The Herbin company, manufacturer of sealing wax, was founded in 1670 during the reign of Louis XIV. It is also the oldest brand of ink in the world.
Jacques Herbin was a navigator and it is from one of his trips to India that he imported his shellac formula which earned him great fame in the kingdom.
Ink production began during the 1st Empire and Herbin inks were used by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Even today, Herbin inks and waxes are recognized and renowned around the world.