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 Scented Ink - Rose/Red (1oz)

$16.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Scented Ink - Rose/Red (1oz)

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J. Herbin Scented Ink - Rose/Red (1oz) are available for online and in-store purchase at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

$18.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

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

J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Emerald

$24.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Emerald

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J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Emerald are available for online and in-store purchase at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

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

Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique Ink Cartridges

$11.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique Ink Cartridges

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The Jacques Herbin Essentials Ambre de Baltique Ink Cartridge 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

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

J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

$23.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

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

Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance Bottled Ink - 50ml

$45.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance Bottled Ink - 50ml

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The Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

$23.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

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

J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Clear

$24.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Clear

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J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Clear are available for online and in-store purchase 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 "1670" Bleu Ocean (Blue Ocean) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Bleu Ocean (Blue Ocean) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin "1670" Gris Orage (Stormy Grey) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Gris Orage (Stormy Grey) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Vert Reseda - 30ml Bottled Ink

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Vert Reseda - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

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

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

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Bouton D'Or - 30ml Bottled Ink

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

Jacques Herbin Essentials Noir Abyssal Ink Cartridges

$11.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Noir Abyssal Ink Cartridges

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

Jacques Herbin Essentials Terre d'Ombre Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Terre d'Ombre Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

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

J. Herbin Scented Ink - Cacao (1oz)

$16.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Scented Ink - Cacao (1oz)

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J. Herbin Scented Ink - Cacao (1oz) are available for online and in-store purchase at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Scented Ink - Lavender/Blue (1oz)

$16.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Scented Ink - Lavender/Blue (1oz)

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J. Herbin Scented Ink - Lavender/Blue (1oz) are available for online and in-store purchase at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Violet

$24.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Violet

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J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Black

$24.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Black

DESCRIPTION

J. Herbin Glass Round Pen - Black are available for online and in-store purchase at Dromgoole's.

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

$34.00
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

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite (Red Hematite) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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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.

J. Herbin "1670" Caroube De Chypre (Carob from Cyprus) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Caroube De Chypre (Carob from Cyprus) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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