By all rights, there is no way I should like an ink like Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün. Black inks and blue inks (and variations thereof) are my go-to colors, and it is rare that I find a non-standard color like Old Gold-Green making it into my daily carry. But wow, it is going to be hard to leave this one out.
I first heard of this ink when I was working at JetPens. When we were considering carrying the R&K ink line most of the comments we received said something along the lines of "Decide how many of each ink color you are ordering, then double that for Alt-Goldgrün." Looking at the color online, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. This color has almost a cult following, and after using it, I can see why.
The main reason why so many people love this ink is the shading. You can probably see it better in the larger size of the photo, but the range of colors on the page is outstanding. The greens range from olive to lime, with shades of gold, yellow, and brown coming through as well. It is a truly unique color.
So now I have a dilemma. Do I go with a bottle of Alt-Goldgrün and commit to a regular load out? I'm not ready for that yet I don't think. I think the next step is to give it a good run in one of my F or EF nib pens and see how it performs.
How many of you use Alt-Goldgrün on a regular basis?
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