Ink Review #94: Robert Oster Orange

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I'm still obsessed with Robert Oster inks. The brand is amazing. There are so many different colors, and so many of them have shading and sheen that I just can't help myself, I gotta try them all. So today-Robert Oster Orange. You gotta have oranges in fall, am I right?? I got my sample of ink from Vanness Pens

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The color...

Orange is It's a little bit on the red-orange side. 

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The ink has a good consistency. The ink drops show a little bit of shading.

Dry time: 25 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: low-medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, low orange sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Diamine Orange, Robert Oster Orange, and Robert Oster Tangerine. RO Orange is a lot more vibrant than Tangerine. To see the Robert Oster ink swabs together, click here.

Montblanc Lucky Orange, Diamine Pumpkin, and Sailor Jentle Apricot. To see the orange ink swabs together, click here.

Longer writing: I tested this ink on Original Crown Mill stationery, which is a cream and Navy laid stationery. I started out using a Pilot 912 FA nib, but because of the laid finish of the paper, there was a lot of railroading and hard starts. I switched over to a medium nib, and it flowed a lot better. 

What I like: I like the shading and the little bit of sheen. Robert Oster does a great job with consistency in his inks.

What I don't like: the railroading on the stationery paper, but I think that's the paper's fault, not the ink's. 

Overall, I would buy a bottle of this ink. Right now I just have a sample, so it's going on my to purchase list.

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