Rohrer and Klingner Fernambuk is an interesting color, sort of in that range of color where you can’t really tell if it’s red or pink. This is, to be quite honest, probably the least appealing ink color group for me. But hey, you can’t love them all, right? I’ll try to be as objective as possible on this one, with the understanding that when I look at these pinkish-redish inks my first instinct is to dump it out of my pen after 4 words of writing!
The best feature of this ink is its fast dry time, under 10 seconds on Rhodia paper which is pretty darn good (among the fastest within Rohrer and Klingner). It’s easy to clean from the pen, which is not an assumption with all red inks. It’s not water resistant at all, which didn’t really surprise me. At the time I reviewed this ink, I was learning that Rohrer and Klingner as a brand isn’t very water resistant. It’s flow was smooth and consistent, just not quite as wet as some of the other inks in the brand.
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|
There are several pinks that look a lot like Fernambuk, and some reds that are on the verge of pink, too. Here are some similar inks, if you’re familiar with these at all:
Fernambuk 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:
If you’ve used Fernambuk, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!