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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rohrer and Klingner Morinda Review


Rohrer and Klingner Morinda is a German ink that comes in a 50ml bottle. It is their 'red' color, and it's a fairly pure red. It's not as bright as Sheaffer Red, but not as dark as others like J. Herbin 1670 or Diamine Red Dragon.

It has a pretty long dry time, over 30 seconds. You'll have to be a little patient with this color. It also doesn't have practically any water resistance, but the plus side of that is that in cleans easier from the pen than almost any other red ink I've ever used. It flows wet and has a high degree of shading, so it is an interesting ink to use is shading is your thing.

I used a Ruby Lamy Al-Star with a medium nib for this review, mainly because it's a popular style of pen and the nib size is a good balance between dry time and shading ability.

Ruby Red Lamy Al-Star
Red inks aren't hard to come by, but good shading, easy to clean red inks are. This is where Morinda shines. Here are some other red inks similar in color for you to compare:




Morinda comes in a 50ml bottle, and is available at GouletPens.com in both bottle and sample form. I do sell this ink, so read my whole review with that in mind and use your own research and judgment to determine which inks are best for you.

Check out the other Rohrer and Klingner reviews I've done:

Alt-Bordeaux
Alt-Goldgrün
Blau Permanent
Blue Mare
Cassia
Fernambuk
Helianthus
Königsblau
Leipziger-Schwarz
Magenta

If you've used Morinda, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

2 comments:

  1. Brian, how does it compare to the Diamine Monaco Red?

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  2. Great question! I kind of forgot about that one, but it is worth mentioning. I added it into the post. It's a little bit lighter than Morinda, and writes a little flatter, it doesn't have quite as much shading. They are pretty close in color though.

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