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 him in eBay-AU: http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/osteralia
For international orders, please check: www.robertoster.com.au
So we are doing Part 4 !!!
This time we'll take a look at the following inks..
- Yellow Sunrise
- Direct Sun
- Red Orange
- Ruby (Exclusive to Sakura)
- Blue Sea
- Purple Rock
- Summer Storm (added at the last minute)
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.
Yellow Sunrise: Very BRIGHT.. Very Yellow!!!. Big Bird would be proud.. ... If you all remember, I am a big fan of Yellow Sunset… especially because it darkens inside the pen. If Yellow Sunrise does the same it will be fantastic. If not, well.. a full page of this is color is kind of hard on the eyes. For the BRIGHT and LOUD color lovers out there.
Direct Sun: If Red-Orange is a reddish-orange, Direct Sun is an orangey-red.. LOL... … Interesting and definitely a handsome color. I much prefer this kind of hues on cream paper… it makes them look vintage.
Red Orange: This is a lovely color.. I am an orange lover, so chances were I was going to like this.. This is a more subtle hue that I was expecting. Beside Peach, this one is more saturated… but not as bright as Orange. I can see a full page written with Red Orange on a cream paper… Heaven!!
Ruby (Exclusive to Sakura): SO EXCITED to get a sample of this!!!… I’ve been harassing Robert to get a dark red… So I guess I will still be harassing him.. LOL… But this is (to me) his best red. Is bright, crisp and clean. If you want Blood… this is the Oxygenated type of Blood Red.. LOL
Aqua: Gosh.. his blues are so nice. Aqua is a gorgeous ink. Sheen, shades and behaves lovely…
Torquay: This one, at first I thought it was too close to Australian Sky… big mistake, Australian Sky is much bluer. Torquay is a lighter Turquoise. Still a beautiful color.
Marine: There is something about having too much green in your blue… Marine is just at the border… I do enjoy those teal colors. But a tad more green and it doesn’t work for me. For the Teal lovers out there… this is your ink !!!.
Blue Sea: WOW.. this is .. WOW…a gorgeous Blue. I do love his Blues and I will say this is one of his best Blues. Shades and Sheens like MAD!!..
Viola: I definitely like my purples more darker and murkier… this is a lovely lilac. Definitely for those who love gentle, delicate colors. For sketching, is fantastic.
Purple Rock: Another WOW moment… this one reminds me of Kobe Tamon Grey and KWZI Grey Plum… Purple Rock.. really ROCKS!!!...
Summer Storm: You can see below what this ink can do in very capable and artistic hands.. (my artist-in-residence).. Is lovely for sure.....
For writing, I take Purple Rock..
Sketch - Summer Storm Mermaid 2016..
RHODIA DOT PAD
No bleed thru, no show thru and no feathering.
No bleed thru, some show thru and no feathering.
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.
Guys.. There is nothing new I can say that I have not said before. These are great inks.. and the huge line up of colors means everyone can find their favorite.. I am still impressed with the amount of shading and sheen I get on regular paper.
So excited that I was able to get a sample of Sakura… It still not the red I am looking for, but is a lovely red and it will get lots of use in my pens and in my daughters pens and brushes.
The real winners for me (in this line up) in order of appearance: Red-Orange, Aqua, Marine, Blue Sea and Purple Rock.
Both Viola and Summer Storm remind me of the Hydrangea Twins (Kobe #56 and #57).. Great for sketching.. not so for writing.
The other exciting news.. is that NOW you can find Robert Oster in the US !!! YAY!!!! ....... (Lucky yankees... )
Frank at Federalist Pens and the lovely people at Vanness are now carrying Robert Oster Signature Inks.
For a distributor near you, check... www.robertoster.com.au
I need to have a chat with WonderPens and TakeNote… we need them in Canada…
Disclaimer: Not affiliated to Robert Oster.. yadda yadda….
Edited by TheGreatRoe, 02 March 2017 - 03:35.