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    Cool Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    A great thanks @junglejim and @DrPenfection, for this mystery ink #50.

    A no-nonsense ink from R&K, with excellent water resistance.
    It’s not ink which encourages me to rhapsodize, searching for weird inky metaphors or rushing to order a bottle.
    No, none of the above. but I was surprised how it grew on me with its simplicity, it’s water resistance and enjoyable tactile experience, each time the nib glided on the paper.

    Often having finished an ink review, I cannot wait to flush out the old ink, and try a new one. But in this case, I’m stalling enjoying every drop of my sample. I would say, give it try, and you might be surprised.

    Check it's lovely chroma:
    Chroma 48 2.jpeg
    Writing Samples
    tr68 50.jpgrhodia50.jpgMidori 50.jpeg
    On this cheap paper, no ink can resist ghosting and bleeding. Sepia isn't an exception
    Cheap paper - front 50.jpgCheap paper - back 50.jpg

    Water resistance Note the first 3 lines were dry for at least a day. The smudged line for an hour
    Watertest 50.jpeg
    I often enjoy doing little sketches. This is one of my favorite birds, the mighty chickadee
    Chickadee 50.jpeg
    Comparison I have nothing in this shade
    Comp 50.jpg









    • Pens used: Pilot Kakuno (Ef/M/stub) Lamy Safari (Fine/ /Medium /Broad) / Kanwrite Ultraflex / Jinhao 450 fude
    • What I liked: I really enjoyed writing with this ink. It’s nice enough ink for sketching and had excellent water resistance and the price is ridiculously cheap.
    • What I didn’t liked: Nothing really.
    • Shading: From medium to broad
    • Ghosting: Yes, On cheap absorbent paper
    • Bleed through: Yes, with very absorbent papers.
    • Flow Rate: Good
    • Lubrication: Good.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: No problem.
    • Saturation: Dark.
    • Shading Potential:
    • Sheen: Not really.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not noticed
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: No
    • Staining (pen): No
    • Clogging: No.
    • Cleaning: Easy.
    • Water resistance: Excellent
    • Availability: 50 ml bottles

    Comments appreciated but not obligatory
    Last edited by Yazeh; February 25th, 2023 at 04:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Thanks, Yazeh, for another great review. Your bespectacled owl makes me smile. I'm looking forward to trying this in a pen that's not so wet! I expect I'll like it much better that way.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Thanks, Yazeh, for another great review. Your bespectacled owl makes me smile. I'm looking forward to trying this in a pen that's not so wet! I expect I'll like it much better that way.
    Thanks Liz! Gosh I must go back to the drawing board, if my chickadee looks like an owl

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Very nice review, Yazeh. To my eye this appears to be a rich sepia that doesn't lean too much red. I may give it a try.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Very nice review, Yazeh. To my eye this appears to be a rich sepia that doesn't lean too much red. I may give it a try.
    Thank you, Robert. Much appreciated. Love your avatar, btw.
    Yep, it's worth a sample.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Gosh I must go back to the drawing board, if my chickadee looks like an owl
    Ooops! Sorry. That's me not knowing birds all that well and just thinking a bird with spectacles must be an owl. Sorry.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Gosh I must go back to the drawing board, if my chickadee looks like an owl
    Ooops! Sorry. That's me not knowing birds all that well and just thinking a bird with spectacles must be an owl. Sorry.
    I was kidding. Plus you gave me a new idea for a new sketch, so thanks !

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Nice review, Yazeh. Thank you for taking time to do this. Not a color that really "wows" me though.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPenfection View Post
    Nice review, Yazeh. Thank you for taking time to do this. Not a color that really "wows" me though.
    Most welcome! Indeed it's not a wow ink. It's the type that's worth a sample, and then it might grow on you

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Fabulous review of an excellent ink.
    WTB Parker Duofold Centennial MK2 (or at least MK3) cap top medallion.

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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPenfection View Post
    Nice review, Yazeh. Thank you for taking time to do this. Not a color that really "wows" me though.
    Most welcome! Indeed it's not a wow ink. It's the type that's worth a sample, and then it might grow on you
    I kinda like it though, but then again, I love Sepia colored anything

    Thanks for the review @Yazeh !
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    Default Re: Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPenfection View Post
    Nice review, Yazeh. Thank you for taking time to do this. Not a color that really "wows" me though.
    Most welcome! Indeed it's not a wow ink. It's the type that's worth a sample, and then it might grow on you
    I kinda like it though, but then again, I love Sepia colored anything

    Thanks for the review @Yazeh !
    Much appreciated. What's missing is your elegant, minimalist sketches

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