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Fire Engine Red - Robert Oster Signature Ink


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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 colors



  1. Aqua
  2. Australian Sky Blue
  3. Barossa Grape
  4. Black
  5. Blue Black
  6. Blue Denim
  7. Blue Night
  8. Blue Sea
  9. Bondi Blue
  10. Burgundy
  11. Chocolate
  12. Claret
  13. Copper Brown
  14. Deep Sea
  15. Emerald Green
  16. Ever Green
  17. Fire Engine Red
  18. Forest Green
  19. Graphite
  20. Green Green
  21. Green Lime
  22. Green Olive
  23. Jade
  24. Khakhi
  25. Light Green
  26. Marine
  27. Moss
  28. Orange
  29. Peach
  30. Pinky
  31. Red Orange
  32. Royal Red
  33. Ruby Red
  34. School Blue
  35. Spearmint
  36. Torquay
  37. Tranquility
  38. Turquoise
  39. Yellow Sunset

I received sixteen samples (marked in cursive) from well known ink enabler - Cyber6. Thank you Claudia :) You rock!



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On Robert Oster's shop website Fire Engine Red is described as follows: "This beautiful shade of red is unique. Red has never looked this much like living, moving, coals of fire. Flows on bright Red, dries on like the sheen of a Fire Engine."



The color is nice and it shades quite a lot. Some of the photos are oversaturated. I'll try to make some additional photos tomorrow.



Drops of ink on kitchen towel



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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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Lovely Red.... I am quite taken by these Robert Oster's inks... :wub: :wub:

 

Your pics make it look a tad more brighter than what it is. It almost looks like Irori Red, which Robert Oster Fire Engine Red is not. But is a lovely red nonetheless.

 

 

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Thanks for your review. I'm not a fan of Oster reds. His weakest inks, I think. Your red looks nothing like my bottle. Mine is much less saturated, paler & rather boring I'm afraid. I wish his reds were as good as his greens because I love a good red ink.

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Here's the photo taken from the window (8 AM, no sun, cloudy sky, QPcard used to set white balance). It's not as saturated as in my review. Sadly my scanner, even though calibrated can't deal with reds. It always makes them too pinkish. Therefore when I review reds I always use camera, and sometimes the results aren't the best.



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Thank you for your detailed reviews. Thanks Migo and Cyber6 for the correction. I haven't inked up any of his reds. I was really impressed with Aqua, and Barbossa Grape made me smile.

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Thank you for another great review. Not my color, though.

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Can you say something about the flow? Looks quite good from the photos but I'd be interested in your opinion.

 

About scanning and photography: If you get a gray card (18% neutral gray) it is pretty easy to set the perfect white balance.

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