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Orange Zest - Robert Oster

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 19:52

Robert Oster is new player in fountain pen ink market. He operates through ebay shop. The inks are sold in 50 ml PET bottles with a tightly secure twist cap. I don't know who makes the inks for the shop, but the colors look interesting and fresh. At the moment Robert Oster inks are available in billion colors - I lost track how many.

 

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Sample of Orange Zest was given to me by Nikaa. I remember the ink performed very well in her Sailor 1911 nib and I expected the same in my pens. The ink delivered. It flows nicely and is quite vibrant. Drying time is reasonable and the feel, even in finer nibs, is pleasant. I haven't observed any unproper behavior. It just didn't like water, that's all.

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color range

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport - eyedropper, B

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport - eyedropper, B

 

 

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Oxford

 

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Edited by visvamitra, 20 February 2017 - 05:17.


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#2 mmg122

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 20:10

Excellent review, Vis! Robert Oster has become one of my favorite brands of ink. I'm not a huge orange fan but I do like this one...right up BarkingPigs alley, I'd say. What say you, Jack?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 20:17

Thank you. I love this one; it's just muted enough to look distinguished yet keep its vibrancy. I'm off to buy a bottle.

 

ETA: I see no Oster inks available on eBay at the moment.


Edited by Manalto, 19 February 2017 - 20:20.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 21:19

Amazing review, thank you. I am reminded of KWZI Grapefruit which is similarly vibrant and glorious.
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 21:42

 

ETA: I see no Oster inks available on eBay at the moment.

 

Perhaps because they are readily available in the US from Vanness, Anderson Pens, and Goulet. I don't know about EU availability in a shop, online or otherwise.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 22:02

They're not on eBay because they're at those retailers? I don't understand, but thank you.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 22:10

Excellent review, Vis! Robert Oster has become one of my favorite brands of ink. I'm not a huge orange fan but I do like this one...right up BarkingPigs alley, I'd say. What say you, Jack?

The BP thinks it reminds him of the previously mentioned KWZ's "Grapefruit," which while both are beautiful inks, both are far leaning reds to be up my "Orange Alley."

 

I DO know that "HalloweenHJB" should be "driving toward that alley, if not already stopped, shopped & home again!"  I have never really loved "Yu Yake," as much as others do, for the same reasons.  Sometimes I fear I loved the "smaller" boxes of Crayolas MORE than the 164 sized box!  



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:55

 
Perhaps because they are readily available in the US from Vanness, Anderson Pens, and Goulet. I don't know about EU availability in a shop, online or otherwise.


As far as I know for EU they are available at Appelboom (the Netherlands), Sakura Pen Gallery (Belgium) and (soon-not-EU-anymore) Bureau Direct (UK).

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:16

They're not on eBay because they're at those retailers? I don't understand, but thank you.

 

He has since decided to be a wholesaler I think, which is why he is no longer putting them up on ebay for sale.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:44

Thank, vis. This is a very nice color which does seem similar to Grapefruit, except this has nice shading where I get none with Grapefruit, that might be my pen, though, Vector medium.

 

Did you notice any sheen with this? Grapefruit is super shiny, like enamel paint.


Edited by chromantic, 21 February 2017 - 03:47.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 23:46

Great review, this reminds me of the first version of Edelstein Mandarin, which I really like.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 23:53

I love this ink and find myself using it all the time with a Pelikan broad italic nib. Haven't noticed anything in the way of sheen, but it shades beautifully. Highly recommended!!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:58

how is lubrication on these...


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#14 visvamitra

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:37

Usually average. They're not most lubricated inks on the market. Orange Zest though gives pleasant feel.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 17:07

It's a bright and cheerful color. Thank you for sharing!


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 13:28

Usually average. They're not most lubricated inks on the market. Orange Zest though gives pleasant feel.

thank you


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:18

Thanks for the review and pics. I love the colour and will add it to my list of Robert Oster inks I want to purchase.





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