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Rohrer And Klingner Helianthus

r&k rohrer and klingner yellow ink review

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#1 yogalarva

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 14:50

This is an ink that I got a little while back as part of Ink Drop and I finally just had to force myself to use it.  I am overall not super fond of very light colored inks like this because I don’t see much of a use for them in my daily life.

 

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Something interesting to note - the color that you see here is not the color that it had going down.  When I was writing it was very light and I wasn’t exaggerating when I said that I was losing my place in the middle of a word.  I wrote this review on Oct 7 and it’s now the 12th, so within the past five days the color darkened enough to make it much easier to read.

 

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In fact, it doesn’t even look that yellow anymore.  Much more of an orange-yellow or “mac n cheese” color to me.

 

As not crazy as I am about the color itself, this was not the worst ink to write with.  It had good flow, even from the Lamy 1.1 which is a normally very dry nib.  I didn’t notice any problems with feathering or bleeding either and it behaved on a cheap index card and under a highlighter.

 

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Water resistance was flat out not there at all, but I’m not surprised by that.  It’s a bit of a bummer though, because I drew what I thought was a nice flower for that soak test…

 

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Overall, I think that this is not the worst possible yellowish ink you could buy.  I never want to use it again (especially not when compared to the beauty that is Apache Sunset) but that’s a personal preference.  I would say that if you need a yellow ink for artsy stuff or for CMYK color mixing, this is a good choice since R&K inks tend to be pretty cheap, at ~$12/50 mL.

 

This ink was purchased with my own money and I am not being compensated for this review in any way.  All opinions above are my own and you are free to disagree with them if you like.

 

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#2 Tas

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 17:16

Use it as a mixer to warm inks up a little.

 

Cult Pens Deep Dark Brown & a little Helianthus is yummy and Zhivago & Helianthus (1:1) s a dead ringer for Mont Blanc Daniel Dafoe.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:35

Great review! I like hearing what you really think.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 18:18

A. Nice review,and...
B. Ditto on Amber's comment.

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