I'm determined to make it through all of the Robert Oster inks, so today's ink is Robert Oster Fire Engine Red. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.
Fire Engine Red is a bright red.
When pooled there isn't any ink, but it turns a slightly darker red.
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 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.
Diamine Wild Strawberry, Diamine Flowers Tulip, and Birmingham Pens Cardigan Red. Click here to see the red inks together.
I used a medium Lamy Al-Star Vibrant Pink on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I like the shading this ink has. The ink is pretty well behaved, and is a nice bright red. Give it a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.