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Rohrer & Klingner Partial Iron-Gall Mix

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#1 yogalarva



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 18:15

Hello!  Here today with a quick overview of an ink mix I prepared yesterday morning.  On the R&K website they say that their inks can be mixed without any negative consequences (except for sepia), so I decided to give it a try with some Salix that I already had and some Verdura that I ordered a sample of just for this experiment.  They were mixed approximately 1:1, and the resulting color is a dark teal (ish).


R&K mix pre soak.jpeg


I did not do any color adjusting, but the scan appears pretty true to reality on my screen.  Also, forgive my bad handwriting - my new VP is being a pain in the butt and skipping on a lot of my downstrokes, which makes me fear that it has a case of baby bottom…

Anyway, I of course had to do a soak test as well.  I only let the page “cure” for a few hours, so I don’t know if the IG component would have darkened more if I left it overnight.  Still, what is left is readable, though not preferable:

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All in all, I really enjoy this color and I like that if it gets wet, it’s not a total loss.  This is my big reason for wanting water-resistant ink - so that if it gets spilled on all my writing doesn’t disappear, not because I enjoy writing in the rain.  :-P

Btw, the paper used for the writing sample is Staples 24lb bright white inkjet paper and all inks were bought with my own money and all opinions expressed above are my own.

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#2 Marie89


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:16

What a lovely color! I think I may have to get a sample of each of these to try it myself. Also, the water resistance is a huge plus. I think you're right that it may have been slightly more waterproof if left to oxidize longer. Thanks for sharing this!  :D

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