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Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa
Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:43
Unfortunately the scans is somewhat pale (I didn't manage to adjust them) so it looks like the ink/pens skips here and there, but that is actually not the case - this ink has a very good - if somewhat dryish - flow. I prefer inks that are on the dry side - maybe my pens are wet writers - to wettish/gushing inks. The nib creep with this ink is nonexistent.
The flower Scabiosa. The ink doesn't have this bright, more lilac colour, but it is a beautiful flower.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 14:13
But keep it out of sunlight, because it might fade.
Edited by saintsimon, 13 August 2009 - 14:15.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 17:54
Posted 13 August 2009 - 23:34
I like the color very much - and your Scabiosa
"...I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Anne Frank, "Diary" (14 years old)
Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:41
Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:49
Posted 17 August 2009 - 15:24
Thanks for the excellent review. I too like this unusual colour and the iron gall properties of non-feathering and quick drying. It is the only available non-blue or non-blackish colour among iron galls.
But keep it out of sunlight, because it might fade.
Thanks, SaintSimon - I had no idea that it is so prone to fading. When journalling that would usually not cause a problem - not that much sun exposure - but for other things it is good to know. This has quickly turned into a real fave. The colour is very good for margin notes and notes. It doesn't stand out from the paper like a red, but it is still easy to distinguish from black print, and also mute enough being a good note, journalling, letter writing ink. I'm very curious on their Salix ink which I hope to try soon. I must say that R&K shares the throne with Diamine right now.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 15:30
Can you test your ink's light-fastness? Just hang a written sample in the sunshine for a few days and see if any changes occur. If you have a bulletproof ink for comparison, write on the test page with that , too. I'd love to hear if the original finding was reproducible.
Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:09
I'm very curious on their Salix ink which I hope to try soon.
Salix is lovely; it is currently my favorite ink.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 19:48
Edited by Aysedasi, 09 October 2009 - 19:49.
Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:53
Posted 10 October 2009 - 16:09
How does this ink oxidize overtime compared to the traditional blue black iron gall inks. Does it become blacker, or a darker purple? I think part of the fun with iron gall inks is watching them oxidize so am very curious to know how Scabiosa oxidizes, thanks!
I've been waiting on doing a review (I've only had the ink a week) so I can see how it does. I'll post one soon.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 21:13
But I had a "potentially harmful software" notice pop up when I went to your site. What gives?
Edited by Robert Hughes, 13 October 2009 - 21:14.
~ Bernard Shaw.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:00
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:38
Posted 28 January 2010 - 14:38
R&K is not readily available here in the US but I like the colors. I am using the Alt Grun (sorry for no umlaut). It is a great color. the Sepia is, for my taste, one of the nicest 'sepias'. The Leipsiger Schwartz is also worth a look.
Posted 13 September 2013 - 23:57
Thank you for this review. I posted an informal review and quoted your pictures.
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