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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rohrer and Klingner Solferino


Rohrer and Klingner Solferino is a German ink that comes in a 50ml bottle. This ink is one of the most vibrant in the brand, and it is quite striking. It's fairly similar to Rohrer and Klingner Magenta, which I previously reviewed here.

There are some definite pluses with this ink, the biggest one being the very fast dry time, under 10 seconds on Rhodia! It's a fairly saturated color with little shading, so the color is going to look pretty consistent and even. The flow is fairly wet, not as much as some others but pretty generous. The one downside is the lack of water resistance, but that also helps to make it very easy to clean out of the pen.

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

Bright pinks like Solferino jump out on the page, and have a lot of pop to them. I like this color range for writing on paper where I want the writing to really stand out. It might be a bit much if you're journaling a whole page full of it on white paper, but that's a personal preference. Here are some of the colors similar to Solferino:



Solferino 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
Morinda
Salix
Scabiosa
Sepia
Smaragdgrün

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

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