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Ink Review: Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun


Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun

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.


Writing Sample – Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun with Lamy Safari EF

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.


Elsewhere on the web:
The Laurel Tree
Nothing Spaces
Yolin Moon (not in English but beautiful use of the ink!)


The Beginning of the Beginning

…of what we hope is a long and exciting journey.

The first of our shipments have begun arriving! We have currently placed orders or begun discussions with several companies, and the first three have arrived. It’s been a learning curve with UPS and getting through customs with brokerage fees and duties.

We are putting Private Reserve ink (US), Sailor fountain pens and ink (Japan) and Rohrer & Klingner ink (Germany) up on the site now. While you can’t actually buy anything yet – we haven’t quite launched the site live – you will be able to on April 17th. We’ve set this date in anticipation of the some of the other products we hope to have soon, but some of our orders are coming from pretty far so they might not be up on the site by launch.


The following ink colours are available in Private Reserve, all in 50mL glass bottles except the Invincible Black:


Gray Flannel
Shoreline Gold
Rose Rage
Ebony Purple
Fiesta Red
Naples Blue
Midnight Blues
Spearmint Green
Ultra Black-Fast Dry

Invincible Black (60mL)


The following colours are available in Rohrer and Klingner inks, available in 50mL glass bottles:


Blau Permanent
Leipsician Black

Iron-Gall Scabiosa
Iron-Gall Salix

And as well, we’re carrying three colours in the traditional drawing ink – not meant for fountain pens – for technical drawing, calligraphy or dip pens. They come in beautiful, large glass bottles and are available in: paynesgrau, bordeaux and ceresschwarz. 


We are also carrying Sailor products.


In fountain pens, we have the Reglus, Professional Gear Slim and Professional Gear in black, grey and orange. We don’t have nib sizes available for all pens, but we do have at least one of each of their seven nibs sizes available.

In Sailor inks we have available in 50mL glass bottles:


and the two:

Carbon Nano Black (also available in cartridge)
Carbon Nano Blue-Black (also available in cartridge)


We are expecting to get some paper and a few other fountain pen brands in soon from Germany, Japan, the US, China and India.