Ink Review #600: Rohrer and Klingner Alt-Goldgrun


I used to hate olive greens but over the last year I’ve come to enjoy them. My shirt and sneakers today are both olive green. One olive green that’s really been growing on me is Rohrer and Klingner Alt-Goldgrun.


The color:

Alt-Goldgrun ranges from a light green to a deep olive green.



In large swabs there is lots of pretty shading.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the large nib sizes but did well in the smaller nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Alt-Goldgrun is similar to Taccia Uguisu Olive Green, but it’s not a great match. It’s a rather unique color. Click here to see the green inks together, and click here to see the Rohrer and Klingner inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Conklin Duragraph Forest Green with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I rather love this ink. The color is unusual and has some amazing shading.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.