Premium Ink from a Venerable Ink Maker
Writing with ink and pen is much more than just writing, it gives body and color to our thoughts.
Gris de Houle is a dark, deep and dense grey evoking the strong wave surges of a storm. Thanks to its unique hue and its great character, Gris de Houle is an elegant and seducing ink, perfect for a rare and subtle harmony.
This ink is for pens, never mix this ink with another. Before filling ink pot or fountain pen, rinse thoroughly. For best results, shake the bottle well before filling your writing instrument. If your pen is inactive for a while, we recommend you might want to empty and clean it.
- For fountain pens
- 50 ml bottle
- All natural pigments
- Square glass bottle with screw top
- Made in France
- Also available in universal cartridges
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Established in Paris in 1670 —when King Louis XIV was 32 years old— the Maison HERBIN initially specialised in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India.
In 1798 the Maison changed tack and put its faith in the future: whilst continuing to produce wax and engage in the paper and color (pigments) trade, it launched production of its own writing ink on the initiative of JACQUES HERBIN, member of the fourth generation.
Over the years, voyages, and successive buyouts, the product range expanded, innovations were introduced, and trademarks registered. During this period, additions included Encre violette (Violet ink, used in schools of the French Third Republic), Perle des Encres (Pearl of inks), and Encre des Voyageurs (Travellers’ ink). These developments resulted in the Maison winning numerous awards in the days of the great industry exhibitions, in London and Paris.