Today's ink is Fizzy Lime, a new limited quantity Shake 'N' Shimmy ink from Robert Oster. Only 100 50ml bottles were made, and each comes with a letter of authenticity signed by Robert Oster. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet, the only retailer in the US to carry it right now. First off, I love the name of this ink-it's perfect.
Fizzy Lime is a medium green with lots of shimmer. This ink really looks like the different shades of a lime.
This ink looks like a great spring green.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved pretty well, it did have some bleeding in the swab.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. The shimmer did clog the feed twice, but I just primed the feed a bit and kept writing. The ink was easy to clean out with an aspirator.
Overall, I love the name of the ink, it's a perfect description of the color. I like this ink in a flex nib best, on smaller nibs it's hard to keep the shimmer consistent. Give it a try, you might love it.
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