre des Vaisseaux (The Ink of Ships) is that it was the first ink produced in J. Herbin's Paris workshop before 1700. 

J. Herbin was a sailor, probably familiar with the ink used aboard ships. The weather and the wet conditions on a sailing ship required an ink that was waterproof. Iron gall ink was the standard writing and drawing ink in Europe from about the 12th century to the 19th century. It remained in use into the 20th century. Good quality iron gall ink didn't fade in the light. It was indelible. This ink could be used with a quill, reed pen or brush.

J. Herbin made his own recipe of an iron gall ink. The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Perhaps another sailor made his way to J. Herbin's workshop, and convinced him to produce a ship's ink.

J. Herbin Calligraphy Black Ink 50ml

$13.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Calligraphy Black Ink 50ml

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Calligraphy Black Ink is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Orange Soleil Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Orange Soleil Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Orange Soleil is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1670" Emeraude de Chivor (Emerald of Chivor) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Emeraude de Chivor (Emerald of Chivor) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Bouton D'Or - 30ml Bottled Ink

$8.25
J. Herbin J. Herbin Bouton D'Or - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Bouton D'Or is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

$17.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Wax Stick is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1798" Kyanite Du Nepal (Nepal Kyanite) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1798" Kyanite Du Nepal (Nepal Kyanite) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Rouge Grenat 30ml Ink Bottle

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Rouge Grenat 30ml Ink Bottle

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Rouge Grenat is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral Ink Cartridges

$11.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral Ink Cartridges

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral Ink Cartridge is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Vert de Gris - 1 oz Bottled Ink

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Vert de Gris - 1 oz Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Vert de Gris Bottled Ink is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste de l'Oural (Amethyst of the Urals) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste de l'Oural (Amethyst of the Urals) -  50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The deep blue ink with a golden sheen recalls the sea voyages of J. Herbin to the Mughal Empire of India. In those days India was a primary supplier of indigo dye. Bleu Ocean takes its inspiration from those adventurous journeys.

J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite (Red Hematite) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite (Red Hematite) -  50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

With a dark red color and earthy tone, Rouge Hematite ink is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by members of the royal courts.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Noir Abyssal Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Noir Abyssal Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Noir Abyssal is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Violet Boréal Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Violet Boréal Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Violet Boreal is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe - 30ml Bottled Ink

$11.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Vert Empire - 30ml Bottled Ink

$11.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Vert Empire - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Vert Empire is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Terre De Feu 30ml Ink Bottle

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Terre De Feu 30ml Ink Bottle

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Terre De Feu is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

$22.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.