Centuries of history

Founded in Paris in the 17th century, the Maison Herbin expanded from vibrant sealing wax to produce their signature inks. Adopted as the standard in schools of the French Third Republic, and prized both at home and abroad, that decision was the start of a tradition that continues today.

The possibilities of pigment

Winning prizes both at home and abroad, Jacques Herbin inks made an immediate impact in the 18th century. Their centuries of experience mean that the French maison are still class-leaders, delivering ink with vibrant colour and gorgeous feel after generations.