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Inks That Work: Rohrer & Klingner Salix And Scabiosa

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#1 Segel

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 13:26

I have enjoyed experimenting with inks, but this year I find myself using the two R&K iron gall inks (Salix and Scabiosa) more than any others.  I like the appearance and free-flowing characteristics of other inks more, but after losing writing that really mattered to me when a notebook became wet, waterproofness has become a primary concern.  R&K Salix and Scabiosa are distinctive colors, yet still acceptable for work correspondence.  They shade well, flow a bit dryly but without fuss or bother and dry to a dark, chalky hue that is easy on the eye upon re-reading. Best of all, your writing survives water spills and rain showers. Two inks that work, at least for me.



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#2 Tas

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 13:34

I love them.

 

Only recently took the plunge and bought a bottle of each but they are amongst my favourites too.



#3 BlotBot

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 13:42

I like the iron gall formulations for work as well.  My current favorite is Aristotle from Organics Studio.  It is a very nice blue-green color.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 14:29

Those two are among my favorites, as well.  



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 15:26

Salix & Scabiosa get my vote on many counts. 

 

It was R&K Salix that introduced me to ferrogallic inks.  I appreciate its well behaved characteristics & that Salix remains a fairly light blue/black when it's cured.

Just bought a back-up bottle of Scabiosa, as my first bottle of it is almost finished.  I love the shading of this dusty purple IG ink.

For darker shades of blue/black, I reach for Akkerman #10,  Diamine Registrar's or the (discontinued) MBMB.

 

Enjoy.

 


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 15:29

Salix & Scabiosa get my vote on many counts. 

 

It was R&K Salix that introduced me to ferrogallic inks.  I appreciate its well behaved characteristics & that Salix remains a fairly light blue/black when it's cured.

Just bought a back-up bottle of Scabiosa, as my first bottle of it is almost finished.  I love the shading of this dusty purple IG ink.

For darker shades of blue/black, I reach for Akkerman #10,  Diamine Registrar's or the (discontinued) MBMB.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

Ha. It's like you're reading from my top inks list. :)

 

(Inks that also work like a dream and are right up there for me - R&K Sepia, R&K Leipziger Schwarz, Diamine's Ancient Copper, Sailor Jentle Black, Sailor Kobe 46, Organics Blue Merle, Organics Red Rubber Ball)


Edited by Tas, 25 April 2014 - 15:44.


#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 23:38

I like them mixed.

 

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#8 Phormula

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:38

I am more and more a R&K fan!

I am using Salix when I need a Permanent ink. I like the fact that it retains a lot of blue when cured and it is also well behaved in the pens.

I also brewed my "perfect blue" by mixing Blau Permanent with Leipziger Black. R&K inks can be mixed (except three of them)
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:27

I don't have Salix, but Scabiosa is one of the inks I consider most beautiful and practical. I love R&K's bottle design too!



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 22:26

I have both and enjoy using them in my B nib pens. Very trouble free.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 23:07

I will have to try the blend of the two R&K iron galls that amberleadavis displayed above. Very nice.







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