Cassia – Rohrer & Klingner

Rohrer & Klingner operates since 1892. At the moment it’s the fifth generation of the family that manages the company. I guess that after 122 years they know what they are doing.

R&K inks offer amazing quality for amazing price. In my country a bnottle of R&K ink costs 5-6 $. I know it’s a bit more expensive in America, yet I believe the price is still reasonable.

I find it interesting that Rohrer & Klingner seems to focus mainly on the content and not on the bottles. Inks come in industrial looking bottle taht is quite handy but there’s just nothing fancy about it. It’s surprising.


Anyway they offer eighteen colors, some stunning, some boring but all have good qualities and are easy to clean.


  1. Alt-bordeaux
  2. Alt-Goldgrun
  3. Blu Mare
  4. Blue Permanent
  5. Cassia
  6. Fernambuc
  7. Helianthus
  8. Leipziger-Schwarz
  9. Magenta
  10. Morinda
  11. Royal Blue
  12. Salix
  13. Scabiosa
  14. Sepia
  15. Smaragdgrun
  16. Solferino
  17. Verdigris
  18. Verdura



It’s time to re-review this inks.

Cassia is rather bright and quite delightful purple ink. Recently I’m in purple faze and I use purple inks extensively. While Cassia isn’t as rich as Lamy’s Dark Lilac I still think it looks stunning, especially in broader nibs.

The dry time is medium length, reaching 20 seconds when the ink is used in wet nib on paper like Rhodia. It lacks water resistance but cleans nicely from the pen. The shading is quite nice but not massive. On the other hand in Kaweco double broad nib it’s significant. It flows nicely, towards the wet side. Some feathering may be experienced on crappy paper (Moleskine and alikes).
Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Tomoe River, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
Maruman, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
Water resistance



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