Ink Review #71: Robert Oster Terracotta

Today's ink is Robert Oster Terracotta. I purchased Terracotta in the instead of the regular fountain pen ink, because I couldn't find the regular version in this color. I purchased my bottle of ink from Vanness Pens. The is similar to the fountain pen ink version, but it has added UV protection and a slightly different consistency, to be better for calligraphy and painting. This ink does seem just a little bit thinner to me than the regular fountain pen ink. The bottle is also 100 ml instead of the standard 50 ml the fountain pen version is.

The color...

Terracotta is a medium orange with shading. Seasonally, I would probably use this ink in the spring.

I'm in love with ink drops. Almost every ink looks great in ink drops. 

Dry time: Terracotta dried in about 35 seconds (medium nib on Rhodia paper).

Water resistance: Terracotta is not water resistant. The ink was completely wiped away by the water in about 20 seconds.

Feathering: Terracotta only feathered on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.

Show through: Terracotta had medium show through on all of the papers.

Bleeding: Terracotta bled in every nib size on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.

Other properties: Terracotta had medium shading, and no sheen

Ink swabs for comparison: Robert Oster Tangerine, Robert Oster Terracotta, and Robert Oster Ng Special '16. To see all of the Robert Oster inks together, click here. Terracotta looks like a darker version of Tangerine.

Papier Plume Sazerac, Sailor Jentle Apricot, and Montblanc Lucky Orange. To see all of the orange inks together, click here.

Longer writing:

I used a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. I didn't have any flow problems, and I love the shading.

I had a little bit of an issue with flow in the flex nib-it was having lots of hard starts and railroading. I finally ended up forcing more ink into the feed, and had less of a problem after that.

Overall, I like this ink. I do wish I could find this color in the regular fountain pen ink and do a comparison, to see if I can tell the difference between the and the regular ink.

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