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    Default Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    R & K Sketchink Marlene….

    In my exploration of waterproof inks, I was long intrigued by the beauty of Marlene, especially after a post by Pterodactylus. So, just before the lockdown I got a sample.

    I filled an Ahab and started writing. It’s one of those rich full-bodied blues with lovely, lovely shading. It’s an that ink makes me happy. As I was writing I realized I was whistling this tune. A lovely nostalgic song, from one of the darkest hours in human history. Yet also a song that saved two lives.

    I often wonder if the marketing guys at R&K gave this name consciously, after Marlene Dietrich and her seminal movie the Blue Angel or if it’s all just subconscious…

    Chrissy has done a deliciously detailed review of this ink. Mine is more impressions….

    • Pens used: Ahab, Jinhao 450
    • Shading: Beautiful
    • Ghosting: Depending nib/ flow combination
    • Bleed through: As above.
    • Flow Rate: Really nice…
    • Lubrication: Good
    • Nib Dry-out: Yes
    • Start-up: I had some difficulty starting it, if left for a few day in both pens. I would recommend using it in a pen where evaporation is nil (Platinum Preppy), unless it’s daily/weekly used pen.
    • Saturation: A lovely deep sky blue…
    • Shading Potential: Oh yes….
    • Sheen: Some on TR
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Yes.
    • Staining (pen): Don’t know yet
    • Clogging: Nope. But I guess it would help to use a pen wash.
    • Water resistance: Water resistant….
    • Availability: Only in bottle.

    R & K - Marlene 1.jpg

    Please don't hesitate adding your impression or scans... The more the merrier...

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Thanks for your review.
    I really like this colour and found it fairly unusual. That may be because I just don't have many inks in this shade range, or there aren't so many around like it.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Thanks for your review.
    I really like this colour and found it fairly unusual. That may be because I just don't have many inks in this shade range, or there aren't so many around like it.
    Thanks Chrissy.... Indeed. It is unusual in colour and I went through my many blues and I couldn't find anything close to it....and it's a difficult colour to capture.....
    And while it looks pale in the images, when one writes with it.... the colour is a joyful blue....

    Marlene - Swabs.jpg

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Not a big fan of this colour - at least how it appears on my screen. On the other hand, love your writing! It is imbued with an energy of its own.
    Be a little more open into accepting other viewpoints, if you can, as it really deepens the experience. - Jon Szanto

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Not a big fan of this colour - at least how it appears on my screen. On the other hand, love your writing! It is imbued with an energy of its own.
    Thanks for the nice comment The colour looks quite faded as this, if you scroll down Ptereo's post, you can see another dimension of the ink (it's the fourth image)

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Photo to show the depth on Ink - On Tomoe River 68 gr....
    Stub nib

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    I also really like Marlene a lot.
    Great color behavior and shading.

    Thanks for the review Yazeh.

    For comparison also some of my samples:


    A preppers life these days by https://www.deviantart.com/ptero-pterodactylus on @DeviantArt by Ptero Pterodactylus on DeviantArt

    (Pilot Parallel Pen 1.5 ..... Rohrer & Klingner Marlene)



    Quote+Thomas+A.+Edison+by+https://www.deviantart.com/ptero-pterodactylus+on+@DeviantArt by Ptero Pterodactylus on DeviantArt

    (Pilot Parallel Pen 1.5 ..... Rohrer & Klingner Marlene)

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    Default Re: Rohrer and Klingner SketchINK Marlene

    Thanks so much Ptero for adding you art and your elegant handwriting

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