Today’s ink is Robert Oster Velvet Crush. It’s rare that I don’t like a Robert Oster ink, so I hope this one is good as well. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Velvet Crush is a medium purple that leans just a little bit to the red side.
In large swabs the ink has pretty gold sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Platinum 3776 Nice Lavande with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I really enjoy this ink. My favorite part is the pretty gold sheen, but I also love how fast it dries.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.