Ink Review #376: Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris


It's blue black week! I love blue black inks, and today's is Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris. I got this sample of ink from a sample swap, but you can find it for sale at Pen Chalet.


The color:

Verdigris is a beautiful blue black. It does have a big of green in it, but not enough that I would call it a teal.



In large swabs there is a little bit of red sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Leuchtturm paper.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingmedium sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Thunderstorm, Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris, and Bungubox 4B. Click here to see the R&K inks together. I actually love all three of these inks.

KWZ Warsaw Dreaming, Robert Oster Blue Black, and Diamine Blue/Black. Click here to see the blue black inks together.

Longer Writing:

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on G. Lalo stationery. The ink had a lovely wet flow. 

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on G. Lalo stationery. The ink had a lovely wet flow. 

Overall, I really love this ink. There is a bit of feathering on Leuchtturm when you lay it down really wet, but other than that it's pretty well behaved. I love the color and the wet flow, and it's only $12 for a 50ml bottle, which is pretty affordable for fountain pen ink. 

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this ink as a part of a sample swap with a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but is not sponsored in any way.