Robert Oster Bass Straight Ink is a new edition in 2018 to the ever-expanding Robert Oster ink collection. Robert Oster produces wonderful ink colors in a wide variety, making any color variation you may like available. There are currently well over 100 ink choices in the Robert Oster ink collection. We are a proud supporter of Robert Oster Signature Inks as well as their Shake ‘N’ Shimmy inks which have shimmer particles added to the color.
Robert Oster Bass Straight ink is a dusty sky blue color. Blue ink is a readily accepted color that can be used at the home, office or for those unique projects, letters and journals. Robert Oster Bass Straight ink is a bit lighter than royal blue, but still shows up well on paper and has a nice soft tone that is appealing and gentle. This blue ink is not vibrant or flashy but is a somewhat muted blue that is quite beautiful. Bass Straight ink has nice saturation with other great characteristics that are common with most Robert Oster ink colors.
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We found the following traits during our review of Robert Oster Bass Straight ink that you may find useful:
For our review we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen, which has a tip that is similar to a medium-fine fountain pen nib on Rhodia dot pad paper. A different pen and paper may produce different results.
Bass Straight ink comes in Robert Oster’s standard environmentally safe 50 ml. plastic bottle, with no outer packaging. The bottles are all sealed well and have had no problems with leaking. Each bottle comes with a small white label on top of the ribbed cap which also contains a small ink swatch.
We import each Robert Oster ink bottle directly from Australia, which makes its US retail price of $17.00 quite reasonable.
We found a fairly normal dry time of 7-8 seconds during our review of Robert Oster Bass Straight ink. Although, there are other colors of Robert Oster ink that have a quicker dry time, 7-8 seconds is pretty standard and definitely reasonable when choosing and everyday ink color.
There was no bleeding using Rhodia paper during our review of Robert Oster Bass Straight ink.
We found no feathering during normal use while testing Robert Oster Bass Straight ink. Even during our water test, we found very little additional feathering.
During our review of Robert Oster Bass Straight ink we conducted a water test where we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample. Our results were very slight line distortion and light color smearing. Overall, Robert Oster Bass Straight ink held up quite well for a non-waterproof ink.
Shading and Sheening
Robert Oster inks are known for their great shading characteristics. Robert Oster Bass Straight ink does not disappoint. There seems to be multiple shades of blue all waiting to come out with color ranging from a darker deep Mediterranean blue to a shallow water or sky blue color as well as shades in between. Like most shading, a lot will depend on your nib size, the user and the wetness or dryness of your pen and writing style. The more ink that is laid down, the more shading can be achieved.
Conclusions about Robert Bass Straight Ink
Robert Oster Bass Straight ink is another nice blue color produced by Robert Oster. This muted dusty sky blue color has nice shading possibilities, dries reasonably fast and is sensibly priced for imported ink. Robert Oster Signature inks in general are safe for fountain pens and clean up well. If you want to try a new blue ink, our guess is that you will not be disappointed in Robert Oster Bass Straight ink. Happy Writing from Australia!
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