• 1981

    LABAN since 1981
    LABAN Pen Corporation was founded in 1981, when John Hu partnered with his brother Charles to build their own manufacturing plant with the goal of producing the highest quality Silver and Rhodium-plated writing instruments. With the 1993 introduction of its Filigree line of metal overlay pens utilizing a specialized etching process; LABAN had established itself as a major international manufacture.

  • 1997

    Vatican Museum Pen
    LABAN is proud to produce designs for special private labeling needs. From 1997 to 1999, the company was selected to be the exclusive manufacture of the Vatican Museum line of pens, producing the Museum’s stunning and unique designs.

  • 2004

    Dragon Pen
    The first dragon pen introduced in 2004 featured a three-dimensional dragon’s head as the cap and an elaborately sculpted barrel. The 1,000 pieces limited edition included Sterling and Gold-plated finished as well as twenty two solid 22 karat gold fountain pens.

    It was awarded Lewis & Clarke Award for Best Writing Instrument of 2004 from the Royal Academy of Arts of the United Kingdom. This prestigious honor recognizes the talented efforts of the LABAN Pen Corporation in its creation of the luxurious Dragon fountain pen.

  • 2009

    Popr Benedict XVI writes with a Laban!
    DATE: MAY 11th, 2009
    POPE: Benedict XVI

  • 2011

    Hand-painted Kaiser Series
    LABAN Kaiser Series presents hand painted art to empower your writing. Each pen is painted by hand- a process that takes 8-10 hours to complete, followed by ten layers of lacquer and an hour polishing. Highly polished Italian resin with Rhodium-plated trim. The engraved clip and bands add an elegant touch. It won “Best Fashion Pen” of 2011 Reader’s Choice Award in Pen World Magazine.

  • 2012

    30th Anniversary
    Launch in 2011 to celebrate Laban’s 30th anniversary. The pen industry faces tremendous challenges from a changing culture. LABAN’s goal for the future is not to pursue a volume business, but to make unique pens that reflect traditional handcraft and value of natural.