Fountain Pen Inks

Fountain Pen Inks by J. Herbin

J. Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. M. Herbin created “The Jewel of Inks” in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700.

Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the very neutral pH of the inks. Each bottle of 30 ml/1 oz ink is elegantly labeled and has a pen rest. They are known as “D bottle pen inks.” The “D” refers to the old French unit of measure “la Demi Courtine.”


The Jewel of Inks (“La Perle des Encres”)

 Artwork created with Cafe Des Iles fountain pen ink

 by Elizabeth W. Schott,

  • 30 beautiful colors!
  • Non toxic and pH neutral
  • Lightfast
  • Water based
  • Flows smoothly and is fast drying
  • All natural dyes

Bottled Fountain Pen Ink

Each bottle of 30 ml has an integrated pen rest. They are known as “D bottle pen inks. The “D” refers to the old French unit of measure “la Demi Courtine”.

  • Ref. #H130/

100 ml Bottled Fountain Pen Ink

Available in six colors. Perle Noire /09; Eclat de Saphir /16; Bleu Nuit /19; Lie de The /44; Poussiere de Lune /48; Violette Pensee /77.

  • Ref. #H170/


Universal snap-in cartridges. (Fits all pens except Waterman, Sheaffer, Parker, Lamy, A.T. Cross, Pilot/Namiki, Sailor, Platinum, Aurora, Fultz and Nakaya) 6 cartridges are neatly and securely packed in a cylindrical metal tin.

  • Ref H201/
Fountain Pen Cartridges, Ref H201/

10 ml Bottled Fountain Pen Ink

Test new colors.Very handy when traveling.

  • Ref H115/
10 ml Bottled Fountain Pen Ink, Ref H115/

1670 Inks Collection

This collection was inspired by J. Herbin's 17th century travels to the Mughal Empire in India. Deep rich colors with golden sheen. Available in Rouge Hermatite, Ocean Blue, and Stormy Grey. Gift box with 50ml bottle.


"Forget Me Not" Heart Ink Bottle
A Knight's Last Words to His Beloved

An elegant and romantic gift by J. Herbin. The heart shaped 50 ml glass bottle is carefully packaged in a tin with matching color tissue paper and ribbon. Includes a leaftlet with the legend

  • Blue Ink, Ref H152/15
  • Red Ink, Ref H152/68
J. Herbin Calligraphy Supplies


These exquisitely charming inks, lightly scented and presented in elegant semi-frosted bottles, are perfect for fountain pens since they are naturally scented and do not contain pigments.

J. Herbin scented inks are made from floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets. The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents.

Fashioned with great care, scented inks are inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century. J. Herbin and other manufacturers used to collect different scents from the perfume industry and add them to their inks.

Known as “Les Subtiles” (The Subtle), each ink matches fragrance and color: bleu/parfum lavande/10; vert/parfum pomme/34; amber/parfum orange/41; rouge/parfum rose/68; and violet/parfum violette/77

  • Ref. H137 – 30 ml bottle
  • Ref. H120/02 – Sampling of 5 10 ml bottles


Traditional Rocker Style Blotter

  • Ref. #H250/00

J. Herbin Calligraphy Supplies

Blotting Sheet Pads

  • 10 sheets per pad
  • 3 ¼ x 1 7/8”
  • White sheets – Ref H255/00
  • Pink sheets – Ref H255/60

J. Herbin Calligraphy Supplies

Cleaning Solution

Convenient office or travel size

  • Ref H121/00

Cleaning Solution