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Review: Rohrer And Klingner Scabiosa

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#1 CaptainAnnoyed

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 13:09

Here's a quick review of what has become my favorite ink! The paper used in the first image is clairefontaine 90g, and the text is written with a jinhao x750 (goulet f nib). In the second image, I used a pelikan m200 (m) for the bold lettering, and the jinhao turned upside down for the rest of the text. The paper comes from a twsbi notebook.

 

Color reproduction of the scans isn't exceptional, but I tried my best to make them look similar to what the ink looks on paper.

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep in mind that the ink darkens as it oxidizes, so in a couple of days the color looks darker than above (Almost black, as I said, when using a wet pen).

 

Some additional thoughts:

 

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#2 effrafax

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 14:22

Thanks for the review.  I'm waiting for this ink to arrive in the mail, so am glad to see I've made a good choice!


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#3 visvamitra

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 15:36

It's nice ink but to dry for me.



#4 ENewton

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 15:57

Scabiosa also continues to change color over the course of months.  In one of my notebooks, it turns to a coppery lilac over time.

 

Effrafax, an important point about Scabiosa is that it can look very different, depending on the paper.  If you try it on one paper and it looks paler than you expect--a complaint I've seen in some threads--try a different paper.    



#5 Pensei

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 19:05

One of my very favorites. Color varies so much according to nib and paper, and it behaves in a very distinctive manner. Very sharp edges, and it lies flat on the page, if that makes sense.  



#6 Uncle Red

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 20:02

A great ink, thanks for the review. I'll need to ink up a pen soon and this is on the short list.



#7 effrafax

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:28

Scabiosa also continues to change color over the course of months.  In one of my notebooks, it turns to a coppery lilac over time.

 

Effrafax, an important point about Scabiosa is that it can look very different, depending on the paper.  If you try it on one paper and it looks paler than you expect--a complaint I've seen in some threads--try a different paper.    

 

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.  I have quite a few different papers to try ...


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#8 amberleadavis

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 05:20

Great Job!


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#9 KaB

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:51

Previously decided not to go IG, you managed to make me reconsider. Thanx


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#10 cleosmama

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:57

Interesting--but I have also found that R & K Cassia changes color over time, too. I first listed it among my purple inks, but over time it has become grey, as has Noodler's Purple Martin. 



#11 The Good Captain

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:39

Great review of a great ink.


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