Ink Review #280: Robert Oster Turquoise


I love teal inks, and I recently reviewed Robert Oster Marine, which I loved. Robert Oster Turquoise reminded me a lot of Marine, so I wanted to try it as well. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.


The color:

Turquoise is a medium blue-green.


The large swabs of this ink are beautiful, great depth and sheen.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None.

Other properties: Medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Marine, Robert Oster Turquoise, and Robert Oster Tranquility. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Marine has a bit more green than Turquoise does, and Tranquility is a bit darker than Turquoise.


Longer writing: 

I used a Pelikan 400N then switched to a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a nice wet flow.


Overall, this ink behaves exactly like Robert Oster Marine, it just has a little less green in it. I don't think you can go wrong with either Marine or Turquoise-they are both beautiful. 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.