I'm obsessed with Robert Oster inks, so today we are looking at Robert Oster Royal Red. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Royal Red is a light red with medium saturation.
First let's talk about how the ink behaves on good paper.
Dry time: 32 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
On Moleskine paper, which isn't very fountain pen friendly, the ink has some medium bleeding and medium show through. It does ok, but not great, so I wouldn't recommend it for use on cheap paper.
I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper. The ink felt a bit dry to me.
Pro's: the shading is nice, and it is easily cleaned out of pens.
Con's: the ink is a bit dry, and a little less saturated than some of the other Robert Oster inks.
Overall, I prefer Robert Oster Clay Red over Royal Red.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.