Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrun

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.

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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 these inks.

Rohrer and Klingner Smaragdgrun is my least favorite R&K ink. I hate this color range. Viscerally.
The saturation, shading, and flow are all pretty average. The water resistance is practically non existent. The ink dries pretty fast. It has good shading potential and in wet pen and on right paper it produces kind of black-red sheen.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Software ID
Color range
Maruman, Lamy 2000, broad nib
Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Skyline Sport, double broad
RHodia, Kaweco Skyline Sport, broad
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