Sepia – 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.

Sepia is actually one of my all – time favorites sepias. It’s cheap, it flows nicely, it behaves well and I enjoy the hue a lot. What else could I possibly want? This is a color you could easily use on a daily basi – cool choice for business people who want something else then black or blue. There’s nothing wrong in stepping a little bit out of the crowd.
The flow is smooth. Drying time is reasonable.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Software ID
Color range
Tomoe River, Lamy 2000, medium nib
Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
Clairefontaine, Gama Airborne, M
Water resistance

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