The J. Herbin Scarlet Red is blood red ink Infused with gold sparkles and a green-gold sheen. It evokes the image of its namesake gemstone, Red Hematite, and is reminiscent of the colour of the Herbin sealing wax used in royal courts across Europe.
The ink is made and bottled in Paris and comes in a luxurious 50ml glass bottle, with wax caps and seals that are a tribute to Herbin's origins as a wax maker. The Herbin logo is engraved on the bottom of the bottle.
Scarlet Red is part of a collection of 8 inks that were first created in 2010 to celebrate J. Herbin's 340th anniversary, designed to represent the company's rich history. The anniversary inks are divided into two lines - the 1670 inks celebrate Herbin's founding, while the 1798 inks celebrate the year J. Herbin opened in Paris and expanded their ink production.
Founded in 1670, J. Herbin is one of the oldest names in formal ink production in the world. The company's history can be traced back to a French sailor named Jacques Herbin, who drew on the techniques and innovations found on his voyages to establish himself as a master wax maker, later expanding into the production of ink and fine stationery.