Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

•March 9, 2010 • 3 Comments

I bought this bottle at The Writing Desk in the United Kingdom. It is an iron-gall-nut ink. I wrote this review with my Marlen Aderl (medium).
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa

Color
This color tends a bit to Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux. But the color is darker and more purple. The color has fantastic shading in combination with this pen. Standing out of the crowd you can use this color for everyday use I think. Just be bold! 😉
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa
The color is named after the beautiful flower Scabiosa ‘Ace of Spades’
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Writing
Like most other Rohrer & Klingner inks this one also behaves great in a Moleskine. In fact it writes beautiful. The flow is great in combination with this pen. No bleed through in this Moleskine nor did I see any feathering. Even with the Marlen medium nib the ink works great in every Moleskine. Drying time is a bit longer and takes about 13-15 seconds in this medium nib pen.
On Rhodia paper it takes twice the time, so your safe after 30 seconds.
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa

Written review
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa
Can’t read it? Here’s the translation:
“Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

I just filled my Marlen Aderl (medium) with Roher & Klinger Scabiosa.

What a nice purple color with great shading. It is an iron-gall ink. It behaves very good in a Moleskine. I did not see any bleed through in one of my Moleskines.

The shading of the color goes from very dark purple (almost black) to normal purple. I really love this color.

Rohrer & Klingner ink costs about $ 0,12/ml.

Woodworker”
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa

The Bottle
The bottle contains 50ml of great ink. It’s a standard model of bottle, nothing fancy. But is does the trick great even with larger nibbed fountain pens.
Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa

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100% Moleskine proof
This ink is 100% Moleskine proof. I could not find a Moleskine where the ink showed any bleed through. Just a tiny bit of feathering in some Moleskines. But just really a little bit. So is it about paper in the Moleskine. Yes off course it varies to much in different Moleskines. But there are inks just like this one which do the trick very well. A paper-product that never bleeds through like the Rhodia paper has also it’s disadvantages (for example the long dryingtimes).

So again a great ink to write with in any Moleskine.

With this range that contains 18 tones of writing inks for fountain pens and quills, Rohrer & Klingner continues an old tradition of ink production. Apart from classical tones (including two iron gall inks), several new colours are available, that have been developed for the primary purpose of calligraphy. On a traditional basis, the inks are produced with inter alia modern raw materials.

FOR MORE ROHRER & KLINGER INKS LOOK ON THE INDEX PAGE

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Stipula Musk Green (Verde Mushiato)

•March 4, 2010 • 4 Comments

I bought a few bottles of Stipula Calamo Ink at the PenGallery. Pen Gallery is a really great shop which delivers fast from Kuala Lumpur to everywhere in the world. I never heard of this ink. So I read about it on The Fountain Netwerk. I became curious and ordered some bottles. For this review I used my Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point with an italic nib from Richard Binder.
Stipula Musk Green Desktop Image

Color
This color tends a bit to Rohrer & Klingner Old Golden Green. But the color is darker and more green. The color has magnificent shading in combination with this wonderful italic nib. I really enjoy this ink. I thought this color was more green like the sample on the outside box, but is has more yellow in it.
Stipula Musk Green

Writing
Writing was great with this ink. I really enjoyed writing this review for you. The flow in this italic nib was great. I did not have a problem with it. It’s a real quick dryer in the Moleskine. On Rhodia paper it takes more then 15 seconds to dry.
Stipula Musk Green

Written review
Stipula Musk Green
Can’t read it? Here’s the translation:
“Stipula Verde Mushiato

I put some Stipula Verde Mushiato in my Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point (italic)

What a great, nice, but strange green color. It hase a very nice shading from dark yellow to dark green.

This ink behaves great in this Moleskine. No bleed through. But a little bit of feathering can be found.

I think Stipula made a great green ink This ink costs $ 0,27/ml

Woodworker”
Stipula Musk Green

The Bottle
The bottle contains 70ml ink. It’s a very nice shaped model of bottle. The bottle has a nice wide opening and is deep enough for our larger nibs. This ink bottle has been developed for Netto, Stipula’s revolutionary system for a clean filling to the last drop. I did not buy that system it is very expensive in my opinion.
Stipula Musk Green

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100% Moleskine proof
This ink is 100% Moleskine proof. I could not find a Moleskine where the ink showed any bleed through. Just a tiny bit of feathering in some Moleskines.

