In 1862 Francois Charbonnell, practicing chemist, started up a business manufacturing "inks and grounds for artistic printing" in premises located at Quai de Montebello in Paris. His inks have been the favored choice of European printmakers since 1862, and are still used in the great French ateliers where Picasso, Matisse, and Miro printed their work.
Intricate detail and subtle inflections come to life with Charbonnel inks. The top choice of the most exacting printmakers, Charbonnel inks feature pigments chosen for their low acidity and exceptional lightfastness. Blended with top-quality oils and carefully milled to ensure trouble-free printing, these are the inks of choice for exquisite, lasting works of art.