Scrutinizing the Rohrer & Klingner inks for sheen

A while ago I had published my Rohrer & Klingner (I will just call it R&K in the rest of the post) series overview from parts 1-6, covering 3 R&K inks in each part. I love manufacturers who make a greatly attractive series of ink colours, but then again, we are all spoilt for choice, and a variety of ink colours can make choosing the “ideal” one quite difficult. But call me picky or not, sometimes I am targeting that…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 6

The days pass quickly and soon enough, the end of the giveaway series has come! Here is Part 6 of the ink series. It covers 3 inks – Solferino, Verdigris, Verdura, which also are the last 3 inks in the R&K series (and alphabetically too). When going through a series of colours like that, it is common to ask about favourites. I would say that I love all the inks, but maybe that sounds diplomatic. My colour preferences usually falls among magenta-pink-purple,…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 5

Welcome to Part 5 of my Rohrer & Klingner giveaway! I hope you’ve enjoyed the series so far, and I’ve received many comments about the inks. It’s interesting to see everyone’s perspectives on their own favourite colours. I had initially thought that Alt-Goldgrün is the classic favourite, but it seems like other ink colours such as Helianthus (surprisingly), Salix, and Magenta were also mentioned! Let’s see if you like the colours being featured today… Scabiosa • Scabiosa • Scabiosa • Scabiosa Scabiosa is…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 4

Wow, Parts 1 to 3 of my Rohrer & Klingner inks seem to be going pretty well especially with the giveaway! Here is to continue the series, and of course, another 3 inks will be given away at the end of it. This has been made possible thanks to Fook Hing Trading Co., so do drop by their website and Facebook page to say hi if you have a minute. All opinions of the inks are my own and have…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 3

This is part 3, the next 3 inks in the Rohrer & Klingner series. In this part, I introduce Helianthus, Königsblau, and Leipziger Schwarz. Before that, let me just talk a little bit about the ink bottle design. I do rather like the Rohrer & Klinger ink bottle design as it is very simple, easy to grip in the hand, does not topple over easily, is weighted enough but not so much that it gets heavy. At the base of…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 2

I hope you liked the first part of the Rohrer & Klingner Ink series. Today we have the next 3 inks in alphabetical order, being Blu Mare, Cassia, and Fernambuk. Rohrer & Klingner ink bottles are made of amber-coloured glass with an aluminium screw cap. The reason why some ink suppliers like to fill their inks in amber glass is that some inks may be photosensitive, which means that they might degrade or change in colour over time, when exposed…

Rohrer & Klingner Inks, Part 1

Rohrer & Klingner Leipzig Co. was a cooperation between Johann Adolf Rohrer and Felix Arthur Klingner in 1907, in the German city Leipzig. The company specializes in making inks using natural materials and methods, and today, already the fifth generation of employees are keeping the company running. Rohrer & Klingner produces 2 kinds of inks which are safe to use with fountain pens: writing ink and document ink. Many of their other ink types are pigmented inks, and not likely…

Get Started On Logging Inks In 10 Steps

Everyone does ink logging in different ways. I have come across a variety of interesting ways that people record their inks. Some techniques may be good representations of ink being laid down on paper when writing with a fountain pen, some may not. For me, my method is not perfect, but I like it anyway. Here’s sharing with you the procedure by which I log my inks. Materials used: Memo word cards, 90mm x 38mm Round paper stickers (Sun Flower…