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Rohrer & Klingner Aubergine (2018 Limited Edition)

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#61 Honeybadgers

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 00:44

I think I'll pass until/if I see it at a normal retailer. R&K already has a freaking amazing purple in cassia and dusky violet in scabiosa.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:59

I'm looking forward to receiving my three bottles, which apparently have been shipped, and should arrive here before I head overseas. The colour looks nice from the images in this thread, and the price is significantly cheaper than the Pilot Iroshizuku and Sailor Shikiori inks I felt comfortable enough to buy, but I don't know how it compares to R&K Cassia (also on its way to me), which is about 60% cheaper than R&K Aubergine. You could say that after the first bottle (since I don't buy 'samples'), I'm just paying the premium for the, "it's a limited edition, and I have it but you don't" aspect.

 

Yes, if I don't think it's that great after all, I can always give away the 'spare' bottles, but so far I don't think the responses to my efforts is organising a community sharing initiative for Australian FPN (or fountain pen) users encourage me to do so. If worst comes to worst, there is always the kitchen sink...


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#63 Honeybadgers

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:38

I've got a few limited editions already. My bottle of lamy petrol is always going to be fun to have. And I am a serial collector of edelstein's IOTY.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 20:10

@Smug Cassia is a vibrant violet.  It's lovely and almost retina searing.  Aubergine is to a purple what burgundy is to a red.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 16:06

Beautiful color and wonderful review!  Thank you! 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:02

What a lovely ink!  I typically buy only one bottle of ink a year for myself, and I decided to get this one, because I've been looking for an ink to wed to my Parker 51 plum demi.  (So far I have used Robert Oster Purple Rock in the demi, but on some papers Purple Rock turns green, and I'm not a fan of that effect.)

 

Aubergine is a perfectly basic purple, neither vibrant nor dusky, neither reddish nor verging on blurple.  And it flows beautifully.  I decided to try it in a cartridge converter pen, a Waterman Gentleman, before hazarding its use in a pen with a sac, but from what I see, I expect no problems. 

 

The nib on my Gentleman is fine, so I don't see special effects, but I don't miss them.  I think I'll enjoy writing with this ink for quite a long time.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 23:45

I received my bottle and absolutely love it!  I used it on some of my CRVs with ErrantSmudge here:  http://www.fountainp...dark-lilac-crv/

 

I was especially amazed at the amount of sheen in my ink drop and the amount of shading when I used it a stub nib. 


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:46

Has anyone compared it to De Atramentis Aubergine?

 

I've been using both for a few weeks and would concur with migo984.

 

DeA is a deeper colour - a plum with almost brown shading and a slightly powdery surface. R&K is a less complicated, slightly blue tending purple. The big difference however is flow.

 

DeA likely contains a flow agent. It's a good match for fine nib pens but prone to feathering in broad nibbed or fast flowing pens and benefits from coated paper. R&K doesn't do much to lubricate scratchy fine nibs or dry feeds but is very well behaved on medium and broad nibs and all papers.

 

The colours are subtly different when judged from a small sample or smear. On the page they invoke markedly different moods. DeA is emotional, brooding. R&K is cooler, rational and optimistic.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 20:00

I just bought a couple of bottles of R&K Aubergine on ebay for $19.22 with free shipping in the US.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 17:30

I enjoy several of the R & K inks...but the LE Aubergine is a particulate favorite...

 

I would like to see R & K develop their ink line..perhaps more LE inks...just don't raise the price of  the LE's...

 

With the recent moves by Sailor...and the companies that they produce inks for such as Bungubox..I simply refuse to purchase their inks...the price increases (either thru an actual price increase or by using a smaller container) are not justifiable, and there are too many equally as good alternatives.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:32

I enjoy several of the R & K inks...but the LE Aubergine is a particulate favorite...

 

I would like to see R & K develop their ink line..perhaps more LE inks...just don't raise the price of  the LE's...

 

With the recent moves by Sailor...and the companies that they produce inks for such as Bungubox..I simply refuse to purchase their inks...the price increases (either thru an actual price increase or by using a smaller container) are not justifiable, and there are too many equally as good alternatives.

 

Bill P.

 

 

+1  Agreed!


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:33

 

I've been using both for a few weeks and would concur with migo984.

 

DeA is a deeper colour - a plum with almost brown shading and a slightly powdery surface. R&K is a less complicated, slightly blue tending purple. The big difference however is flow.

 

DeA likely contains a flow agent. It's a good match for fine nib pens but prone to feathering in broad nibbed or fast flowing pens and benefits from coated paper. R&K doesn't do much to lubricate scratchy fine nibs or dry feeds but is very well behaved on medium and broad nibs and all papers.

 

The colours are subtly different when judged from a small sample or smear. On the page they invoke markedly different moods. DeA is emotional, brooding. R&K is cooler, rational and optimistic.

 

Excellent way of putting it.  I have both inked at present and I love them both for different reasons. 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 18:23

Thanx for this review. I came here checking for the Aubergine but I think that I will get R&K Gummi-Berry. I feel is more vibrant! 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 21:34

Thanx for this review. I came here checking for the Aubergine but I think that I will get R&K Gummi-Berry. I feel is more vibrant! 

Uhh.... you mean KWZI's Gummiberry?


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:39

Has anyone compared it to De Atramentis Aubergine?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:41

 

 

+1  Agreed!

+1 me too.



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:10

+1

 

Check here: http://www.fountainp...gner-aubergine/



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 17:57

LG, I have really enjoyed this ink and the Stipula Purple IG.  I just love when we get new inks.


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