Rohrer and Klingner Ink Review 02

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By way of introduction, Maybelline Tan, who is based in Singapore and very supportive of my project, has very kindly sent me samples of the complete R&K writing ink range. She is a fanatical pen and ink reviewer and her excellent website can be viewed here – http://onfountainpens.com. I totally recommend you pay her a visit.

For those of you who are regular followers, this is part 2 of the Rohrer and Klingner writing inks review. Part one can viewed by clicking here. In part one, I reviewed 8 writing inks including the 2 iron gall inks, which I have re-included in the image, because they just look fantastic, and 4 Super 5 agent resistant inks. The overall review was a little non-plus which was maybe a little hard when you see the results of the other 10 members of the family in part 2. And that’s maybe how they should be reviewed – as a complete family.

Leipziger Schwarz – A deep dark blue that doesn’t bleed out easily when added to water but does wash out a gorgeous and definite bright cyan at the edges. Reacts with the bleach and eventually turns white with blue. A very dark rich blue colour when used for writing.

Verdigris – A royal blue that bleeds easily when added to water but washes out in tentacles with cyan at the outer edges. Reacts with bleach and eventually turns white with blue. A deep rich blue when used for writing.

Blau Permanent – A royal blue that bleeds easily when added to water but washes out in tentacles with cyan at the outer edges. Reacts with bleach eventually turning an uneven yellow. An even royal blue when used for writing.

Blu Mare –  A lovely bright blue slightly – lighter than the Blau. Bleeds easily when added to water and washes out bright turquoise at the edges. Reacts with the bleach turning neon white. A bright uneven turquoise colour when used for writing.

Alt Bordeaux –  A deep plum colour that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out evenly with no other hidden colours. Reacts with the bleach eventually turning a white gold. A deep purple colour when used for writing.

Morinda –  A gorgeous scarlet red that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out evenly with no other hidden colours. Reacts with the bleach eventually turning a dull gold. A deep uneven red when used for writing.

Helianthus –  A stunning deep vibrant cadmium yellow that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out with lemon yellows at the edges. Reacts with the bleach eventually turning a white gold. A deep uneven yellow when used for writing.

Sepia – A dark brown that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out feint blue at the edges. Reacts with the bleach eventually turning an even orange yellow gold with a hint of neon. A dark even brown when used for writing.

Verdura – A dark yellow green that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out turquoises at the edges. Reacts with the bleach eventually turning a white gold with a hint of neon. A deep uneven green when used for writing.

Alt Goldgrun – A deep olive green that bleeds easily when added to water and washes out with light turquoises at the edges. Reacts with the bleach turning a white gold with neon. A deep uneven olive green when used for writing.

Whether you’re an ink geek or just into quality writing inks, these do not disappoint. As colours they are vibrant, rich and for all you creatives, there is plenty of drama and hidden colour revelations. As writing inks, they flow well and dry quickly. As a range of 18 inks, they just look great together – as a family. From my angle, they press all the right buttons. I really do like these.

Click here for the Rohrer and Klingner website.

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