Ink Review #99: Robert Oster Cherry Blossom

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Cherry Blossom by Robert Oster was sent to me by Pen Chalet for review. I've been loving Robert Oster inks lately, so let's see how Cherry Blossom behaves.

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The bottle:

50ml of ink, eco friendly bottle. I love the label on the top-anything that says the color and has a swatch on the lid is great.

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The color...

Cherry Blossom is a dusky pink. It reminds me a lot of Robert Oster Plumb Nut. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the spring.

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When pooled, the ink looks more purple than in writing. 

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The drops show a good ink consistency and shading.

Dry time: 25 seconds

Water resistance: low

Feathering: None

Show through: low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Plumb Nut, Robert Oster Cherry Blossom, and Robert Oster Australian Opal Mauve. To see the Robert Oster ink swabs together, click here. Cherry Blossom seems to be a lighter version of Plumb Nut. Australian Opal Mauve is more purple than Cherry Blossom. 

Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu, Papier Plume Garden District Azalea, and Robert Oster Pinky. All three of these are brighter pinks than Cherry Blossom. To see the pink inks together, click here

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Longer writing:

I used a broad Vanishing Point on Original Crown Mill Stationery. The longer I wrote, the dryer the pen seemed to be. I forced some ink into the feed and that helped, but I don't like this ink on the laid paper (but I think this is the paper's fault, not the ink's fault).

Overall, I think Cherry Blossom is a great spring ink, especially for early spring. It behaves really well, and is nice for when I want pink, but not one that's too bright. I'm glad I have a full bottle of this one. 

Disclaimer: This in was sent to me by Pen Chalet, in exchange for an honest review. There are no affiliate links on this page.