I’m always on the lookout for perfect red inks. So far my favorite true reds have been Sailor Jentle Irori and Robert Oster Clay Red. I decided to give Robert Oster Red Candy a try. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Red Candy is a medium true red.
In large swabs the ink has just a little bit of brown sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
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 a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Supernova Red with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I love this red. It’s a gorgeous color and well behaved. It may be my perfect red.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.