Ink Review #262: Robert Oster Blue Denim


Today's ink is Robert Oster Blue Denim, a pretty blue with pink sheen. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens


The color:

Blue Denim is a beautiful medium blue with a slight green undertone.


When pooled there is a pretty pink sheen.


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: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None.

Other properties: Medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Frankly Blue, Robert Oster Blue Denim, and Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Frankly Blue is a little bit more green and Sydney Harbour Blue is a bit darker.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a nice wet flow.


Overall, I really like this ink, and plan on buying a bottle. It's pretty well behaved, has some lovely shading and pretty pink sheen. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.