thINKthursday – Rohrer & Klingner Solferino

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Rohrer & Klingner Solferino

We’re mad for this mesmerizing magenta!

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday – Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

Rohrer & Klingner is a German company that produces a wide array of inks with unique colors and properties. Solferino is one of the their writing inks, and it is in my opinion the most eye-catching color in their line. R&K ink comes in a 50ml glass bottle with a metal cap. I love the vintage-inspired label on the bottle, and at $12 a bottle they are a good, economical option. This review was done with a Pilot Explorer F, Faber-Castell Essentio B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

Overall, Solferino is a traditional magenta color, but its moderate shading brings out a nice range of other colors. At its lightest, the ink is a lilac purple. From there, it shades to a plum purple before finishing as a rich raisin wine. One thing I love about the ink is its vibrant golden green sheen. While you won’t see it on Rhodia paper, the sheen really pops on Tomoe River.

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

Solferino is a well-behaved ink with properties similar to the other R&K inks that I’ve tried. It is very wet with excellent flow, but it doesn’t feather or bleed through on Rhodia paper. It’s a fairly saturated ink with normal dry times at 20-30 seconds. While the ink doesn’t have any water resistance, it’s very easy to clean.

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

So whats a good use for Solferino? Basically any purpose that doesn’t require a blue or a black! Solferino is a fun and vivid ink, without being “too” pink. There is a richness to its color that draws you in. Ink it up on Tomoe River paper to get the best of what this ink has to offer.

thINKthursday - Rohrer and Kingner Solferino

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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