Caligraphy ink for nibs, brushes, airbrushes (not for fountain pens), pigments in pure acrylate binder, water-based, application is either transparent or opaque depending on the colour, non-yellowing, age resistant, erase-proof, adhesive tape resistant, smudge and water resistant, can be photocopied, colours can be mixed with one another, lightfastness (non-fading) is either satisfactory or of the highest degree depending on the colour.
Rohrer & Klingner calligraphy ink was developed in collaboration with the Schmincke company and comprises an assortment of 24 brilliant colour tones with a high degree of edge sharpness and an ideal drying time. The pigment ink is designed as much for calligraphy as it is for technical purposes and is suitable for use on many substrates like drawing paper and board, transparent paper and frosted polyester film (e.g. POLYESTER COPYING-DRAFTING FILM). In the case of calligraphy, more absorbent paper like hand-made vat paper, Ingres, etc. can also be used.
You can use nib pens or brushes for working with Rohrers calligraphy ink as well as airbrushes and isograph pens (0.35 mm). The wide range of uses runs the gamut from sketching and drafting to calligraphy and through to wet-in-wet watercolour painting. All colours can be mixed with one another and with ROHRER & KLINGNER TRADITIONAL INK. Shake well before using! Your tools can be cleaned with ROHRER´S SPECIAL CLEANER.
Paper or board with a smooth surface should be used when drawing or writing with ink so that the nib can glide freely. Recommended is paper with both internal and external sizing because it will prevent the ink from bleeding and increases the brilliance of the colours. A soft paper or a rough surface can end up becoming ruffled so that the quill will get stuck, especially when the application is done quickly. Calligraphy inks are often found being used on ACETATE FILM. In that instance, preliminary tests should be made to be sure that the ink will be accepted. Substrates that are great for drawing and writing with quill and ink include ELEPHANT HIDE, HAHNEMÜHLE PEN AND INK DRAWING PAD or even the satin-finished paper from the CLAIREFONTAINE writing pads.