Robert Oster Signature Inks are a new line coming out of South Australia and are making enthusiasts sit up and take notice! They are very competitively priced too.
So, I acquired a handful of these, thus:
- Emerald Green
- Deep Sea
- Bondi Blue
- Fire Engine Red
- Yellow Sunset
In the following short reviews the writing samples are created using an Osmiroid B4 italic nib and an Esterbrook 2048 fitted to a standard XT Esterbrook dip-less pen holder.
All writing is by dipping. More time is needed to discover how these inks behave in cartridges, converters or eyedroppers.
Swabs for comparison with other inks will be provided later in the week – I’m all out of Q-tips!
So, it's off to the beach and the clear blue skies...
This is a bright blue quite reminiscent of Diamine Asa blue. Not a great deal of shading (no sheen either), but quite pleasant overall. Probably a little too light for my purposes, though I may find a use for it yet! Dry time is similar to Deep Sea - perhaps it's a coastal air thing!
Paper is, of course, Rhodia.