Ink Review #216: Robert Oster Pinky


Whenever I think of February, I think of pink, mainly because of Valentine's Day. This week is pink in week, so pink ink #2 is Robert Oster Pinky. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Pinky is a light pink with shading. It's a perfect ink for spring.


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

Dry time: 25 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Papier Plume Garden District Azalea, Robert Oster Pinky, and Robert Oster Cherry Blossom. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.Garden District Azalea is brighter than Pinky, but they both have similar shading.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I love this ink/pen combo. It makes me think I need a pink 805.

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Overall, I really love the color and it has some nice shading as well, it's beautiful. It's pretty well behaved like most of Robert Oster inks. I expect I will use this ink a lot in the spring, so I probably need a full bottle. 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.