Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldrun ink

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink Review & Giveaway!

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink is a unique color that is one of the most popular of all of their colors. This light green ink is truly unique with a base green color and hits of yellow gold. Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink is fun to write with as it has good flow and is easy to clean.

Rohrer & Klingner ink company has been in business for over 120+ years in Germany, beginning in 1892. They carry a wide assortment of fountain pen inks, calligraphy inks, drawing inks, and more.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink we used for this review.

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink

We found the following traits while testing Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink that you may find helpful:

Testing Factors

For this review we used French made Rhodia dot pad paper with a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen. The dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Rohrer & Klingner fountain pen inks come in a mid-sized, 50 ml. round glass bottle. The bottle is not unique or distinguishable but is functional and has a large wide lid making it easy to access the ink. Also available for use with the bottle is the Rohrer & Klingner Erka Rapid Reservoir, an internal inkwell for easy filling of your fountain pen. This inkwell is re-usable and can be moved from one bottle to the next.


Rohrer & Klingner Alt inks cost a reasonable $11.95 for the 50 ml. glass bottle, which is quite good due the fact they are imported from Germany.

Dry Time

We found a mid ranged dry time of 8-10 seconds while testing the Alt Goldgrun ink. This dry time was experienced with the glass dip pen on Rhodia paper. Other papers and nib sizes may produce different results.

Bleed Through

Using Rhodia dot paper, we did not experience any bleeding with the Alt Goldgrun ink, even during the cotton swab test. Cheaper paper that soaks up the ink more you may experience some additional bleeding, which is to be expected.


Again, using Rhodia dot paper, we did not experience any feathering during normal use while testing the Alt Goldgrun ink. However, during the water test, we did notice some feathering, but only at the very wettest part of the test.

Water Test

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink is not waterproof. During the water test, where we run a cotton swab soaked in water over a dried ink sample, we did not notice a lot of color smearing and only slight feathering at the wettest points.


Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink has wonderful shading potential with the right nib and handwriting style. It will produce darker olive green to light yellow-gold colors. This shading is one reason for its popularity, making it one of the most unique inks on the market today.

Conclusion about the Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink should be placed on your “to buy” ink color list. Alt Goldgrun ink is a non-traditional color that fountain pen lovers have in their collection due to its wonderful shading characteristics and unique color. It’s that perfect ink color for journal writing, notes, letters and other non-business writing. Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun ink is well-priced, has a medium dry time and comes from a historic German ink company that continues to produce high performance inks in today’s digital age. Happy Writing.

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Angelina Hernandez
6 years ago

Omg! This color is awesome!!! So beautiful.

6 years ago

Cool thanks for the giveaway!

David Knapp
6 years ago

I’d like to see you review Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz

6 years ago

How about reviewing some holiday colors?

Andrew J Mulnix
6 years ago

It is an interesting color. I don’t have any inks by this brand

6 years ago

I have been looking for a goto green to use and have been getting different ink samples like the Lamy Green and Diamine Apple glory. I like the Lamy, but have been wanting to also try Rohrer & Klingner inks. I would put this to very good use.

Geoff M
6 years ago

Unique spunky color to suit Nature alive, no idea how many till the end will survive, have been following Pen Chalet avidly, still awaiting my turn to prize surprisingly!!

Alexis Morelos
6 years ago

A great shading green, thanks for the giveaway.

Tosa Puvapiromquan
6 years ago

Thank you for another fantastic review. Alt-goldgrun has been on my list of must have inks for a while now and this review only reinforces that. Gonna have to bump it to the top of the list!

6 years ago

I’ve heard about this ink for quite some time. It’s very cool!

matthew fitzgerald
6 years ago

Makes a great winter holidays color.

Amy R.
6 years ago

This color is a perfect leaf green! Love it.

Jennifer shepit
6 years ago

I have a feeling this is going to be my new favourite ink – the colour I’ve been searching for!

6 years ago

This is a gorgeous green ! It’s definitely on my wishlist !!

6 years ago

I love this ink, great shading and a unique color. I’d like to see a review of Diamine Frosted Orchid.

Melanie B
6 years ago

I have had my eye on this ink!

6 years ago

This ink has been on my buy list for awhile and I am so glad that you reviewed it! The shading it has looks spectacular and I can see why it is a favorite. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I am a winner!

Gini Cooper
6 years ago

So pretty! I’d love to see some Organics Studio inks reviewed.

Douglas Shimizu
6 years ago

Really cool colour. Would love to try it.

Jeff Loo
6 years ago

I would love to try this ink color!!

6 years ago

I’ve had my eye on this ink for a while. Looks good!

Laura Toledo
6 years ago

What a beautiful color!

6 years ago

I have been wanting to try this ink andcomor for sometime. It’s really a stunner.

David Murphy
6 years ago

I love me some Goldgrun, but I’d love to see more focus on work-appropriate ink with no sheen, little-to-no shading, and just all around good performance, particularly on poor paper.

6 years ago

I would love to see y’all carry and review the Akkerman ink line. I would also like to see a review of Monteverde Green.

Lisa Haynes
6 years ago

How about reviewing some browns?

Margot C
6 years ago

This week I like the Omas Sepia fountain pen ink. I don’t know if you have ever reviewed it.

6 years ago

Greens are one of my favorite colors to “collect”, but I’ve never tried this brand of ink. I would definitely be interested!

6 years ago

Thank you for your review! The ink has a beautiful colour but I have made the experience that it doesn’t flow very well in finer nibs, up to the point where it is almost unusuable (depending on the paper).

Danny R
6 years ago