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Rohrer & Klingner Fountain Pen Ink (50mL) - Eisen-Gallus-Tinte Scabiosa (Iron Gall Purple)

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Our Price: $14.00
Note: 2mL sample bottle option available



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German company, with roots in lithography, Rohrer & Klingner continues an old tradition of ink production. Due to traditional recipes and production methods, the company can apply a large amount of renewable resources. This ink works well in fountain pens, quills and other calligraphy utensils.
The colours of the iron gall inks intensify when it oxidizes with air; writings with these inks are considered permanent, the historical term being "archivally safe."

Available in Scabiosa (Purple), Salix (Blue).
50mL

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5 of 5 R & K Scabiosa April 30, 2014
Reviewer: DMac from ON, Canada  
Iron gall inks are corrosive and require regular pen cleanings, but their good qualities are worth it. Scabiosa is a lovely dusky grey-purple (resembles the old formulation of J. Herbin Poussière de Lune and Diamine Damson). It has dramatic shading on high-quality paper, and on low-quality paper, it bleeds and feathers much less than any standard dye-based ink I've used.

This ink is highly water-resistant. If exposed to water, the purple component of the ink will wash away, but the grey component stays.

Though it flows well in even my driest pen, it provides no lubrication whatsoever while writing. Even so, I enjoy this ink, and may have to buy an entire bottle when my sample runs out.

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