Ink Review #260: Robert Oster Forest Green


Today's ink is Robert Oster Forest Green. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Forest Green is a medium green with shading.


I didn't notice any sheen with this ink. When pooled it does shift black on the edges.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None.

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Jade, Robert Oster Forest Green, and Robert Oster Verde de Rio. Both Jade and Verde de Rio have more yellow in them than Forest Green. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used an medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow. 


Overall, I like the shading this ink has. The slightly wet flow is nice, and it has a lovely color. 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.