Ink Review #85: Robert Oster Claret

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The color claret is a wine, deep red-purple in color. Robert Oster Claret is a dark purple with some shading. Claret comes in bottles of 50 ml, but I based my review off of a sample from Goulet Pens

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The color...

Claret is a dark purple with shading. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the fall.

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When pooled, Claret shows off a reddish color, but it does not have sheen. 

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Dry time: Claret dried in 35 seconds. 

Water resistance: Claret is not water resistant. 

Feathering: Claret feathered on Baron Fig paper, but did well on the other papers.

Show through: Claret had medium show through on all of the papers except Rhodia, where it had low show through.

Bleeding: Claret only bled on Baron Fig paper, but did well on the other papers.

Other properties: Claret had medium shading, and no sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Black Violet, Robert Oster Claret, and Diamine Claret. Diamine's Claret is pink, so while it has the same name, it is in no way similar to Robert Oster Claret. To see the Robert Oster inks together, click here.

Diamine Damson, Nemosine Alpha Centauri, and Diamine Music Vivaldi. To see the purple inks together, click here

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Longer writing:

I used a broad Vanishing Point Twilight on Tomoe River paper.

I feel like this version of Claret is a little more true to the Claret name than Diamine Claret, which is too pink. I will be buying a full bottle of this ink in the near future. 

Disclaimer: This sample was sent to me by Goulet Pens in exchange for an honest review. There are no affiliate links on this page.