Ink Review #264: Robert Oster Marine


Teal inks are my favorite, and as soon as I swatched Robert Oster Marine, I knew it would probably become one of my top favorites. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens.


The color:

Marine is a gorgeous teal with a medium green undertone.


I love the pink sheen this ink has.


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, medium 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 Morning Mist, Robert Oster Marine, and Robert Oster Tranquility. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Morning Mist is the lightest, then Marine, than Tranquility is the darkest. Marine has more green to it than either of the others.


Longer writing: 

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


Overall, I'm a bit obsessed with this ink. It's one of my new favorites. I only have a sample, and a full bottle is now at the top of my wish list. 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.