Ink Review #471: Robert Oster Pacific Ocean Teal

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Robert Oster Pacific Ocean Teal was exclusive to the San Francisco Pen show this year, and I was not able to attend so a friend picked me up a bottle and shipped it to me. The bottle is the standard RO 50ml bottle.

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The color:

Pacific Ocean Teal is a light teal, it is almost a blue, but there is a bit of green in there.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is just a little bit of pink sheen.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible in the flex nib.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): J Herbin Bleu Calanque, Robert Oster Pacific Ocean Teal, and Diamine Marine. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Marine and Bleu are just a bit darker than Pacific Ocean Teal.

 I used a medium Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

I used a medium Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it’s a lovely ink. It is close to some of Robert Oster’s other colors, but still behaves well.

Disclaimer: I paid for this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.