Rohrer and Klingner Smaragdgrün is a German ink that comes in a 50ml bottle. The name translates (roughly) to emerald green, and that’s a pretty appropriate name for this ink. It’s an attractive green, with just a little bit of blue to it.

The thing that surprised me is how fast it dries, it’s quite fast! Under 10 second dry time on Rhodia paper is always impressive to me. The saturation, shading, and flow are all pretty average. The water resistance is pretty poor, but the flip side of that is that the ink cleans out of the pen quite easily.

I used a Ruby Lamy Al-Star with a medium nib for this review, mainly because it’s a popular style of pen and the nib size is a good balance between dry time and shading ability.

Ruby Red Lamy Al-Star

I tend to like darker greens than Smaragdgrün, but it is still on my ‘acceptable’ list for a usable green. I like seeing a little darker shade of green ink. There are a few good greens in this range, here are some of the comparable colors:

Smaragdgrün comes in a 50ml bottle, and is available at 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:

Blau Permanent
Blue Mare

If you’ve used Smaragdgrün, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!