I have a love/hate relationship with yellow inks. I love yellow, because it's sunny and happy and bright. I hate yellow inks because you can't see the writing well enough, so you end up straining your eyes. So today I'm going to review Robert Oster Yellow Sunset-let's see where it falls on the love/hate scale. I got my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Yellow Sunset is a bright sunny yellow with shading.
In ink drops, the ink looks a bit more orange than it does in writing.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
I really liked this ink in a broad nib yellow Vanishing Point. Yes, I'm obsessed with Vanishing Points.
I used Tomoe River paper, and started with a Pilot 912 FA, where there was a little bit of railroading. Then I switched to the broad yellow Vanishing Point.
I was completely surprised by how much I loved this ink. Is it practical for every situation? No. Yellow ink is never going to be great for every use out there. Is it a fabulous color? Yes. I will absolutely use this ink for underlining and where I need to bring emphasis to something on the page. When I'm having a day where I'm in a mood, I'm gonna use this ink, and not care if it's not super practical, cause I really like it. As of right now, it's my favorite yellow ink.
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