J Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world, dating back to 1700 when Herbin opened a small boutique in Saint-Germain, Paris. These inks are among the best in the world. They run fairly quickly but with high-quality paper, drying time and feathering are never an issue. The colours are iridescent, complex and reveal new hues and tones when matched with different nib grades and paper. This is the secret to making your handwriting as individual as your voice. The 30ml glass bottles are lovely: thick, squat and sturdy. It’s also available in cartridges and as a themed sampler. For J Herbin sealing wax, see our Wax Seal Shop.