Ink Review #787: Robert Oster Hot Pink


I love magenta inks-I don’t know why since I’m not normally crazy about pink but magenta pinks are lovely. Let’s take a look at Robert Oster Hot Pink. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet. When I first tried this ink I thought it was much warmer. It’s warmer when wet and cools down a bit as it dries.


The color:

Hot Pink is a medium pink, almost magenta.



In large swabs the ink has some pretty shading.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 20 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 the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Hot Pink is a little bit lighter than Monteverde Garnet. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together, and click here to see the pink inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Blossom Red with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, this is a really nice magenta pink. It has a nice flow, great color, and well behaved. It’s a win for me.

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.