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Rohrer & Klingner - 18 Inks

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And the winner is

  1. Alt-Bordeaux (30 votes [7.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.06%

  2. Alt-Goldgrun (98 votes [23.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.06%

  3. Blau Permanent (7 votes [1.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.65%

  4. Blu Mare (13 votes [3.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.06%

  5. Cassia (16 votes [3.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.76%

  6. Fernambuk (4 votes [0.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

  7. Helianthus (11 votes [2.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.59%

  8. Konigsblau (11 votes [2.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.59%

  9. Leipziger Schwarz (9 votes [2.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.12%

  10. Magenta (4 votes [0.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

  11. Morinda (14 votes [3.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.29%

  12. Scabiosa (57 votes [13.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

  13. Sepia (24 votes [5.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.65%

  14. Smaragdgrun (7 votes [1.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.65%

  15. Solferino (21 votes [4.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.94%

  16. Verdigris (49 votes [11.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.53%

  17. Verdura (4 votes [0.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

  18. Salix (46 votes [10.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.82%

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#61 ENewton

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 16:20

I probably have a smaller collection of inks than anyone on this board--only 12 bottles, and three of them are Rohrer and Klingner inks.

 

Sepia is the only ink I have that isn't in the purple range.  I like to use it with my dip pens, for an elegant, vintage look.

 

Scabiosa is one of my favorite inks, because it shades beautifully, changes color (making it especially suitable for autumn), and looks so different on different papers, but if you want a consistently dark line as opposed to one that shades from dark to light, you will need a relatively wet pen. 

 

Solferino is a very bright ink and hence a favorite of people who consider other Rohrer and Klingner inks too subtle.

 

In addition, Rohrer and Klingner indicates that one can mix any of their inks, except Sepia.  Right now I am using a mix of Solferino and Scabiosa.

 

Verdigris is a gorgeous, very dark green that I often give as a gift to people whose favorite color is green. 



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 17:49

I have got two pens I usually ink up with Rohrer & Klingners Alt-Goldgrün. One of those has a B-nib and the result on the paper is rather spectacular. The more ink, the better the colour.

 

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#63 Drawing61

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 00:44

I have several R&K inks and would like to own them all but alas, though letters and drawings  may be long time is short. Thanks for this overview.


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#64 Ezekiel

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 20:49

...

 

Scabiosa is one of my favorite inks, because it shades beautifully, changes color (making it especially suitable for autumn), and looks so different on different papers, but if you want a consistently dark line as opposed to one that shades from dark to light, you will need a relatively wet pen. 

 

...

 

What pen and nib do you find make the best of Scabiosa? I haven't found a way to make it pop like the reviews I see. Seems pretty uninteresting when I write with it. 



#65 ENewton

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 16:01

 

What pen and nib do you find make the best of Scabiosa? I haven't found a way to make it pop like the reviews I see. Seems pretty uninteresting when I write with it. 

 

I have used it mostly in a Platinum Balance Medium, which has a rather soft but not especially wet nib and accentuates the shading.  However, in light of your question, I just inked a wetter pen, a Jinhao that I received for free with an ink purchase; the Jinhao produces an effect more like what you see in most reviews. 

 

Note that if you prefer bright or deeply saturated colors, Scabiosa will not be to your taste.   



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 18:28

WOW!  WOW!  WOW!  Stunning work, Vis!!!
You did this work a few years ago, but it's timeless, and I've just come across it.  THANK YOU!
 



#67 minddance

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 15:44

This a great review, thank you! I am wondering why the dry times for 13 inks and not all 18.

#68 RoyalBlueNotebooks

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 21:57

Seitz-kreuznach.de sells the bottles for €4,19, half the price of Amazon.it sellers, and orders above €15 are shipped for free (so it says at the time of writing). 

 

...Guys, guess which ink manufacturer I'm trying, after Pelikan and Diamine?  ;)  B)


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#69 Lgsoltek

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:12

I come back to this comparison from time to time and every time I'm still amazed 1) what a brilliant comparison Vis does here, 2) what a lovely range of colours R&K has.



#70 Tas

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:03

I come back to this comparison from time to time and every time I'm still amazed 1) what a brilliant comparison Vis does here, 2) what a lovely range of colours R&K has.

 

+1

 

 . . . and what incredible value they are too.



#71 RoyalBlueNotebooks

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 12:16

I come back to this comparison from time to time and every time I'm still amazed 1) what a brilliant comparison Vis does here, 2) what a lovely range of colours R&K has.

+1 One of the best comparison tables out there. I relied on Vis' comparison for both of the times I bought R&K inks. I'm very grateful. OTL


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#72 minddance

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 16:11

sepia and blu mare are my fav.

aubergine should be made a regular production. it is brilliant! great flow and saturation, and well behaved.

Edited by minddance, 21 November 2018 - 16:12.






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