Today’s ink is Robert Oster Dusky Pink from the 1980’s collection. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Dusky Pink is just that-a dusky pink, almost a purple.
In large swabs the ink looks more purple. You can see some of the blue undertone.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 10 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a lot of feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.
Dusky Pink is cooler-toned than Cherry Blossom, but has less purple than Australian Opal Mauve and Viola. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.
I used a TWSBI Eco Pastel Pink with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I rather enjoyed this ink. It’s an interesting dusky pink, has some nice shading and is cooler-toned than most pinks I have.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.