Ink Review #189: Robert Oster Bondi Blue


So last week was all reader request ink reviews, and this week is all about the color blue, so to kick off blue week is Robert Oster Bondi Blue. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens (since their ink samples are 2ml I always have to buy 2 to have enough ink for a review).


The color:

 Bondi Blue is a pretty summery blue.


The ink drops show off the ink's beautiful dark pink sheen.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

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

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that it performed well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Blue Lagoon, Robert Oster Bondi Blue, and Lamy Pacific Blue. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Bondi Blue is just a little bit darker than both Blue Lagoon and Pacific Blue.


Longer writing:

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I like the color of this ink-it's a really pretty blue. It belongs in between Robert Oster Blue Lagoon and Robert Oster Blue Water Ice. It's right in-between the two colors. 

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