Ink Review #355: Robert Oster Aussie Gold


Let's tackle another new release, Robert Oster Aussie Gold. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens


The color:

Aussie Gold is a dark yellow, it reminds me of 70's yellow.



In large swabs there is some shading, and it turns almost black when super concentrated.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 50 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, but not bad, and no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster African Gold, Robert Oster Aussie Gold, and Robert Oster Green Olive. Green Olive is a bit brighter than Aussie Gold, and African Gold is much darker. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.

KWZ El Dorado, Montblanc Golden Yellow, and Robert Oster Aussie Liquid Gold. I think Aussie Liquid Gold is the shimmer version of Aussie Gold. Click here to see the yellow inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

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Overall, it really reminds me of 70's yellow. It's pretty well behaved, but the dry time is on the longer side at 50 seconds. The color is very close to Robert Oster Green Olive, so you probably don't need both.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.