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Cassia - Rohrer & Klingner



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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.


http://www.rohrer-klingner.de/fileadmin/_migrated/pics/schreibtinte_top_03.jpg



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).


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


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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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amberleadavis

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

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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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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inkstainedruth

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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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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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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amberleadavis

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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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.

Amethyst just ran dry.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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