So again a great ink to write with in any Moleskine.
Stipula Musk Green

Calamo fountain pen ink (2.4 oz) is available in various colour formulations: Blu della Robbia (deep blue), Terra di Siena (sepia), Rosso Fiorentino (red finish), Verde Muschiato (green musk), Zafferano (sapphron golden yellow), and Borgogna (deep red). The glass of Calamo bottles is treated to protect the ink from the deterioration caused by exposure to the light. This ink bottle has been developed for Netto, Stipula’s revolutionary system for a clean filling to the last drop.

Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

•March 2, 2010 • 3 Comments

I bought some bottles of Rohrer & Klinger at The Writing Desk from the United Kingdom. The shop has a nice Col-o-rama. Rohrer & Klingner is a German company that makes all kinds of ink since 1892. I filled my purple Lamy Safari (fine) with this fine color.
Here’s my oldest daughter Deniece. She wanted to show of here dress for prom night. For me it was just the ink that was important for the picture…….. 😉
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

Color
This color reminds me on antique bordeaux curtains…… Hmmmmm I don’t know why, but I like this color. It is a color I use a lot when I’m journaling. It is some kind of faded bordeaux.
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

Writing
The more Rohrer & Klinger I review the more I am surprised by the quality of the ink. The flow of the ink in this Lamy Al-start pen with fine nib is excellent. Drying time in a Moleskine is about 7 seconds with this nib. On Rhodia paper it takes twice the time. I could not detect feathering in a Moleskine.
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

Written review
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux
Can’t read it? Here’s the translation:
“Rohrer & Klingner Old-Bordeaux

I just filled my Lamy Safari Al-Star (fine) with Rohrer & Klinger Old Bordeaux.

What a nice antique color to write with. A deep, deep-purple.

On Moleskine paper this ink in this pen behaves very well. Drying takes about 7 seconds. On Rhodia it takes a little bit more then 15 seconds to dry.

Rohrer & Klingner ink costs about $ 0,12/ml.

On this Moleskine paper no feathering or bleed through. It is just a great ink. I have to try it in a medium nib!

Woodworker”
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

The Bottle
The bottle contains 50ml of great ink. It’s a standard model of bottle, nothing fancy. But is does the trick great even with larger nibbed fountain pens.
Rohrer & Klingner Old Bordeaux

Moleskinefriendly
This ink is Moleskine friendly. As I said in my written review I needed this ink in a wider nib. I tried it in my Lamy Safari italic 1.1 nib. That was a little to much for one Moleskine. One out of five Moleskines showed a little bit of bleed through.

With this range that contains 18 tones of writing inks for fountain pens and quills, Rohrer & Klingner continues an old tradition of ink production. Apart from classical tones (including two iron gall inks), several new colours are available, that have been developed for the primary purpose of calligraphy. On a traditional basis, the inks are produced with inter alia modern raw materials.

FOR MORE ROHRER & KLINGER INKS LOOK ON THE INDEX PAGE

Montblanc White Forest (ink review)

•February 25, 2010 • 4 Comments

I bought this bottle in Groningen (in the Northern part of the Netherlands close by where we live) in a store called “De Vulpenwereld” (translation: “Fountain Pen World”).
This Montblanc ink is a special seasons greetings ink in a limited edition. It’s a so called scented ink.
Montblanc White Forest

Color
The color is green with a dark tint. I like this kind of greens very much. They can be used for every day writing. It is not a ‘stand out of the crowd’ green. Just nice distinctive green. It has a touch of shading in it that looks really great.
Montblanc White Forest

Writing
The flow of the ink is great great great (I really mean it :-D). A free flowing ink. In a Moleskine theirs a little bit of feathering. Also it shows some bleed through in more then one Moleskine. Drying time is about 3 – 5 seconds with a medium nib. On the other hand on Rhodia paper it takes more then 15 seconds. On Rhodia paper no feathering or bleedthrough.
Montblanc White Forest

Scent
It does smell after pinewood. But the smell is not strong. I only smelled it good out of the bottle. After writing with it on paper the smell is mostly gone.
Montblanc White Forest

Written review
Montblanc White Forest
Can’t read it? Here’s the translation:
“Montblanc White Forest

I filled a Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point (medium) with the limited edition 2009 of Montblanc with the beautiful name “White Forest”.

