Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun is one of the most popular inks from the Rohrer and Klingner line of fountain pen inks and it’s one of my favourite greens. The more I use it, the more it grows on me. The “Goldgrun” is German for golden green and the hints of gold you get are part of the reason it shades so well.
This green is one of the inks I recommend most for teachers! I think quite a few years ago there was a push to use colours other than red for marking, as the red might be “too intense/angry” for students. Greens, purples, turquoises, oranges are all great. Of the greens, this is a bit of a more subtle green, not too bright or harsh.
The writing sample was done on Rhodia 80gsm paper with a Lamy Safari EF Nib.
While writing with an EF nib generally doesn’t give you enough line variation to show a lot of shading, you can still see a little in the close-up of the writing sample!
This is an ink with good lubrication – one of the few inks that I can use in my Lamy EF and still write smoothly. It’s got average dry time, and pretty good in terms of not feathering even on cheaper paper.