Robert Oster Sydney Lavender debuted at the Sydney Pen Show this year. I was worried I would miss out on a bottle, but Pen Chalet had some in stock! This ink has a broad range of colors in it, from blue to purple, and even some grey in there too.
Sydney Lavender is a dark purple with a very heavy blue undertone.
In large swabs there is some beautiful shading, you can see some streaks of the blue undertone.
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 there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in all nib sizes.
Overall, I really like this ink. It is close to RO Purple Jazz, so you probably don’t need both. I think I actually like this one a bit more than Purple Jazz.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink with my affiliate credit from Pen Chalet (if you go to Pen Chalet through one of my links and make a purchase, I get a small percentage in store credit so I can buy more products for review!) All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.