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Robert Oster Signature Inks – Part 3

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#1 Cyber6

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 19:58

Robert Oster Signature Inks - Quick review of 7 lovely inks

 

 
 You can find Part 1 here.   :D  
 You can find Part 2 here.   :D 
 You can find Part 4 here.   :D 
 

 

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I AM BAAACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!..   :lol:  :lol:

 

 

And I have some more Robert Oster Inks for your pleasure…  ;) 

 

 

If this is the first time you are reading about Robert Oster Signature Inks,   he is a lovely Australian gentleman and produces high quality Fountain Pen Ink.  You can find it in eBay-AU:  http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/osteralia

 

For international orders, please use his email: Signature@RobertOster.com

 

 

 

You can find more reviews of his inks in the links provided above. (Part 1 and Part 2) 

 

 

 

On Part 3, the list of inks reviewed will be:

 

 

·         Barosa Grape

·         Pinky

·         Peach

·         Ever Green

·         Spearmint

·         Tranquility

·         Dark Chocolate

 

 

 

I have never mentioned the packaging...  The inks come in wrapped in a gold foil paper... like the treasure they are.  Is fun to remove the wrapping and unveiled the jewel inside.    :wub:  :wub:

 

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Now to the inks...   :D

 

 

 

BLACK nRED

 

These inks flowed quite well on this paper…  They get along quite well… no bleed thru, no show thru and no feathering whatsoever..  I use a wet flex broad, my pen dumps a bunch of ink and the behavior was flawless.

 

 

 

Barosa Grape:      (don’t confuse with Barbosa)  LOL.   Gorgeous Purple.  A must have to any purple lover..  Shading, Sheen, … on a wet pen it looks like Ink of Witch..  very dark,   

 

 

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Pinky:          You can’t call me a pink lover….. but Pinky is really the kind of pink I don’t mind.  Is not retina-searing (which I dislike) and it has a vintage look without being chalky.   A lovely pink.

 

Peach:         Similar to Pinky, as in a more subdue color… with a vintage feel.  Is not in your face Orange.. Is so soft and delicate, you almost want to touch the “fuzz”…   :lol:  :lol: 

 

 

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Ever Green:      This bright green will please all straight green lovers… (I am more of a “murky” green lover) .. reminds me of MB Irish Green.  Bright and cheery.   :) 

 

Spearmint:        This one surprised me… I don’t know why I was expecting a more delicate green (you can tell I am no gardener..lol)…. Is a lovely green and more in my style of “dark” greens.  Sheen is amazing on this one.

 

 

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Tranquility:          YAY!!... Deep Sea younger sister…. Lol.   The hue is the same, but this one is more delicate.  The darker areas might look the same.. but Tranquility is lighter and you can tell in the lighter areas.  The shading is spectacular.  The sheen is not too shabby either…  :wub:  :wub: 

 

Dark Chocolate:  Is very interesting…  Is a chocolate with mauve undertones.  :wub:   I remember finding Rober Oster Chocolate with pink undertones… so not surprised this one (Dark Chocolate) has also some other tones.  I personally love when ink looks different with different lighting.  Nothing wrong with that.   This makes it a lovely ink for sketching.  :wub:  :wub: 

 

 

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RHODIA DOT PAD

No bleed thru, no show thru and no feathering.

 

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TOMOE RIVER

No bleed thru, no show thru and no feathering.

 

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MUJI Notebook

No bleed thru, no show thru and no feathering.  Please note, not all MUJI paper is fountain pen friendly.  This one is the “black cover” notebook.  They do quite well with ink, wet pens and they do show sheen.

 

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Summary 

 

What can I say, I am still very impressed with Robert Oster Signature Inks.  Can’t say I am head over heels with all his colors, he still needs a DEEP RED… and a straight BROWN.. but the range and quality of Blues and Greens is just MAGNIFICENT….   I personally like his purples, oranges, amber… and odd colors (Copper for example)   :D 

 

I’ve been told there is an exclusive Red (exclusive to SAKURA) .. and I am trying to get a sample of that for comparison sake.   So, hopefully I am not done with Robert Oster anytime soon.   ;) 

 

 

Hope you guys have enjoyed another quick trip through Robert Oster Signature Ink heaven..  :happycloud9: 

 

 

Disclaimer: Not affiliated to Robert Oster.. yadda yadda…. :P 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 20:01

You want some sheen !!!!...  

