Alt-Goldgrün comes from Germany and is one of those colors that I thought I wouldn’t like…it looks a lot like pea soup. But something about it is kind of appealing, and for whatever reason it’s been one of the most popular R&K inks since we started carrying the brand. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it’s pretty unique in color from most other inks.
The dry time is a tad on the long side, expect that it’ll be shorter on more absorbent paper. The level of saturation of the ink is pretty low, which gives it some pretty good shading, no doubt a great appeal for the ink. It essentially has no water resistance though, after putting the drips on the page for 30 seconds or so, the ink all but disappeared. The upside of that though is that it’s one of the easiest inks to clean out of a pen that I’ve ever used.
There really isn’t a color exactly like Alt-Goldgrün, but below are the closest ones I’ve found:
Alt-Goldgrün comes in a 50ml bottle, and is available at GouletPens.com in both bottle and sample form. I do sell this ink, so read my whole review with that in mind and use your own research and judgment to determine which inks are best for you.
Check out the other Rohrer and Klingner reviews I’ve done:
If you’ve used Alt-Goldgrün, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!