Ink Review #237: Robert Oster Torquay


We are continuing on with reader request week, so today's ink is Robert Oster Torquay. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens


The color:

Torquay is a light blue with shading.


There is a little bit of pink sheen around the edges. 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: Low-there was a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: Medium shading, low pink 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): Kobe #48 Water Source Marche, Robert Oster Torquay and L'Artisan Pastellier Turquoise. All three of these lean a little on the green-blue side, but aren't quite teal. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. There weren't any flow issues.


Overall, it's pretty well behaved and is a pretty color. In the smaller nibs it looks a little bit more green, but in the flex nib looks more straight blue. 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.