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on saleRohrer & Klingner Solferino - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code RK40340050

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50ml Bottle

50ml glass bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Solferino (Solferino Purple) fountain pen ink.

Rohrer & Klingner
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
21.6mm (0.85in)
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


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Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

One phenomenal electric purple looking ink

Crystal B.
Gorgeous, Packed with Color

I bought this ink because I was looking for a match with Colorverse's Einstein Ring, which is presently out of stock - and I was not disappointed. It's a very close match, with beautiful, rich color. It's right in the middle of the road wrt wetness, and dries very quickly. I also love the Rohrer and Klinger inks, as they seem somewhat more water/smudge resistant than many. I highly recommend this ink! Great value for the price.

John S.
Rohrer & Klingner Solferino Ink

This is a lovely ink to use. The colour just sings to you. As far as useability, the ink will bleed through a lower quality paper, but seems to dry relatively quickly. I used the ink on three different papers, using a Noodler's Flex Nib pen and a glass dip pen and loved how the ink handled in all these situations. It works wonderfully on Lechsturm journal paper - no bleed through and flows beautifully. Definitely an ink that I will keep buying and using.

Lovely color for writing and brush painting

This is one of my favorite purples, a lovely vibrant orchid purplish-pink that still looks bright when used for writing, unlike many other purples which tend to look almost black when used with fine-nib pens. I tested out four or five different purples looking for a color like this one. The ink has a nice smooth flow, relatively on the wet side. Largely stays the same color when diluted with water for painting rather than revealing a different undertone (if you've never tried this, fyi ink can be used sort of like watercolor paint). I was expecting it to look really pink in diluted form but instead you get more of a lavender. See photos. In my opinion, the lack of layering is the only drawback of this color. If you paint with it you can of course get the ink to layer, but compared to other ink I have used in the same style of pens, the layering effect is minimal. For best layering results, make sure to let the ink dry between layers, which is not necessary for some other inks I have used. The metallic green sheen is very subtle and I never see it on written words, although this might be different if you use a calligraphy nib. I mostly use Extra-Fine pen nibs. So far I have only seen this sheen where the ink dries in very dark deliberately spilled spots. The sheen is what I'd describe as pistachio green. Again, this is almost never visible when I use the ink for writing or painting. If you like mixing your own ink colors, I have so far found this one to mix reasonably well with Diamine inks (e.g. with a darker purple or blue for some fun slightly more bluish purples).

My first favorite ink - the one that sparked my interest in fountain pens

I love Solferino - rich shade, but subtle. Doesn't scream, 'look at me!' Doesn't bleed. Great to use daily - I tire of using blues or blacks or even grays - wonderful as an accent color when I need color coding.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.