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March 17th, 2010, 05:12 PM
It would not surprise me if you’ve never heard of Rohrer & Klingner before. I only first found out about them when I received the samples. Rohrer & Klingner Leipzig-Co. is a German company founded in Leipzig in 1907 by Johann Adolf Rohrer and Felix Arthur Klingner. They have a long and well established history for creating inks and other products related to lithography. You can find out more about their history at their website: http://www.rohrer-klingner.de/en/sites/0.htm They currently produce 18 different colors available in 50ml glass bottles.


If you’re looking for a black ink that doesn’t have to be the blackest of all blacks then you should give R&K Leipziger Shwarz a try. In addition to being a high quality ink it also has a slight bit of shading to make it more interesting. If used in a drier writing pen it would give a nice dark gray/charcoal color. Because of the quality of this ink and its’ shading I think it has the potential to stand with the best of the black inks available today, including Aurora Black. The only thing holding it back is its delayed drying times when used in a wet writer.

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Just like the other R&K inks this one does very well to resis feathering on printer paper. Where some inks are almost unusable because of how much they feather you will be able to rely on this ink to control itself.

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March 30th, 2010, 08:28 PM
This ink doesn't look like the most contrast of blacks, would you agree?

March 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM
This ink doesn't look like the most contrast of blacks, would you agree?

Yes i would. If you're looking for the black hole of blacks I would recommend Noodler's Heart of Darkness.
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