Today’s ink is a little more unique, Robert Oster Whisper Red. It’s interesting because there aren’t a lot of pastel red inks. I bought a sample of this ink and after trying it, I immediately purchased a bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Whisper Red is a pastel, light red. It’s almost a dusky pink but has a bit more red than that.
In large swabs there is a large range of shading but no sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering and bleeding.
Birmingham Rose Overture and Platinum Cassis Black seem to be the closest to Whisper Red. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.
I used a TWSBI Eco Blossom Red with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I love how unique this color is. It’s a great spring red, which is hard to find. I’m glad I have a full bottle since I think I’ll use it often.
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.