Ink Review #226: Robert Oster Fizzy Lime


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.


The color:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-only in the swabs.

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and tons of shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved pretty well, it did have some bleeding in the swab.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Sublime, Robert Oster Fizzy Lime, and Robert Oster Peppermint CandyClick here to see the Robert Oster inks together, Shake 'N' Shimmy inks are at the bottom of the page. 


Longer writing: 

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.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.