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J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink, Perle Noire, Cartridges


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J. Herbin is the world's oldest brand of fountain pen ink, with roots in 17th century Paris. The modern J. Herbin "Perle des Encres," or "Jewel of Inks," is perfect for use in all fountain pens, dip pens, and brushes. Browse all the colors and formats below:

Perle Noire, 10 mL
Perle Noire, 30 mL
Perle Noire, Cartridges
Rouge Opera, 30 mL
Rouge Opera, Cartridges
Rouge Caroubier, 10 mL
Rouge Caroubier, 30 mL
Rouge Caroubier, Cartridges
Ambre de Birmanie, 10 mL
Ambre de Birmanie, 30 mL
Lierre Sauvage, 10 mL
Lierre Sauvage, 30 mL
Bleu Pervenche, 10 mL
Bleu Pervenche, 30 mL
Bleu Pervenche, Cartridges
Eclat de Saphir, 30 mL
Eclat de Saphir, Cartridges
Violette Pensée, 10 mL
Violette Pensée, 30 mL
Violette Pensée, Cartridges
Café des Îles, 10 mL


J. Herbin is the world's oldest brand of pen inks, tracing its roots to the 17th century sailor Jacques Herbin. The original Herbin brought ink and sealing wax recipes from India to Paris, and his descendants built a manufacturing company renowned throughout France. The original "Perle des Encres," or "Jewel of Inks," was introduced in 1700, and Herbin inks have been popular with writers ever since.

Today, J. Herbin's signature line of inks is optimized for use in fountain pens, with a low-viscosity, highly saturated formula that produces brilliant color and a reliable line. The water-based formula uses all natural dyes and has a neutral pH. Use it with confidence in any fountain pen, or with your favorite dip pen or brush.

These International Short cartridges fit most fountain pens, including all fountain pens made by Kaweco. Please check your pen's instructions for compatibility.

Available in 30 mL inkwells, 10 mL glass vials, and international short cartridges in a wide variety of colors. Open the color options tab to see our current range of J. Herbin inks.

Six cartridges in a small metal tin. Made in France.



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If there's a problem with your order, please contact our customer service team at If your order is damaged or defective, we will send you a prepaid return label and replace the item immediately. If you change your mind about an order, you can ship it back to us in new condition for a refund or exchange. However, if there is no error on our part, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for return shipping. The deadline for all returns is 30 days from the delivery date. All clearance items, including our famous Mystery Box, are final sale.


We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.


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J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink, Perle Noire, Cartridges

J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink, Perle Noire, Cartridges