J. Herbin inks have origins that date all the way back to 1670s Pairs. Herbin developed new inks for the changing times of writing, as quills fell by the wayside and steel pen nibs became used by most. Herbin even developed a special black ink just for Victor Hugo, one of the greatest French writers. Today, Herbin produces a beautiful range of fountain pen and calligraphy inks as well as writing instruments and accessories. We love their 1670 Anniversary ink for any writing project that demands glamour.