Ink Review #340: Organics Studio Oscar's Copper


It's reader request week! Let's take a look at Organics Studio Oscar's Copper, part of the Organics Studio Vintage Ink series. Ink Journal was very kind and sent a sample over for review.


The color:

Oscar's Copper is a medium red brown.



In large swabs it looks more brown than red, there is some black sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Medium-lots of ink washed away, but you might still be able to read it.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer. I was really impressed that the shading was visible in all nib sizes.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): PenBBS #135 Beijing, Organics Studio Oscar's Copper, and Colorverse #7 Hubble Zoom. Click here to see the Organics Studio inks together. Oscar's Copper has a bit more red than either of the others.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Conklin Durograph on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow, but did show some nib creep.


Overall, I was impressed with the shading this ink had. Even the extra fine nib showed some shading. I don't love the nib creep, but other than that it was pretty well behaved.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Ink Journal for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.