Ink Review #116: Robert Oster Ng Special 16

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Continuing with the Robert Oster inks I've been reviewing lately, today is Robert Oster Ng Special 16. As soon as I swatched it, it immediately reminded me of Robert Oster Peach, which I love, so let's take a look at it. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.

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The color...

Ng Special 16 is a bright, light orange with shading.

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The ink drops show off the ink's shading-it ranges from a nice light orange to a dark pumpkin color. Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on nice paper first.

Dry time: 32 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: low-medium 

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen

On Moleskine paper, which is not known for being fountain pen friendly, there was a tiny bit of feathering, and some bleeding. The ink did ok, but it's not one I would recommend for cheap paper.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Peach, Robert Oster Ng Special 16, and Robert Oster Orange. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Ng Special 16 feels like a darker version of Peach to me, which is great because I love Peach.

Papier Plume Sazerac, Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-yake, and Robert Oster Tangerine. Sazerac is similar to Ng Special 16, but Ng is a bit brighter. Click here to see the orange inks together.

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Longer writing:

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper, and I really loved the combo. The ink was just a little bit wet and had a nice flow.

Overall, I really like this ink. It has some great shading, and is nice and bright. This one is going on my list of inks I need a full bottle of.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.