This inks principal component is the lacquer found in the Punjab region of India. J. Herbin began production of India ink in 1829.
J. Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. He created The Jewel of Inks" in his shop on the Rue des Fossess Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700.
J. Herbin India ink is made with a shellac type lacquer which when dried provides a nice shine. This ink has a great permanency of color which you can enjoy without worry due to the fast drying time.