 

Spearmint

 

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Tranquility

 

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(Sorry for the crappy pics... but you can see the impressive sheen)   :D  :D

 

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 20:04

Peach looks really nice. Today I've received Barosa from Sakura Pen Gallery and will try it soon :) As for the others I was afraid Spearmint will be something disgusting but it's not. I'm not crazy about the color but is looks dark enough for most occasions. Tranquility looks like another sheen monster. Thank you C for the photos and comparison :)



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 00:35

Pinky is very cute! Kind of reminds me of Diamine Carnation.



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:12

Pinky???!!! When did Pinky arrive? Did anyone tell Amber?

Honestly, you've got to check for new Oster inks about once a week, or sooner.

And peach looks nice.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:57

Pinky is very cute! Kind of reminds me of Diamine Carnation.

 

 

You know .. you are very right... I just compare them both.  Carnation is a less saturated version of Pinky.

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:58

Peach looks really nice. Today I've received Barosa from Sakura Pen Gallery and will try it soon :) As for the others I was afraid Spearmint will be something disgusting but it's not. I'm not crazy about the color but is looks dark enough for most occasions. Tranquility looks like another sheen monster. Thank you C for the photos and comparison :)

 

 

You are very welcome.   You have to tell me what you are missing, so I can send you samples of the rest.

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 12:02

Pinky???!!! When did Pinky arrive? Did anyone tell Amber?

Honestly, you've got to check for new Oster inks about once a week, or sooner.

And peach looks nice.

 

 

Pinky was there for some time...  :P

 

And is not the retina searing type that Amber likes..  ;)

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:45

WRT Retinal Searing, I'm still waiting for Nathan to develop Bay State Red.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 01:59

Just in case anybody is interested, the Sakura Pen Gallery have a set of swabs of Robert Oster inks up --

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:21

Just in case anybody is interested, the Sakura Pen Gallery have a set of swabs of Robert Oster inks up --

 

http://www.sakurafou...t-amp-vullingen

 

Blue Lagoon???... Lemon Grass???   ::fainting::....    every time I blink, there is more... :lol: :lol:

 

Ah... I also saw Green-Black on his Facebook....  It looks YUMMY!!!  :wub: :wub:

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:23

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:52

U are awesome...
Thank you for showing us these inks...

I love tranquility,peach and barosa grape

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:04

Excellent work! Thank you so much for raising awareness of these new inks.

 

I will now take a moment or two to investigate "Dark Chocolate"  B)  :)

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:15

Are these inks highly saturated like Sailor or watery à la française like J. Herbin and Callifolio?



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:22

Are these inks highly saturated like Sailor or watery à la française like J. Herbin and Callifolio?

 

Good question. Cyber6's gorgeously expressive pen always puts down so much ink it's often difficult to tell.

 

(I adore that nib  :wub: )



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 12:34

Are these inks highly saturated like Sailor or watery à la française like J. Herbin and Callifolio?

 

 

They are saturated inks.. NOT watery like J.Herbin...   They are NOT "thick" like some of the Noodlers highly saturated inks.. They are the "goldilock" of inks... Not too much and not too little.  :D :D

 

Some are easier to clean than others..  but that is expected, and none was difficulty at all.  

 

Beside great flow and bright colors.. the best things about these inks are the shade and sheen...  :wub: :wub:

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 12:56

 

 

They are saturated inks.. NOT watery like J.Herbin...   They are NOT "thick" like some of the Noodlers highly saturated inks.. They are the "goldilock" of inks... Not too much and not too little.  :D :D

 

Some are easier to clean than others..  but that is expected, and none was difficulty at all.  

 

Beside great flow and bright colors.. the best things about these inks are the shade and sheen...  :wub: :wub:

 

 

C.

 

 

That's great to hear. I think I should hunt down some later.



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 22:08

I managed to get a sample of Graphite. Boy, am I in love with this ink. When wet and new on the page, it appears slate grey, but dries to a love dark blue-grey-green. I wish i had ordered a bottle of this one as it's become one of my favourite inks overall!

 

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 22:17

Oh Gosh!!..  I am in love with Graphite too... :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:  ..

 

I haven't seen it for sale?...   I gorgeous... 

 

 

Thanks SOOO MUCH for posting... (I think... :unsure:)...  Now I have to hunt down a bottle.. :lol: :lol:

 

 

 

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