Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink

Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink is one of close to 100 colors from the Robert Oster ink company. Robert Oster inks utilize the Australian color palette in their ink color naming and Aussie Gold ink is the first yellow/gold ink of theirs we have reviewed. Yellow fountain pen ink is a novelty in many regards as yellow in general is a difficult ink color to use in the office or other non-personal settings. However, yellow and gold ink is wonderful, bright and fun to use in letters, journals or other artistic projects. Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink in particular is a little darker than you may expect from typical yellow ink as it has a slight brown tint to the color. Additionally, Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink also contained a brown sheen during our review at the wettest points of our cotton swab test.

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Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink Review

Robert Oster Aussie Gold Review

We found the following traits while testing Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink that you may find useful when picking your next fountain pen ink.

Testing Factors

For our review of Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad paper. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink comes in a standard 50 ml. Robert Oster plastic ink bottle. Each environmentally friendly bottle is simple in its design with a small white label on top of the ribbed lid with the ink color and a color swatch sample on top.


Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink is imported directly from Australia and retails in the US for $17.00. At this mid range price, Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink is a good value considering it is imported.

Dry Time

We found a dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds while testing Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink. Robert Oster inks are known to have high saturation, which makes the 6-7 second dry time pretty reasonable. The high saturation of Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink makes this yellow ink legible on white paper, where some other yellow colored inks are not as noticeable.

Bleed Through

There was no bleeding during our review of Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink at all.


During our review of Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink we found no feathering during normal use. During the water test we did find some slight feathering, but not much as compared to other non-waterproof ink colors.

Water Test

While reviewing Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink, our water test found that although there was significant color smear, the ink and lines remained legible without much feathering or distortion. This is typical for non-waterproof inks.


Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink actually produced some nice shading, even with the fine tip glass dip pen. We noticed the wetter lines produced shading from a dark brownish to a lighter golden yellow color. The brownish hue makes this ink unique and quite interesting to use.

Conclusion about the Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink

Yellow is a must have color for all fountain pen lovers, but one that you may only use occasionally. However, if you own a bottle of Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink, you may find yourself using this golden color more than other typical yellow inks. The brown hue puts a slight dark tint on the ink, making it very legible for a yellow-gold ink. The dry time is great, the price reasonable and the name fantastic. A perfect ink for letters, journal or other types of artistic projects where a golden color is needed. Happy writing from Down Under!

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5 years ago

Nice yellow!

Ron Parish
5 years ago

This ink is one of the colors I’ve really wanted to try. Would you do comparisons between color groups?

5 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks!

Geoffrey Dunn
5 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks but have never tried this one. Would love to give it a shot so winning it would be great. Thanks for the chance.

John Stein
5 years ago

I love the shading!

Andrew Mulnix
5 years ago

Maybe colorverse dark energy

Mark Nelson
5 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity. Robert Oster Ink rules.

5 years ago

I’d love to see more reviews of the Krishna lineup. Thanks!

nergihan yeşilyurt
5 years ago

what a shiny colour!

Amy R
5 years ago

What a wonderful looking color!

Emily jensen
5 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks, so many fun colors!

5 years ago

I’ve never tried Robert Oster inks before, this is such a lovely yellow.

5 years ago

Looks great. Beautiful ink. I wonder if this would work as a highlighter if put in a very wide stub calligraphy pen.

5 years ago

It seems to need a wet nib to perfom nicely.

Beth Fralix
5 years ago

Robert Oster even makes Yellow inks look good!! Awesome!! Thanks for the great review! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

5 years ago

I really like a lot of Robert Oster ink; the shading is always so nice.

5 years ago

What a great yellow ! That’s very hard to find.

Natalie C.
5 years ago

I doubt I could use this every day, but for sketches this color looks lovely and sunny!

Brian C
5 years ago

less sheen, more shading!

Arielle Fragassi
5 years ago

What a bright and beautiful ink! I’m intrigued by the Robert Oster inks, I would love to see even more of them!

5 years ago

I would like to see a review about some “obnoxiously” pink ink with sheen. 🙂
Thank you for the giveaway!

5 years ago

My daughter would love this ink for drawing! One question.. it looks like the color fades quite a bit as it dries (20 second x’s are much lighter than the others). Is this true or just a trick of my monitor?

Ana G. Csiky
5 years ago

I legible yellow inks and this is no exception! Thank you for organizing this giveaway!!!

Nardja Segui
5 years ago

Love this color…

Patrick Tinney
5 years ago

I always have trouble with the yellow family. This looks nice.

5 years ago

I would like to try this ink! Thank you

5 years ago

Nice ink to try

5 years ago

Just beautiful

Martine Paquin
5 years ago

Love the darker side of it. Would look great on ivory paper.

5 years ago

I really like the look of this ink. Thank you for the opportunity to win it and good luck to all who enter the giveaway.

5 years ago

I would like to learn about modern iron gall inks.

Faye Kwan
5 years ago

I recently got Jungle Volcano, which I’ve been loving!

Joshua Montanez`
5 years ago

If you haven’t reviewed it, mossy green from Papier Plume would he great review.

5 years ago

I don’t have any sheening inks. These look gorgeous!