Pantone hath spoken…
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Kudos to Leigh as well as the bidders. You are the BEST!
Oh, and please let others know about the auction. Thanks for helping to make it an amazing success.
There are a few inexpensive calligraphy pens that might have decent nibs. Tonight I thought I’d do a comparison of the Manuscript Italic and the Sheaffer Calligraphy, but the pens have cartridges that are far too troublesome to refill. Both have narrow necks that won’t release the ink. So much for using the same ink in both pens. Let that be a suggestion, or perhaps it should be a warning, to purchase a converter even if you go cheap with the pen. You’ll be so glad you did.
Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün is special and here is why.
The turquoise ink, Sailor Sky High, looks very pretty next to Alt-Goldgrün. Note that it does not separate into color components though it does look quite brilliant. Alt-Goldgrün is not unique, but it is uncommon in revealing its true colors. Inks that separate in this fashion have a depth that gives them special appeal and often a very loyal following.
Rohrer & Klingner inks are carried by Jet Pens and several other online retailers, but the company website is worth a visit, too. They have been in business for over 100 years. Their products continue to be made by hand and with the exception of Sepia, the writing inks can be mixed to create additional colors.
My only quibble is that the caps can be ill-fitting. Not a deterrent if you keep bottles in the upright position and insure the cap is free of ink. Otherwise, a bit might drip down the side of the bottle. Folex rescued my carpet so no permanent damage was done.
My collection includes nine of the eighteen inks of which four or five would be on my list of favorites. That is high praise indeed.
Jet Pens has a giveaway and you are invited. If you aren’t a subscriber to their newsletter, you’ll need to do that first, but that’s a good thing. Their mailing list is a handy way to insure you don’t miss out on their newest items and ever-expanding inventory. They send email only when there is good reason to so it never seems spammy, and right now there is a rOtring giveaway to sweeten the deal. The drawing will be on October 10 so get cracking fellow inkophiles.