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Cassia - Rohrer & Klingner

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 21:02

Rohrer & Klingner operates since 1892. At the moment it's the fifth generation of the family that manages the company. I guess that after 122 years they know what they are doing.

 

R&K inks offer amazing quality for amazing price. In my country a bnottle of R&K ink costs 5-6 $. I know it's a bit more expensive in America, yet I believe the price is still reasonable.

 

I find it interesting that Rohrer & Klingner seems to focus mainly on the content and not on the bottles. Inks come in industrial looking bottle taht is quite handy but there's just nothing fancy about it. It's surprising. 

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Anyway they offer eighteen colors, some stunning, some boring but all have good qualities and are easy to clean.

 

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  1. Alt-bordeaux
  2. Alt-Goldgrun
  3. Blu Mare
  4. Blue Permanent
  5. Cassia
  6. Fernambuc
  7. Helianthus
  8. Leipziger-Schwarz
  9. Magenta
  10. Morinda
  11. Royal Blue
  12. Salix
  13. Scabiosa
  14. Sepia
  15. Smaragdgrun
  16. Solferino
  17. Verdigris
  18. Verdura

 

It's time to re-review this inks. 

 

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Cassia is rather bright and quite delightful purple ink. Recently I'm in purple faze and I use purple inks extensively. While Cassia isn't as rich as Lamy's Dark Lilac I still think it looks stunning, especially in broader nibs.

 

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The dry time is medium length, reaching 20 seconds when the ink is used in wet nib on paper like Rhodia. It lacks water resistance but cleans nicely from the pen. The shading is quite nice but not massive. On the other hand in Kaweco double broad nib it's significant. It flows nicely, towards the wet side. Some feathering may be experienced on crappy paper (Moleskine and alikes).
 
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Software ID
 
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Color range
 
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Tomoe River, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
 
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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
 
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Maruman, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
 
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Water resistance
 
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 21:27

Don't forget the green sheen. It's gorgeous.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 21:52

It is nice. I agree :) In my opinion Rohrer & Klingner inks are possibly the most underrated inks on the market. It's bizarre as they trully are quite impressive.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 22:32

They are indeed excellent inks. They are affordable, nice selection of colours, behave well, clean out easily, come in practical bottles. They are among my first inks, and I'm happy to own the whole range of their inks, even the black.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:02

I like this one and had to find it. Thank you for the review.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:39

This is one of my favorite purple inks. It can be just a tiny bit dry in some pens, but I love it in a juicy stub nib.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:11

Thanks for the review.  This looks like a nice color, but appears to be similar to other purples I have.  Okay, well, except maybe for the sheen....

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:52

I love this color, but it can change to a sort of gray over time. Just thought you might want to know. I've noticed this upon looking back at my own ink journal. 



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 23:35

I love this color, but it can change to a sort of gray over time. Just thought you might want to know. I've noticed this upon looking back at my own ink journal. 

OH MY, if you have pictures, we'd love to see it.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 15:16

@cleosmama - I would be rather interested in seeing a picture of this color :)



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 20:18

I have it....and do not know why I can never get back into the violet and purple inks. I must have 8 or 9 and need about that many again. ;)

 

I've only DA PurPur Violet inked right now.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 16:35

I tend more towards purple blacks, but the green sheen is a very interesting quality!







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