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Robert Oster Signature Inks - Blue Denim And Bondi Blue

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#1 dcwaites

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:29

I stumbled across Robert Oster and his signature inks on eBay recently, see here.

 

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This is the front of a rather ordinary copy paper - Australian Reflex from some years ago. It is somewhat absorbent, so the dry times are really fast. However, even on this paper, there is no feathering or spreading.

 

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I am showing the back of this scan to show that there is some spotting of bleed through that is visible, but they are otherwise a very well behaved inks.

 

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This is the front of a better quality paper, Fuji Xerox Sustainable Earth copy paper. It is no longer available, but it is comparable to Double A, Kokuyo Campus or Nakabayashi papers. You can see that shading is more prominent on this paper.

 

I haven't shown a view of the back because there was nothing to see. No show-through, no bleeding, just white paper.

 

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This is Tomoe River paper, but given that the ink behaved so well on the FX paper, there is not much improvement here, however the dry times are substantially longer.

 

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This is the back of the TR paper, demonstrating the show-through that is synonymous with this paper. What looks like bleeding just above seems to be an artefact, as it is not visible on the paper.

 

Other notes --

The ink is reasonably saturated, but seems to have little surfactant. The Bondi Blue in particular has a hard time wetting a freshly cleaned nib.

The first scan, on the lined paper, was done with the two Jinhao 599 pens that came with the inks. The other scans were made with a #6 Chinese nib fitted into a dip pen holder.

Currently the vendor only has international shipping options on one ink, the Yellow Sunset. I don't know if he is willing to add that to the other inks, but if you aren't in Australia, and you are interested in the inks, just ask him.

 

The two inks I have tried here are worthy competitors to the Blackstone Colours of Australia inks from Justwrite in Brisbane - Sydney Harbour Blue and Barrier Reef Blue. I don't think it is a matter of either/or, but both.

 


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:19

Thanks so much David.. I will send and email to Mr. Oster..  hoping I can get some of his inks over the ocean.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 01:33

Thanks for alerting me to this David. Looks like a screaming bargain for we antipodeans.

 

I've just ordered chocolate, sky blue and emerald and will report back next week if I have time.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:36

WHOO HOO


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:33

Thank you David. I just placed an order for the Blue Night.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 17:48

Thank you!


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:59

I have been asked to pass this on to FPN members from Robert Oster

 

 

 

It would be preferable for customers and friends outside of Australia to contact us on signature a t robertoster d o t c o m.

In the interim, we are able to combine shipping for international customers and friends at the AU$25.50 satchel rate for 500g which allows six (6) 50ml bottles per satchel. This, presently, needs to be organised via the above contact point. Ebay's international option presently does not combine shipping of our goods outside of Australia at this time.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:38

My Experience:

 

I recently ordered multiple bottles from Robert Oster....we had several communications back and forth..

 

Rob responds quickly, and is a gentleman.

 

My inks shipped quickly, and I am anxious to start writing with them...My experience with shipments from Australia is that it is quite slow...Ugh!

 

If you are on the fence, jump over and place an order...and I suggest dealing direct as opposed to going thru ebay. 

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:58

My Experience:
 
I recently ordered multiple bottles from Robert Oster....we had several communications back and forth..
 
Rob responds quickly, and is a gentleman.
 
My inks shipped quickly, and I am anxious to start writing with them...My experience with shipments from Australia is that it is quite slow...Ugh!
 
If you are on the fence, jump over and place an order...and I suggest dealing direct as opposed to going thru ebay. 
 
 signature@robertoster.com
 
I have no affiliation , I am just an enthusiastic customer.
 
Bill


Same as my experience getting shipments from the US! The worst has to he Chinese post though. 2 weeks to a month is just awful. But then again usually the shipping is free so I guess it doesn't quite fit the same category as the others.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 13:54

More Robert Oster ink reviews here...    :lol:  :lol:

 

 

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