It is a nice free flowing ink in this pen. In this Moleskine no feathering, but you can see some bleed through on the other side of the page.

The color is really great! A beautiful dark green. It has some shading which I like very much. It smells after a pine tree, but the smell is quickly away.

This ink is not cheap $ 0,55/ml.

A quick dryer! (on Moleskine paper)

Woodworker”
Montblanc White Forest

The Bottle
The bottle contains 30ml. It’s a shallow bottle I wonder if the Montblanc 149 fits in to get this ink. The design is great it shines great in the light.
Montblanc White Forest

Montblanc White Forest

None – Moleskinefriendly
To bad this ink is not Moleskine friendly. The color is great the flow is great. With a medium nib their were more then 4 out of 5 different Moleskines that showed bleed through.

Montblanc is a truly international brand with operations in more than 70 countries. Montblanc sells its products exclusively through its international network of authorized retailers, jewellers and over 360 Montblanc Boutiques worldwide.

How a fountain pen is made

•February 24, 2010 • 7 Comments

I came across this great movie about making a fountain pen. The movie belongs to the great pen company Aurora.

Moleskine Passions – Film Journal

•February 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I bought my own Moleskine Passions at moleskine.dk. I bought the Film Journal, Book Journal and Music Journal. I will do some reviewing in the near future. For now I only have some picture and a movie.

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The New Moleskine Passions. Journals for the Loves of Your Life

Moleskine introduces a new set of themed Journals, for Recipes, Films, Books, Wine, Music, Wellness, designed for people who love to organize information about their own cultural passions, and who want to do it neatly and with elegance.

This is a promo movie on youtube for the Film Journal

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Sheaffer Red (ink review)

•February 18, 2010 • 2 Comments

This really surprising bottle of ink I bought in Groningen (in the Northern part of the Netherlands close by where we live) in a store called “De Vulpenwereld” (translation: “Fountain Pen World”). It is a really nice small fountain pen store with excellent staff. The ink sometimes called by it’s second name Skrip.
Sheaffer Red

Color
I read a lot about this ink on The Fountain Pen Network. Some said it was the perfect red color. I do a lot of accentuating and highlighting with a red color. I’m not a teacher, but I think this Sheaffer Red color is excellent for grading students. It has some nice darker red shading in it.
Sheaffer Red

Writing
The ink flows great in this Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point. You can make a fast autograph without the ink skipping. It never hesitates in starting. Drying time with this nib is about 5 – 7 seconds. On Rhodia paper it takes twice the time.
Sheaffer Red

Written review
Sheaffer Red
Can’t read it? Here’s the translation:
“Sheaffer Red

This red is often called “the perfect” red. So I filled my nice red Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point (medium) with Sheaffer Red.

The Sheaffer Red behaves great in this Moleskine in combination with this medium nib. No bleed through at all. No visible feathering. The ink has a litlle bit of nice shading.

The flow is great. Drying time is very acceptable.

The ink only costs $ 0,10/ml.

The price and quality of this is remarkable.

Woodworker”
Sheaffer Red

The Bottle
The bottle contains 50ml of great ink. The bottle is deep enough to fill fountain pens with large nibs. I like the design which makes the bottle hard to fall.
Sheaffer Red

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100% Moleskine-proof
Well there it is another great ink that is 100% Moleskine-proof. I could not find a Moleskine in my collection where it had bleed through or feathering in any pen. It’s price is amazing and is cheaper then Noodler’s ink.

Specially formulated, Sheaffer® Skrip® Ink will ensure a long write life and a smooth flow of ink to paper. There are a variety of colors available in 50ml bottles .