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Rohrer & Klingner Writing Ink (3-Pack)

Rohrer & Klingner Writing Ink (3-Pack)

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If you get these from The Writing Desk (UK) via their website, you will pay $21.71 USD shipping included. Delivery should take 10-15 working days.
Received Today, no import fees into Canada for me on this one.
ColinP
Oh, good to know. Is it due to CETA? Regular price in Toronto pen shops is about $15CAD, so with shpping and duties/taxes the deal may not be as great. Still MD is better if you're willing to wait.
Or I could pick one up from Amazon for $12 and free shipping
Alt-Goldgrun is a surprising favorite - love the shading. Went through a sample of Scabiosa and got the full bottle later on - I highly recommended as it is a well-behaved iron gall that cleans out well and easily. Also seems more lubricated than other IG inks, so it writes quite nicely. Salix is great as well, but there's something about the purple of Scabiosa that calls to me.
Alt goldgrun / old golden green is one of my favorite colors ever, and a popular seller. I keep my LAMY Al-star in Charged Green inked with this and it is just about a perfect match.
I have also heard good things about Scabiosa, but iron gall inks cause a bit more upkeep for the pen.
I have got 3 last drop ( scabiosa, sunflower, old golden green). the ink in general is great and works amazingly on any fountain pen. love how smooth it is with the nib.
the colors however, scabiosa tried it with different pens, it is great. sunflower tried it with one pen, it is ok, but I think it is a bit too light, the yellow or the gold is not that strong which makes it not very comfortable to read - I will try it on other pens as well and check if there is any different. but it is unique color old golden green tried it with one, not very impressed at all. it is ok, I will try it with different pen and see if there is any different. and it is unique color as well.
After getting these in the last drop I have to say I am liking them a lot. Blu mare is nice and vivid color but honestly am kind of sick from blue inks. However, I also got Morinda and Alt-gold grun which are very nice colors.
Morinda is very saturated red ink with a tiny bit on the darker side. What is surprising about it, unlike many other red inks, that it's easy to maintain and clean. Sometimes red inks have a tendency to creep up or gunk up. Not this one.
Alt-gold grun is an ink which is really hard to describe. While it behaves very nicely it's also very wet ink and color will mainly depend on how juicy your pen is. The wetter the pen, the darker ink color it will. Ink shading is also on a very different level from whatever you saw so far. It will shade from bright olive-green to dark gray green. I am still very much in love with Pelikan's Edelstein Amber, and it's still my favorite ink but alt-gold grun is my close-second favorite and it's really hard to beat availability and price of R&K inks.
All that said, Massdrop is only a good deal if you are in the states or otherwise can't get these inks. In Europe they can regularly be found for around 5€.
Can anyone tell me the difference between permanent blue and salix?
Violet
Salix is an Iron Gall ink while Permanent Blue is not. I have Salix and I like it. Iron Gall inks can damage your pens if not properly maintained (search online). I haven't encountered any damage from Salix yet, but that doesn't mean it won't cause damage. I don't use it in my nice pens since I'm terrified of them getting damaged. Salix will be more permanent than Permanent Blue.
Violet
Salix is said to use a modern iron gall formulation and be quite gentle. Being iron gall, it is permanent and water resistant. It is recommended to clean out your pen regularly because of staining but it should not damage your pen.
Is there any possibility of having an earlier shipdate?
DrunkDutch
I know right, May is so far from now.
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.
It's a few days past the expected ship date. Any news?
Any update on the shipping? It's been over 7 weeks since I ordered this and there has been no information on when it will arrive.... 7 weeks is far too long a wait.
For anyone that chose Salix, I currently have it inked up in my pen after getting a sample vial from (Is plugging other sites cool? Gonna assume yes) Goulet pens. When I first wrote with it I was a little disappointed in the colour, it felt a little flat and dull. But after a while I noticed the colour changing as the ink settled on the page, and the final result looks considerably better. Still wasn't sure if I'd ever get it over other blue-blacks from the sample package, but with this drop I had my mind made up for me!
Netheral
Do you have any examples of the change in color that you could post?
I've been meaning to try Alt Goldgrun and Verdigris for awhile; it was tough choosing between Alt Bordeaux and Solferino for my third bottle, though.
Thudthwacker
I love me some Verdigris. Used up my bottle and used this drop to get a new one. Went with Alt Goldgrun and Sepia.
I own Salix and Verdura. Salix is on the dry side, feels less lubricated , but perform extremely well on any paper. Verdura feather and bleedthrough on cheap paper, but the color is beautiful and dry very fast. I tried a sample of Permanent Blue, it's not permanent, at least not waterproof.
Incredibly excited for this drop-- I have been using Alt-Goldgrun a lot lately but I only have a 3ml sample-- I had to jump on this drop as soon as I saw it was available.
Is the total for the 3 SEPARATE COLORED BOTTLES going to be $19.99 before shipping or $25.99?
bccc4
The lowest price has been unlocked, so total before shipping will be $19.99. The lowest price you are going to find anywhere for this product. One of the writing community's perennial best drops.
For anyone who has never used Rohrer & Klingner, I own the Iron Gall Scabiosa, so I only speak of that ink. The ink is very good for a document ink. It's very water resistant and will hold up for a very long time. It's not real special in any other way but is a good reliable ink. It's currently my goto ink for anything that I want to last. The color of Scabiosa is like a very old and faded iron gall ink laid down in the 1800s. The old iron gall inks would fade to this red/purple tint after a few decades. The colors and properties of this ink is not as impressive as something like Iroshizuku, but it's also far less expensive. I'll be evaluating my expendable cash later this week to make sure I can get in on this as I would like to have the Iron Gall Salix in my collection.
Does anyone know if you can select multiple of the same color in this drop?
bmmcwhirt
Yes, you can!
@elimelendez - Can you help us out here? How do we purchase this drop? The system seems to only let you choose one color for the $27.74 price. I'm still reading this as a 3-pack, meaning 3 different colors. Is that right? And how do we go about that if it is? Thanks.
PickleSoup
There should be a drop down for two additional choices -- when I checked-out I had three drop down menus to choose from.
Same question. We can only choose one color?