Ink Review #245: Robert Oster Light Green


It's the final day of green ink week, and today's green ink is Robert Oster Light Green. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens. Light Green is available in 50ml bottles.


The color:

Light green is just that, a light green, it is on the bright side.


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: None

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

On 20 pound copy paper there was some feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Bookbinder's Emerald Boa, Robert Oster Light Green, and Akkerman #28 Hofkwartier Green. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. 


Since this pen has a broad nib it puts down a little bit too much ink than optimal for full shading potential, but it does show a little bit, which is nice.


Overall, it's a pretty well behaved ink. It dries pretty quick and has some nice shading. It's a bit too light/bright for me, but 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.