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#1 LizEF

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 17:04

Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner SketchINK Emma

This is review #23 in my series.  Here's the YouTube video (sorry for the audio problems - almost no tappety tap tap):


NOTE: Like Frieda, this ink was a little hard to clean from the pen - I used pen flush and an ultrasonic cleaner - perhaps because I was impatient, but otherwise it would have soaked quite a while. :)

And here is a screen of the final result, for those not interested in the video:
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Zoomed in photo:

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Screenshots also available on Instagram: @zilxodarap

Previous Review: Diamine 1864 Blue Black.

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#2 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 17:42

Thanks for another great review. I can see the shading! But smells in general bug me, and this might prove too dry for my taste.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 19:08

Thanks for another great review. I can see the shading! But smells in general bug me, and this might prove too dry for my taste.

On Halloween of 1990, I cracked my head open.  The only lasting impact is that my sense of smell is weak and unreliable - I may not recognize the smell, can't tell whether it's good or bad, things other people think smell good smell bad to me, vice versa, etc.  The fact that I could smell it at all suggests it's a pretty strong odor, but I would seek a second opinion as to how good or bad or even how strong it is.

 

But yeah, it is pretty dry.  I think it would be good in a Pelikan or other really wet nib.


Edited by LizEF, 30 June 2020 - 19:09.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 19:47

Oh by the way, I took a whiff of my sample. I have a keen sense of smell, but it didn't strike me that bad, Sailor if you like the colour get yourself a sample....

 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 19:56

Oh by the way, I took a whiff of my sample. I have a keen sense of smell, but it didn't strike me that bad, Sailor if you like the colour get yourself a sample....

 

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:) Thanks for the added sample!  As to the smell - I didn't notice anything until I agitated the vial (which had been sitting idle for a very long time).  Also, my vial either froze or almost froze - it leaked a wee bit during shipping in winter.  Maybe that had an impact on the smell - though it seems unlikely.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:29

:) Thanks for the added sample!  As to the smell - I didn't notice anything until I agitated the vial (which had been sitting idle for a very long time).  Also, my vial either froze or almost froze - it leaked a wee bit during shipping in winter.  Maybe that had an impact on the smell - though it seems unlikely.

Oh so it didn't smell while writing..... 

Kung Te-Cheng with wide italic nib can smell if I bend to close to the paper.. ;)



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:42

You can see it change color in the review. Cool.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 14:37

Oh so it didn't smell while writing.....

I don't remember it smelling while writing.  Just from the vial, and I could smell it for a little while after filling.

 

You can see it change color in the review. Cool.

Yes, I do kinda like watching ink dry - especially when the change is noticeable. :)



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 21:22

Thank you for the review. This is a gorgeous ink! But I can't stand staining on my demonstrator...

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 22:36

Thank you for the review. This is a gorgeous ink! But I can't stand staining on my demonstrator...

You're very welcome!

 

As to staining, it did all come off, it just needed a single trip through the sonicator - didn't seem like that big a deal for me.  IMO, staining inks don't come off even with pen flush and agitation.  There've been stories of such inks, ones that required bleach or some other weird extensive effort.  So I guess it depends on how much is "too much" to offset the good features...

 

Of course, if you can find a similar color that doesn't require the extra effort, well, can't blame you for picking that instead. :)



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:39

Great review!  This is another ink I’ve been very interested in.  I’m just not sure how much of a gray component it has.  Some sample photos show it as quite muted, and others like this one show a more saturated olive green.  Anyone have some other olive inks to show against Emma?  Like Alt Goldgrun, KWZ IG Green Gold, GvFC Olive Green—that color family.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:05

Great review!  This is another ink I’ve been very interested in.  I’m just not sure how much of a gray component it has.  Some sample photos show it as quite muted, and others like this one show a more saturated olive green.  Anyone have some other olive inks to show against Emma?  Like Alt Goldgrun, KWZ IG Green Gold, GvFC Olive Green—that color family.

 

Thank you!

The start of the video has it next to GvFC Olive Green.  While the video seems to show Emma as more muted than she is, the comparison between the two ought to still be valid.  Gimme a sec while I go get my swatches...  OK.  Emma is very muted  There are some similarities in shades between the two, but Emma is much paler.  Alt-Goldgrun is yellower, greener and about as pale, but not as muted.  Alt-Goldgrun is the closest color I have to Emma.  (Colors still aren't right, but not too far off...)

RohrerKlingnerSketchINKEmmaAltGoldgrun.j

 

MB Jonathan Swift Seaweed Green is about as muted, but not quite as pale, and a lot more to the blue and grey side.  About the same can be said of Organics Studio Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Dark Green - maybe the darkest of the three, but pretty pale in a dry EF.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:37

 

Thank you!

The start of the video has it next to GvFC Olive Green.  While the video seems to show Emma as more muted than she is, the comparison between the two ought to still be valid.  Gimme a sec while I go get my swatches...  OK.  Emma is very muted  There are some similarities in shades between the two, but Emma is much paler.  Alt-Goldgrun is yellower, greener and about as pale, but not as muted.  Alt-Goldgrun is the closest color I have to Emma.  (Colors still aren't right, but not too far off...)

RohrerKlingnerSketchINKEmmaAltGoldgrun.j

 

MB Jonathan Swift Seaweed Green is about as muted, but not quite as pale, and a lot more to the blue and grey side.  About the same can be said of Organics Studio Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Dark Green - maybe the darkest of the three, but pretty pale in a dry EF.

 

Thank you again!  The video shows GvFC significantly darker, so I wasn't sure.  GvFC is already very similar to but a a little bit more gray/muted than KWZ IG Green Gold (I have both), and diluted KWZ IG Green Gold is my favorite olive green ink.  If Emma is even more grayed than GvFC Olive Green, I think I'll just stick with my two inks and not worry about Emma.  Super useful comparison.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 14:16

Great review!  This is another ink I’ve been very interested in.  I’m just not sure how much of a gray component it has.  Some sample photos show it as quite muted, and others like this one show a more saturated olive green.  Anyone have some other olive inks to show against Emma?  Like Alt Goldgrun, KWZ IG Green Gold, GvFC Olive Green—that color family.

 

Emma reminds me of overcooked spinach/ spinach soup..... ;)

Note these are done with a glass dip pen, so shading is nil...

 

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