In the year 1700, M. Herbin created The "Jewel of Inks" in his little shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris. The J. Herbin brand is therefore the oldest name in fine pen inks in the world. J. Herbin inks are pH Neutral and are comprised of All Natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition and delicate balance of ingredients is the essence of any fine ink.
J. Herbin fountain pen inks are great for most writing instruments and are inspired by the rich, adventurous travels of J. Herbin who during the 17th century was a French sailor that brought formulas for sealing wax and ink back to Paris. The "1670" ink collection celebrates the 340th anniversary of J. Herbin. Each bottle of "1670" Anniversary Ink is exquisitely presented in a glass bottle that has been sealed in hand-dipped wax and contains 50ml of rich color that is infused with gold or silver flecks.
With a dark red color and earthy tone, "Rouge Hematite"is a reminder of the historic color of the J. Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by the members of the royal courts.The sealing wax on the bottle is reminiscent of the Herbin wax used for the grand cru wines of France.
The design on the box represents the life of J. Herbin a sailor. The ship anchor and palm tree represent navigation and discovery. The crown is a reference to the red sealing wax color used in the royal courts of Europe.