Ink Review #171: Robert Oster Crimson


I forgot to post yesterday's review last night so you get two reviews today. Crimson is another red made by Robert Oster. I purchased my ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Crimson is a dusky, muted red. 


In ink drops the ink looks a bit brown when pooled, but doesn't actually show sheen. 

Dry time: 44 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

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

On 20 pound copy there was a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib and some feathering as well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Royal Red, Robert Oster Crimson, and Robert Oster Lipstick Red. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. 


Longer writing:

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

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Overall, the ink is well behaved but I'm not crazy about the dusky color. I prefer my reds to be more vibrant. If you like the color give it a shot because it is pretty well behaved. 

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