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Rohrer & Klingner Pens and Inks

Rohrer & Klingner
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In 1892, the lithographer Johann Adolf Rohrer first began production of inks for lithograph machines. The Rohrer & Klingner company was later founded in Leipzig Germany by Johann Adolf Rohrer junior and Felix Arthur Klingner in 1907. The company is still known today as the Rohrer & Klingner Leipzig-Co.

The Rohrer & Klingner company was relocated in 1982 to the city of Zella-Mehlis Germany and continues today with the fifth generation of employees still making the same high quality products. Using the well established recipes, each ink is still hand made using traditional, gentle methods for consistent quality that make this German brand so great. These traditional recipes and production methods allow for renewable resources.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Rohrer & Klingner pens and inks.

Country: Germany

Customer Reviews

Bottled(50ml)
Can't say enough good things about the Alt Goldgrun - truly the standout in the RK offerings, and the gold standard when t comes to olive green inks
marcus
mississauga, ON
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
Much better in design (and presentation) than the Herbin-branded dip pen. The nib is longer, more polished at the tip. The grip seems less cramped.
petra
usaf academy, CO
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Bottled(50ml)
This is an ink color that though has been years around, its always welcome and re-stocked in my shelve. Shades like angels! Lovely greens, wet, nice flow, for all nibs and pens. A must have. The bottle hold a huge ml and perfect design to ink pens. Fast, secure, well packed delivery even during pandemic 2019-2020 only from Pen Chalet!
Monica
Las Vegas, NV
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sample(4ml)
This color is exactly as Pen Chalet's photo which is greatly appreciated. Some inks don't bring the sample option but Pen Chalet has always had those that I want to try first before getting a full ink bottle. Always screwed tightly so I never receive them with leaks instead perfectly secure, clean, well packed and fast delivery from Pen Chalet!
Monica
Las Vegas, NV
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Bottled(50ml)
Scabiosa is a good iron gall ink in a pleasant color.
Sophia
Chula Vista, CA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Sample(4ml)
“Smaragdgrun” has a bit of blue, a little shading, is strong but with enough reserve to be used on correspondence. Greener than Pelikan’s “Jade”.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Bottled(50ml)
Good general use ink. The colors are pretty standard, the Alt Goldgrun being the exception. Stunning shading and a really interesting olive color. All around these are nice every day workhorse type inks. I have not tried the iron gall colors.
Diana
HOLLY, MI
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Bottled(50ml)
Alt goldgrun is one of those colors that might make you happy or not. It's a olive color that can be fairly dark pine green in wetter nibs and lighter, almost yellow-green in drier ones. It's well behaved and is a decent amount for the price. It took me a while to warm up to the color but now it's one of my favorites. As always, try out a sample before committing to a bottle.
Alice
Medford, MA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled(50ml)
I purchased the Salix ink in a bid to find a professional color for work. It's beautiful and permanent and thus far has proven easy to clean out of a pen. I didn't want to mess around with pigment residue in my pens so I thought to try iron gall.
This ink is a lovely color which changes overnight.
It starts off a royal blue, but darkens to a more midnight blue. It's a good ink for sure. Not too hard to clean out thus far.
James
North Brookfield, MA
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Bottled(50ml)
What a beautiful color! Great shading. Wonderful balance of grey and warm tones. I’ll use this regularly.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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Glass
This is the first time I've ordered from Pen Chalet. Great customer service before the sale. I had some questions and concerns and they answered them all promptly. Ordered this glass pen and am very pleased. Received it promptly and the Pen was very nice. Very good experience overall. Will buy other items from this company anytime.
James
Edwardsville, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sample(4ml)
After preliminary trial it appears to be a very respectable and waterproof ink. Just what I was looking for. It goes onto my "to buy" list.
Barbara
Toronto, ON
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sample(4ml)
Good ink and good volume
Tommy
Groveton, TX
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Sample(4ml)
Love the color
Tom
Minneota, MN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
This is the better choice for glass dip pen. I like this over J.herbin glass dip pen.
Jeannie
Queens Village, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
As others have said, these are the perfect instruments for testing ink, as they are so easy to clean. Obviously, they are beautiful, and the amount of ink they hold is surprising - much larger capacity than metal nibs. Very comfortable writing, and you can control the width a little by tilting the pen.
Charles
Tularosa, NM
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Bottled(50ml)
I purchased Scabiosa because I was looking for a purple ink that wasn't screamingly obtrusive, and I'm pleased to say that Scabiosa hits the right spot. It's a lovely dusty, vintage-y, unsaturated purple that has just enough colour to be interesting on paper without calling too much attention to itself. The fact that this ink holds up under a thorough soaking (never mind a drip test) is the proverbial icing on the cake.
CSL
Kuching, Sarawak
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Bottled(50ml)
Good iron gall ink
Geonil
Gwangju, Gwangju
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled(50ml)
I bought "Scabiosa", which is an iron-gall-based ink in a dusty purple color. It has excellent water resistance, great flow, pretty good feathering resistance on good and above average paper, and thus far has been very low maintenance for my pen. Great value too! I also really like the bottle: it has a minimalist design, dark brown glass with a contrasting satin-matte bright aluminum twist-off cap.
Natalia
Allston, MA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled(50ml)
The Rohrer & Klingner Cassia is just one of the prettiest purples out there. A nice shade that to me looks like a bright, true purple. Great ink.
Suzana
Monument, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
Lovely glass dip pen. Sturdier than you'd think, too - I've clanged it against a glass a little harder than I should have a couple of times, and it's holding up fine. The dip pen itself is so pretty and makes ink testing a breeze.
Suzana
Monument, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
My first experience with a glass dip pen and extremely pleased. Ordered both colors. Very smooth writing, held the ink very well and was able to write like a pro. Wish these came in more colors, would buy them all. Based my purchase off of numerous reviews of this particular brand. Shipping was fast and will come back soon.
Jannette
Vidor, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled(50ml)
Love the color! Product was exactly a described.
Patti
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
This review is for Rohrer-Kolninger glass dip pen: What a beautifully crafted glass pen with rather a simple shape! It feels somewhat heavier than other brand glass dip pens. It feels good to hold in my hand. One thing I noticed is that this pen seems to hold the ink much longer period of time than other brand pens. When I thought I wiped off the ink from the flutes of the writing tip with a paper towel, I was still able to write few more words without re-dipping. That means that the flutes are better engineered to hold the ink more efficiently. So it is advisable that we wash the writing tip under the running faucet water before dipping into a different color ink to avoid the color mixing of the ink.
Chull
Pittsburgh, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glass
Writing with a glass dip pen is a newly discovered pleasure for me. Of course, there is the practical benefit of using it to test sample inks. But writing with a glass dip pen is uniquely satisfying. Plus, I appreciate the simplicity and the history of a technology that dates back to the 17th century. The process of writing with a dip pen allows me to collect my thoughts and organize ideas before committing them to paper and I find that I look for excuses to use it.

One final comment - the dip pen is a wonderful tool for applying shimmering inks. It doesn't clog and cleans with a simple wipe from a damp paper towel. What can I say? I love this pen!

One more final comment - if you have someone in your life who appreciates finer things, this and a quality ink makes for a wonderful gift. I guarantee this is a one-of-a-kind present.
Steven
Long Beach, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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