In the Mood for Purple

Purple is my favorite color for as long as I can remember.  In this context, receiving a batch of purple ink to test out is almost a gift from above.  Since this friend is interested in finding a particular shade of purple, having swabs as reference would be helpful.  All ink names are written withContinue reading “In the Mood for Purple”

Rohrer and Klingner Solferino

  One good thing about accidentally neglecting an ink for awhile is that once the ink is picked up again, you see it with a new perspective.  Rohrer and Klingner (R&K) Solferino has been part of my collection for at least a year and a half.  The ink has beautiful and saturated color, but forContinue reading “Rohrer and Klingner Solferino”

Follow up on R&K Verdigris and a little paper experiment

As I mentioned here, R&K Verdigris is a great color, but it also gives me a bit of a headache.  It feathers very easily, while most people have no problem with it.  Recently, Zeynep of Write to Me Often felt a bit frustrated with her newly acquired Falcon with Verdigris combination, so I decided to conduct aContinue reading “Follow up on R&K Verdigris and a little paper experiment”

Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün (Old Golden Green)

I have several bottles of Rohrer and Klingner ink, and so far most of them are quite straightforward and no fuss; however, Alt-Goldgrün is a bit of a mystery.  To show the ink’s shading quality, I planned to use a broader nib (Pelikan M205 Due BB to be exact), but for some reason the writingContinue reading “Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün (Old Golden Green)”

Pelikan Turmaline v. R&K Solferino

My friend Gentian commented that Turmaline reminded her of R&K Solferino, which prompted me thinking about their similarities.  To my eyes, they are both in the red-violet family.  Turmaline is more pink/ magenta, while Solferino leans toward reddish cassis. Turmaline v. Solferino.Lyrics of “Nach Haus” by a German band named Silbermond.

Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün (Emerald Green)

It is odd that I succumb to any shades of green by R&K, though I already have many bottles of green inks.  Though I purposely skip green while browsing, I somehow got Smaragdgrün (Smaragd= emerald; grün= green).  Blame the trigger finger.   I have to say that the photos on the ink label is a bitContinue reading “Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün (Emerald Green)”

Ink Review: Iroshizuku Ku-jaku

While tidying up my bottles of ink, I also discovered that I had plenty of ink samples.  One of my goals before I purchased another full-size bottle was to use up some of the samples I have accumulated.  Ever since my pleasant experience with Caran d’Ache’s Caribbean Blue, I wanted to look for another shadeContinue reading “Ink Review: Iroshizuku Ku-jaku”

Ink Review– Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

Like any other forms of shopping, my luck with ink is mostly based on serendipity.  I forgot exactly how I encountered the brand Rohrer and Klingner, but its Scabiosa caught my eyes the moment I saw it.  I have been looking for a dusky purple as an alternative to blue (I don’t remember when isContinue reading “Ink Review– Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa”