Alt-Goldgrun – Rohrer & Klingner

Rohrer & Klingner operates since 1892. At the moment it’s the fifth generation of the family that manages the company. I guess that after 122 years they know what they are doing.

R&K inks offer amazing quality for amazing price. In my country a bnottle of R&K ink costs 5-6 $. I know it’s a bit more expensive in America, yet I believe the price is still reasonable.

I find it interesting that Rohrer & Klingner seems to focus mainly on the content and not on the bottles. Inks come in industrial looking bottle taht is quite handy but there’s just nothing fancy about it. It’s surprising.


Anyway they offer eighteen colors, some stunning, some boring but all have good qualities and are easy to clean.


  1. Alt-bordeaux
  2. Alt-Goldgrun
  3. Blu Mare
  4. Blue Permanent
  5. Cassia
  6. Fernambuc
  7. Helianthus
  8. Leipziger-Schwarz
  9. Magenta
  10. Morinda
  11. Royal Blue
  12. Salix
  13. Scabiosa
  14. Sepia
  15. Smaragdgrun
  16. Solferino
  17. Verdigris
  18. Verdura

It’s time to re-review this inks.

Alt-Goldgrun is one of my all time favourite inks and one of few I’ve actually managed to use full bottle. Depending on the pen and nib and paper you use effect may vary. One thing is sure though – this ink is still quite unique. Sure, may companies decided to add complex yellow-greens to their lines but I believe Rohrer & Klingner ALt-Goldgrun was one of first such colors on the market.

The ink feels very wet and offers great shading. If you look for water resistance in the ink, this one will disappoint you. Apart from that I can only write about it in superlatives. I’ve heard some people had problem with it feathering but I haven’t experienced such misbehaviour.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID

Color Range

Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Claasic Sport, B

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

Kokuyo Campus Myo, Kaweco Classic Sport, B


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