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Is there any possibility of having an earlier shipdate?
This is as good a deal on ink as you can get. Regardless where you buy them, R&K writing ink is just the ink.
If I had to buy only one brand of ink this would be it.
Tip for ink eraser users: their Royal Blue is the best you can buy; far richer and more pleasing than Pelikan's and fully erasable.
Do I get to pick the colors? And if so, how and when do I do that?
AndWhoDisguisedAs
During checkout you'll have three drop down boxes.
After shipping inside the US, the price is so close with amazon's price of ~$8-9 USD a bottle, with a substantially shorter wait time.

Still, it's MAYBE a bit of a savings, and R&K ink is just so bloody good. The four I recommend are Salix and scabiosa (the two iron galls are very nice) as well as alt goldgrun and sepia.
Again the shipping and import kills the deal. :(
In Europe you find them around 5€ a bottle (50 ml) plus shipping from The Writing Desk , among others. Nice looking inks though.
Is it possible for you guys to ship to Mexico City?
These inks are a fantastic value for money. I've already participated in this drop twice. In my opinion, the best and most unique inks are Scabiosa (a beautiful dusty purple iron gall ink), Verdigris (a work appropriate teal-black for when you're sick of the usually blue-black), and Alt Goldgrun (an absolutely one of a kind olive green and one of the best shading inks in my collection). Salix is also popular, since it's another iron gall, but I found it unpleasantly dry in most of my pens.
NobodysPerfect
I am afraid of these inks. Do they stain terribly? I am REALLY clumsy. I spill stuff. I like being able to easily wash off ink.
SkipPp
Permanent inks are...permanent. They can be cleaned up pretty well before they dry on some surfaces but will stain pretty much anything at least a little, even if you are quick. When refilling I use a piece of cardboard under the pen and bottle that is an old notebook back so it's pretty thick. If you spill a whole bottle, well, that won't help but you could fill them with the bottle in a tray or tupperware if you are super worried about spilling it all.
I wish I'd used all my Alt Goldgrun by now so I had a reason to get a few more, but I'm still working through my last set. Here's a very cool review of R&K (we sent in these samples for the project), the artwork alone is worth a quick click:

https://quinkandbleach.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/rohrer-and-klingner-ink-review-02/
Anyone know the difference between these and let's say the Sailor jentle ink. i'm a novice when it comes to fountain pens, I'd pairing this with a Faber-Castell LOOM Fountain Pen (extra fine + fine ). I was receromended the Sailor jentle however it's almost 3/4 times as expensive as they also come in 50ml bottles and cost twice as much roughly. Not to mention this drop would work out pretty cheap as well . Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
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Muzzi87
I've been in the hobby for about 6 or 7 years now and I've used both Rohrer & Klingner and Sailor Jentle. Both are very safe to use in your fountain pens. I buy Jentle inks because some colors they offer can't be found in other brands; the same can be said for R&K. There's no reason to buy a more expensive ink if you can find a similar color at a cheaper price, unless there's a major difference in formulas (Noodler's bulletproof black won't be the same as, say, a washable black from a different brand). Really, it's all down to preference. Some people buy exclusively one brand,, some people distribute their collection over a variety of brands, some people buy one color by one brand and never stray from it.

bonnielass's suggestion to buy samples from a distributor like Vanness or Goulet Pens is a great one, because you can figure out what you like with a small initial investment. Colors look different on your screen than when you actually get to use it: ink swatches tend to be made with something like a cotton swab that applies a liberal amount of ink, and with a finer nib like the one that you have, they might not be as true as you'd like them to be. If you're able to, you should definitely try a number of different colors from as many brands as you can, and narrow it down from there. If you only have a few pens and don't use them that much, you may not even want to buy a bottle unless it's a color you really like and use constantly; fine nibs by nature put less ink on the page, which means a bottle of ink will last you a very long time.

I'd be happy to help if you have any other questions. There are tons of brands out there and it can get confusing and tiresome to sort through all the information of where they're available, what properties they have, etc.
pharaonis
Thank you so much for the reply, very informative and much appreciated. Can't wait to test the ink out =] has a nice yellow selection available which also happens to be my gf's favourite colour. Thank you
My inks arrive today, hurrah! Of small concern is that Ascendia says my package is still in Folcroft PA...'

Alt-Goldgrun is may favourite ink of this order. A unique colour in between Diamine Meadow and J. Herbin Vert Empire.

Sepia is another fascinating colour. it goes down black, but then dries to a sepia grey-brown.

Verdigris looks like a dark blue after a page of writing, I'll see if if looks greener in a different pen.

What do you think of your colours?
I didn't have much experience with Rohrer & Klingner - but I like all the inks I got and since then have been seeing cool pictures of people using R&K ink.

If this drop happens again, I super-recommend Solferino, it's a purple that shades well and occationally sheens green :)
For the folks who for some reason don't get emails:

" Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info. "

Finally :)
vadman
Thanks, Vadman! :)
Do you folks ( TheMagicOwl and lafalda ) not get email updates? Vendor shipped one week late. Last email from June 9:

" Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 6/16.

Expect another update from us on 6/19 or sooner if something comes up."

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FWIW I've been getting weekly updates since late May.
vadman
Hmmm....I just checked again -- I've received an e-mail regarding my initial payment being processed (once the drop finished) and an onslaught of daily e-mails regarding *new* drops in the writing community. No order updates. :( Checked spam, nada. Strange.

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