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J. Herbin Pigmented Ink - Gold

$13.00 USD


The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor, of that name, produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and wet conditions associated with sailing a ship.

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.

The J. Herbin Pigmented Inks are particularly decorative inks with a high pigment content. They are particularly effective on dark coloured paper. Thick and opaque inks, they are NOT suitable for use in fountain pens, however are perfect for use with a glass dip pen or other dipping instruments. Glass dip pens available here.

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J. Herbin Pigmented Ink - Gold - Pure Pens
Pure Pens

J. Herbin Pigmented Ink - Gold

$13.00 USD

The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor, of that name, produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and wet conditions associated with sailing a ship.

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.

The J. Herbin Pigmented Inks are particularly decorative inks with a high pigment content. They are particularly effective on dark coloured paper. Thick and opaque inks, they are NOT suitable for use in fountain pens, however are perfect for use with a glass dip pen or other dipping instruments. Glass dip pens available here.

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