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Ink Swatches – Rohrer & Klingner

Rohrer and Klingner ink swatches

In today’s post I’d like to show you all the colors available in the standard line of inks from the famous Rohrer & Klingner as well as their Dokumentus line which adheres to the ISO 12757-2 standard which means they are certified , resistant to ethanol, hydrochloric acid, ammonia, bleach , water (obviously), erasure and are lightfast.

There’s also another standard, ISO 14145-2 which some other manufacturers use like Montblanc.

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Pennonia Tintenbuch – Ink Swabbing Book

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Hi! Today I’m going to present the Pennonia Tintenbuch. It is an ink swabbing book that will help you view the colors in your ink collection, you’ll be able to organize and compare your inks as you see fit. Our American readers are more than likely already familiar with a similar product called the Col-o-Ring created by The Well Appointed Desk. The Tintenbuch was created to fulfill my personal need to have a similar product at my disposal. I’m an avid pen enthusiast with a huge ink collection and I’ve been longing for a similar product like this ever since I saw my first ink swatch card. The problem and was that it is simply too expensive to buy products from the US when you are located in Europe. Not only is shipping expensive, but you will have to pay customs tax and VAT as well. If you’re also like me who lives in a small town you’ll also need to travel to the nearest customs office (which is 30 km from me). That’s basically why the Pennonia and the Tintenbuch exists.

So to sum it up, the Pennonia Tintenbuch is an ink swabbing book for us in Europe so we can also enjoy and organize our inks into neat little color swatches. Without further ado, let’s jump into the presentation!

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Review – Pelikan Souveran M805 Ocean Swirl Fountain Pen

Pelikan Ocean Swirl Pennonia Souveran M805

Hi and welcome to the review of the Pelikan Souveran M805 Ocean Swirl with an Medium nib. Everybody has probably heard about Pelikan pens since they are one of the oldest pen manufacturers in Europe and probably the whole world. Pelikan is known for its use of high quality materials and great craftsmanship. It’s one of the few companies which still uses cellulose acetate to create the pens not opting to change to newer plastics. The use of precious metals, cellulose, high quality plastics as well their piston filling system is a part why Pelikan pens command a premium price. Let’s dive into the review shall we!

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