I’m continuing with the red theme a bit this week with Robert Oster Direct Sun. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.
Direct Sun is a lighter, less saturated red.
In large swabs there is some pretty shading but no sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering and bleeding.
Diamine Poppy Red is pretty close to Direct Sun. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.
Overall, it’s a nice color but not my favorite red from Robert Oster since it’s just a bit dry.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.