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Rohrer & Klinger Salix

rohrer & klinger salix blue iron gall ink review

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#1 bardiir

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 15:05

These are my first ink reviews so I'd like to hear all suggestions how to improve them. I've got quite some inks in my collection already (most of them are samples but it's a start) and I will review some more in the future.

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#2 A144

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 18:54

Nice review! I'm quite surprised not even the swab of Salix bled through.  I love the performance of both Salix and Scabiosa.  I prefer the color of Scabiosa though.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 19:47

Thanks for the review.

You can trust iron gall inks to be well behaved, even on bad paper, and to be pretty waterproof.  I like Salix because it stays bluer than some of the IG blue-blacks.

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#4 The Good Captain

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:15

One of my favourite inks and a great review.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:06

Thanks for the review.

You can trust iron gall inks to be well behaved, even on bad paper, and to be pretty waterproof.  I like Salix because it stays bluer than some of the IG blue-blacks.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Give it a week or two and it will change colour. The ink will react to the paper and, depending on the paper, the ink will dry a different colour. The same goes for Scabiosa.

It is still a great ink and even with a wet pen gives minimal bleed and feathering on cheap papers,

Oh, and of course it won't disappear if you spill something on the page.

 

If you want a bluer ink, try the Platinum blue black. It is also water proof and stays a lot bluer than Salix when it 'cures'.

 

@bardiir

You should scan and post the page in a week or so so people can see the change in colour.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:42

Give it a week or two and it will change colour. The ink will react to the paper and, depending on the paper, the ink will dry a different colour. The same goes for Scabiosa.

It is still a great ink and even with a wet pen gives minimal bleed and feathering on cheap papers,

Oh, and of course it won't disappear if you spill something on the page.

 

If you want a bluer ink, try the Platinum blue black. It is also water proof and stays a lot bluer than Salix when it 'cures'.

 

@bardiir

You should scan and post the page in a week or so so people can see the change in colour.

The effect isn't really pronounced with the iron gall inks from R&K, just from my experience.  Organics Studio's Aristotle on the other hand I've seen go through a complete change of color.  Goes from teal-grey to brown over a few weeks.



#7 bardiir

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:38

Here's a proper scan of the page:

 

https://dl.dropboxus...R&K Salix 1.jpg

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My Pens/Nibs (inked/active): Lamy Studio/Vista/Joy (XXF slight-flex custom | 14k EF | EF | F | 14k M | M | B | 14k 1.1 custom | 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.9), TWSBI Diamond 580 (F | Pendleton BadBoy | Zebra G | F.P.R. semi-flex), Pilot Falcon EF, Penkala Vintage 14k semi-flex, Pilot Parallel (2.4 | 3.8 | 6.0)

I'm still looking for help/data/supporters/sponsors for my Ink Database - It already contains over 900 Inks but is still low on data about the inks except on the Inks I got myself or where I found nice data sheets. So Im looking for these: InkSamples mailed to me, Permissions to use InkReviews - preferable by people who have a lot of InkReviews online, InkReviews mailed to me so I can scan them, Sponsors that will help me to finance InkSamples, People willing to trade InkSamples (list of available Inks from me is available via PM request - please include available Inks)






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