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Robert Oster Australian Opal Mauve

robert oster ink review

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#1 julia239

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 16:26

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#2 swanjun

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 16:57

Thanks for the review. I quite like how your Custom Heritage 92 writes, also. I might need one...



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 19:37

Great review but I'm not crazy about the color :)



#4 julia239

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 20:21

Thanks for the review. I quite like how your Custom Heritage 92 writes, also. I might need one...

 

The CH 92 might be my favorite pen - piston, demonstrator, nice and smooth, a bit of spring in the nib, friction fit so you can pop it out for easy cleaning.   :thumbup:



#5 praxim

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:21

Samples with M nib look a bit interesting, although maybe it is just too pink. I will put it on a 'think about it sometime' list.

I am glad to hear it is wetter than the usual RO.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 17:43

Thanks for the review.  This one might go on my short list, but it clearly needs to be a wider nib to really shine.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 19:00

Thank you for the review. It reminds me of J. Herbin's Larme de Cassis 



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 20:02

Thank you for this review. I will pass on this ink!



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:11

I also appreciate your giving this ink an honest & thorough review, but am afraid I remember a friend who went overboard with use of this color when it was the "new" thing, some year's past.  Although I remember HER with fondness, I will always associate the color with her mania for ALL things mauve.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 14:05

I also appreciate your giving this ink an honest & thorough review, but am afraid I remember a friend who went overboard with use of this color when it was the "new" thing, some year's past.  Although I remember HER with fondness, I will always associate the color with her mania for ALL things mauve.

 

:o I definitely can't see it being used as an everyday ink.  I think it falls into the category of "too much of a good thing" can be a bad thing.



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 18:07

Great review!  I may just have to try a sample of this.  


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 18:54

I have it and am underwhelmed by it. I was impressed by the swab and the sample on one of the Col-o-ring papers, but that might be the best paper for it. I've tried it on several different papers, including Tomoe River, and it just looks too pale. I much prefer something like J. Herbin Larme de Cassis. 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 16:18

it bleeds on regular paper...i was quite disappointed. 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 20:53

I love this colour but it seems to be out of stock everywhere in the UK at the moment. I bought Plumb Nut instead, which looks to be quite similar but, in my quest to try every Robert Oster ink ever made, I will definitely get a sample of this when I can.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:58

My bottle of Opal Mauve resembles this when first put to paper, but quickly dries to a more purplish hue. Even so, this ink has rapidly become one of my favorites. I have it in my Lamy LX rose gold with a 1.1 stub nib and it writes very wet and smooth. 



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 21:50

can you guys help me?

i don't know if it's the ink or the pen that's acting up....does this happen to you??

it's okay when i first started writing, the the line just got thinner and the color just wouldn't come out....have you had this happened??

 

TIA!!

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:55

can you guys help me?
i don't know if it's the ink or the pen that's acting up....does this happen to you??
it's okay when i first started writing, the the line just got thinner and the color just wouldn't come out....have you had this happened??
 
TIA!!

It happened several times to me, with dry inks and feeds that are best suited for wetter inks. It also happens when the nib and feed need a good flush.
If I know that I've already flushed the pen well, I swap the ink out and try to find a better combo.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 16:54

It happened several times to me, with dry inks and feeds that are best suited for wetter inks. It also happens when the nib and feed need a good flush.
If I know that I've already flushed the pen well, I swap the ink out and try to find a better combo.

Thanks!!

I flushed the pen twice, and still does that. i'll switch to another pen then.....







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