Ink Review #558: Robert Oster Dusky Pink


Today’s ink is Robert Oster Dusky Pink from the 1980’s collection. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

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.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a lot of feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


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.

Longer Writing:


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.