I love doing ink reviews. I really love them. Inks are awesome, they can be used to draw out emotions and reference your current mood or attitude. When I commence my various ink reviews, I normally load a pen or two, use various test papers (anything I can write on), fill at least one page in my Habana Notebook, lastly I write a review – on my ink review form. Once that’s done, I post it on various social media outlets, and sometimes reference them in the videos I shoot. [Read more…]
Rohrer & Klingner Verdura [full size photo] – I was recently sent some of this Rohrer & Klingner Verdura (bright green) fountain pen ink to test out. [Please note, in no way does this inhibit the neutrality of this review.]
This ink is green, bright green. Reminds me of Ireland. I loaded the ink into my Pilot 78g Medium fountain pen. Right off the bat, I know this is going to be an ink I will maintain in my “ink-apocalypse” stash. I love it plain and simple.
On to the actually review… The ink worked right out of the gate, no issues with skipping, dry outs, feed issues. Worked like a champ. The ink does seem very dry. It goes on almost dry, you can see in the written review I couldn’t smudge the ink even at 1 sec. This Rohrer & Klingner Verdura is very bight, nice and vivid/bold like I like them. It doesn’t blind you which some of these bright greens tend to do. There was very little show through, since it dries so fast. Only a tiny bit of bleed through that I noticed on one of my test pages. There is a nice amount of shading and zero feathering.
If you are looking for something a little different, if you like greens… this should be a perfect ink for you. One of our VP’s at work saw me using it during a meeting and he had to try it out for himself. He loved it. Im trying hard to get him hooked on fountain pens. 😉
This ink, as well as many other inks and pens can be purchased from – my friends at Pear Tree Pens.
Rohrer & Klingner Solferino [full size photo] – I was recently sent some of this fantastic Rohrer & Klingner ink. This is the first time I have seen or even used any Rohrer & Klingner ink before. I have to tell you, right off the bat – I am very impressed. Rohrer & Klingner Solferino reminds me of a beautiful grape juice – purple color. Its a very bright and bold ink, a color that I really enjoy. It has a nice smooth and wet consistent feel to it. I loaded the Rohrer & Klingner Solferino in my Swan Blackbird (wetish noodle) the flex of the Swan really helps bring out the gorgeous hue of the ink. I found the ink does feather a bit in the Swan, but it most likely due to the flex that the nib provides. Along with the feathering brings some showthrough, but again this is really mostly due to the nib and how much ink the Swan puts down. Surprisingly, the ink dries very fast, even when using the Rohrer & Klingner Solferino in the flexy Swan.
I have six more of the Rohrer & Klingner inks to test out, I really hope they all are as fun to use as the Solferino. I am a big fan of bold inks you just don’t expect to see come out of a pen. This is one of them. I happily will order more of this ink once my current supply is depleted.
The one difficult thing about Rohrer & Klingner is finding somewhere to buy it. It is sort of elusive… not many retailers stock it. Most people who buy it have to get it from overseas through the internet. That is about to change for people in the USA, but we will get back to that later. All I can say is it should be easier to get these wonderful inks without having to pay exorbitantly high shipping rates.
Rohrer & Klingner Inks seem to be rather difficult to source. Not many stores in the USA seem to stock the stuff. Luckily I “stumbled” upon a few samples to try out. I have 7 of the 18 Rohrer & Klingner Inks available for fountain pens.
Here are the Rohrer & Klingner Inks I am currently playing with:
Verdura – [Rohrer & Klingner Verdura Ink Review]
Solferino – [Rohrer & Klingner Solferino Ink Review]
Fernambuk – [Rohrer & Klingner Fernambuk Ink Review]
Leipziger Schwartz – [Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwartz Ink Review]
I will be reviewing each of these Rohrer & Klingner Inks in the immediate future. So far, I am in love with Solferino. Words cannot describe it well enough, but I guess it looks like a gorgeous grape juice color – although there is more to it than that. I have it inked up in my Swan Blackbird. I will be loading up the Verdura next. This specific Rohrer & Klingner Ink will be loaded into my Pilot 78g with a modified Pendleton Point.
Anyway, much more info about these Rohrer & Klingner Inks will be released soon.