Rohrer & Klingner Salix Ink Review

Rohrer & Klingner Salix Ink is a blue color ink from renowned ink company, Rohrer & Klingner. Salix, which is also a French Willow tree, is not a bright, vibrant blue color, but is rather a muted lighter blue fountain pen ink, which can be used as a everyday ink color that produces dark appeasing lines. Although Salix does not have an equal in its shade, it is similar to some blue blacks, and Diamine Prussian Blue.

Rohrer & Klingner Salix Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Salix Ink

Please note the various characteristics that we have found using Rohrer & Klingner Salix ink:

Testing Factors

We used a glass dip pen, made by J Herbin, which is similar to using an extra fine nib, with Rhodia Block N. 18 paper, which is great for fountain pen use.

Bottle Sizes

All Rohrer & Klingner fountain pen inks come in a 50 ml. round glass bottle, with a large neck, which makes it accessible to all pen sizes. Pen Chalet carries a wide assortment of Rohrer & Klinger inks, which are imported directly from Germany, as there is not US distributor.


The cost for this imported ink is a very reasonable $11.95 for a large 50 ml bottle. Due to the ink being imported directly from Germany, if Pen Chalet happens to be temporarily out of stock, it may take a few days to a week to replenish our supplies.

Dry Time

With the J. Herbin dip pen, the dry time was a reasonable 5-6 seconds. Obviously with a larger nib, the dry time will be extended, but is still functional for an everyday ink.

Bleed Through

Using the Rohrer & Klingner Salix ink there was absolutely no bleeding. Even using the dipped cotton swabs and running over the same area 3 times, produced no bleeding at all.


There was no feathering with this ink, even under a magnifying glass. Additionally, even running a wet cotton swab over Rohrer & Klingner Salix ink failed to feather the lines, which is quite impressive.

Water Test

Rohrer & Klingner Salix ink is not considered waterproof, but we would label it as definitely water resistant, if not waterproof, as there was no feathering, smudging or smearing when running a wet cotton swab over this ink after a 3 minute dry time.


Rohrer & Klingner Salix ink will produce some light to medium shading, which is more noticeable the larger sized nib used.

Overall – Rohrer & Klingner Salix Ink

High quality, imported German ink, very pretty unique shade, with good shading, no feathering, very close to waterproof at a wonderful price for a large 50 ml. bottle. Definitely a great ink to purchase up at Pen Chalet.