Ink Review #242: Robert Oster Jade


This week is focused on green inky goodness, so today's ink is Robert Oster Jade. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.


The color:

Jade is a medium green with some lovely shading.


When the ink is pooled it turns black around the edges, but it isn't sheen. I have found that a lot of Robert Oster's green inks do this.


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: Low, you can see a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib on Tomoe River, because my pen burped some ink, but that's not the ink's fault.

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

On 20 pound copy paper there was quite a bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Verde de Rio, Robert Oster Jade, and Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.Jade has a little bit more yellow in it than Verde de Rio does.

Anderson Pens Green Bay, Robert Oster Lemon Grass, and Robert Oster Forest Green. Click here to see the green inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Copper (LE 2014) on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. There weren't any flow issues.


I love the shading this ink has. 


Overall, it's a nice ink. I love the shading-I think I actually like it a little bit more than Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf. I'll probably end up buying a bottle of it since I like it so much. 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.