Ink Review #265: Robert Oster Burgundy


Today we are testing out Robert Oster Burgundy. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.


The color:

Burgundy is a medium red, almost a maroon.


When pooled in large swabs, it looks less saturated than it does in writing.


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

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia paper.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low. There was some bleeding in the flex nib, as well as when the pen burped some ink on Leuchtturm.

Other properties: Low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was some feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Maroon 1789, Robert Oster Burgundy, and Robert Oster Astorquiza RotClick here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Maroon 1789 has more purple in it than Burgundy, and Astorquiza Rot is a brighter red than Burgundy. (I like both Maroon 1789 and Astorquiza Rot better than Burgundy.)

Diamine Oxblood, Monteverde Passion Burgundy, and Kyo-no-oto #6 AdzukiiroClick here to see the red inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. 


Overall, the ink dries pretty quickly, which is nice. I'm not crazy about the color, it's just not my favorite, and there was some feathering and bleeding. 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.