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

Even on the cold winter morning, 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…”


1981 | Start of business

Our founder, John, returned to his hometown Houtong ─ a village in 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 brand.  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 and put the most exquisite and unique designs 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, the 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 that 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 nature, new colors are regularly released every year, and the 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 lover; to enjoy the little world in hand, it’s about land, sea, and imagination... it’s an exclusively personal, fun experience with Laban pen and ink!


Take a look at the newly launched Skeleton Rainbow. That is to say, the luminous radiant rainbow-plated emits a colorful appearance under different light angles, an endless fantasy. 


Laban pays homage to the mountains and seas with this pen, inspired by Taiwan's northeast coast. With an image of the ocean between your fingers, you may be inspired to write reflections for a better self, and dreams you will bring to life. 



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

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

A pen is a tool. But, what we wrote, is the affection that modern technology cannot translate.

We believe in refilling our souls by writing. As entering our fifth decade, Laban has no doubts that everything is about the original intention.