“John swims on the northeast coast of Taiwan every morning.

during one cold winter wind, he took off his shirt, dove into the water, and made two trips to complete a goal of one kilometer.

The ocean was unpredictable; sometimes huge schools of fish swam with him, and sometimes he got stung by jellyfish. but he kept breathing; kept moving forward forward…”


1981 | Start of business

Our founder, John, returned to his hometown Houtong ─ a village in the northeast Taiwan ─ to establish the Laban pen factory with his brother.
At the beginning of Laban's founding, John and his team built a stable foundation by applying OEM manufacturing to make high-quality silver-plated and rhodium-plated writing instruments.

1993 | Built solid foundation

Created the special hollow carving technique, and launched the filigree series. Laban became recognized as one of the foremost OEM suppliers and a world-famous pen brands.  eventually, john started pursuing his dream ─ to own a brand instead of OEM.

1997 | Global Partnership 

LABAN built a collaborative partnership with Musei del Vaticano to provide high-quality gift pens, put the most exquisite and unique design in religious culture into concrete practice.

2004 | Dragon Pen

The pen cap presents a three-dimensional appearance of an Asian dragon while the pen body, which is precision carved, reveals outstanding craftsmanship. The pen is offered in three different versions: silver, silver gold-plated and 22K pure gold. The dragon pen is Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

  • In 2004, the limited-edition dragon pen was awarded the best writing instrument by Lewis & Clark, royal academy of arts in the UK.

2009 | Pope in Israel

In 2009, the then pope, Benedict xvi, visited Israel. after a meeting with religious organizations in Notre Dame Cathedral in Jerusalem, the solemn occasion concluded with the pope leaving his signature using a commemorative Laban antique silver fountain pen.

We shall remember what he said during this visit: “You are showing your faith daily…in love and care. For society, culture, our world, and for all those who live in this land.”

2011 | Lacquer Mento Fountain Pen

A pen style developed using traditional lacquer art. Each Mento uses German hard rubber as its base, which is then hand-painted with patterns by an experienced master. Applications of ten layers of lacquer paint are applied and then finely polished. Finally, the pen is augmented with rhodium-plated trim.

  • Won the Pen World Reader's Choice Award


2012 | Apollo Fountain Pen

Made of an exquisite metal material which highlights engraved textured geometric patterns which have been embellished with diamonds. The design evolved to become synonymous with the Laban Galileo series.

  • Selected for the June edition cover of the industry-renowned magazine pen world

2016 | Laban 325 Fountain Pen series

Lightweight acrylic resin has become the mainstream choice in the pen industry. Kept our classic pen shape design, and focused on color mixing technique, Laban created the abstract art and colorful pearlescent series.

Inspired by natural, new color are regularly released every year, and 325 series is made into a classic pen with modern characteristics.


2017 | Antique’II Brass Fountain Pen

Reproduce the design of the signing pen used by Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican in 2009. "Classical is the new modern", the minimalist style and geometric lines, created the brass pen most favored by young people, now everyone could find their favorite in Laban Pen.

2020 | Greek Mythology Fountain Pen Ink

According to the artful idea ─ the Greek gods ─ we provide a five-color ink series. Enrich the desk of every stationery lovers; to enjoy the little world in hand, it’s about land, sea, and imagination... it’s an exclusive personal, fun experience with Laban pen and ink!




Laban has been advancing steadily in the rise and fall of the pen industry. Mastering the technique of pen-making, from classical Raden to modern acrylic resin, no matter how much stationery was developed, we must return to a simple thing: the original intention.

The intention of making a pen, it is close to the palm of the writer. The intention of using a pen, it is created to conveying the thoughts.

A pen is a tool, but what is written is the affection that modern technology cannot translate. Refill your soul by writing. At forty had no doubts. It’s all about the original intention.