Calligraphy Ink - J. Herbin Authentic Ink Black

Calligraphy Ink - J. Herbin Authentic Ink Black

$14.00


J. Herbin's Authentic Ink (Encre Authentique), is also known as “Lawyers’ Ink.” This intense black ink was used by French notaries to write official acts. It contains Campeche wood tannin for exceptional preservation. Lettering done with this ink is said to be legible for 300 years.

The company that makes this ink should know if their ink lasts 300 years, they were established in 1670. This exceptional calligraphy and dip pen ink was formulated by French ink manufacturer, J. Herbin and is made in France.

This listing is for:
• One (1) 30 mL Glass Bottle of Ink

This J. Herbin ink is known for its exceptional qualities. They were the ink supplier for the court of King Louis XIV (The Sun King) of France. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables" author Victor Hugo penned his masterpieces with this ink.

This ink is water-based and is intended for use with dip pens, reed pens, and brushes.

NOT FOR USE IN FOUNTAIN PENS!

If you're looking for colored inks, please peruse the Inks section of our Arcane Objects Etsy Shop! We offer more than 25 different ink colors and varieties for both dip pens, (calligraphy) and fountain pens.

Props and pens are not included - you are purchasing the bottle of ink only.

We cannot accept returns or exchanges on art materials like this. If there is something wrong with the item or your order is incorrect, please contact us - we'd be happy to help! Please refer to our shop FAQs before ordering.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 12 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 14 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 14 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 14 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 2 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship. Smaller items ship via USPS Priority mail which is 1 to 3 days delivery to the U.S. We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California. For example, if you order an item over the weekend, it will ship out via USPS Priority Mail on the following Monday. If you live on the East Coast that is three days for delivery. The earliest you would receive your item is on Thursday, possibly Friday.

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