It's pink week, so it's time for our fourth pink of the week: Rose Gilt Tynte, a new Shake 'N' Shimmy ink from Robert Oster. I have yet to see a true rose gold fountain pen ink, so I'm excited to try this one out today. I even bumped a scheduled ink off of pink week to make room for this one. It was released alongside 6 Limited Quantity Shake 'N' Shimmy inks, fortunately this one is not a limited quantity ink. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet, the only retailer in the US to carry it right now. The bottle is 50ml of ink, which I prefer over the smaller 15ml bottles (from the Holiday 4-pack).
Rose Gilt Tynte is a gorgeous pale pink, what I would call a rose gold with tons of shimmer.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds-this ink actually dried pretty fast,
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved really well, just a little bit of bleeding in the large swab.
When the ink is wet it looks like a weird pink-brown, but dries to a pale pink. The ink is a bit light, so I prefer it on white paper rather than ivory or cream. It can be hard to read in the smaller nibs, just because it's so light, so take that into consideration. I prefer it in the flex nib on white paper. It convinced me that I need a rose gold fountain pen to match this ink.
I used a broad Conklin Durograph Forest Green on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow, but I was having a hard time keeping the shimmer consistent. The first sentence had good shimmer, then it would decrease for a few lines until I rotated the pen, so let's try again...
Longer writing x 2:
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise fitted with a vintage 400N nib on Tomoe River paper. With the flex nib I was able to get much more consistent shimmer. This ink/pen/paper combo is pure magic!
Overall, I'm in love with this ink. It's so gorgeous in a flex nib. It is a bit higher maintenance, so I would suggest using at least a medium or broad for this ink, but ideally a flex nib. I've never bought more than one bottle of an ink but I'm seriously tempted to hoard at least three bottles of this one. Give it a try, you might love it, or don't, so there's more for me!
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