Ocean is a light turquoise blue.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper there’s a little bit of pink sheen.
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: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used an Edison Beaumont Unicorn with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, Robert Oster does a great job on his blue inks, and this is another good one. I do think it’s pretty close to Robert Oster Blue Lagoon and Australian Sky Blue, so I don’t know that I would buy all three-I would probably just pick one of them. You can’t go wrong with any of Robert Oster’s blues.
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