The Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink review today features a great ink by one of your favorite ink makers! Read on to learn why we think you might want to add this week’s ink to your ink collection.
All About the Ink Maker: Robert Oster
Most of you already know Robert Oster, but just in case, here’s a quick rundown. Robert Oster is a prolific Australian ink company with a wide variety of inks inspired by their home, Australia. (However, the partnership between Robert Oster and Pen Chalet HAS resulted in an ink collection reflecting a different region – the state of Arizona in the US that Pen Chalet calls home). Robert Oster and Pen Chalet have been in partnership for many years now. However, with so many cool and interesting series of inks and
Pen Chalet Exclusive inks being produced, its been a while since we have reviewed a regular Signature Series Robert Oster fountain pen ink.
All About This Week’s Ink Series: Pen Chalet Exclusive Robert Oster Ink Collection
Robert Oster is a prolific ink producer. Here at Pen Chalet we proudly carry almost 150 different Robert Oster inks for your inking pleasure. But this week’s featured ink is from the Robert Oster Signature Series. If you’re interested in one of Robert Oster’s other ink series, you can consider:
- Robert Oster-Pen Chalet Exclusive (Arizona themed inks)
- Robert Oster Signature Series
- Robert Oster 1980s Series
- Robert Oster Australis Series
- Robert Oster Cities of America Series
- Robert Oster Shake N Shimmy Series
- Robert Oster MudPack Series of inks
All About This Week’s Chosen Ink: Robert Oster Plumb Nut Ink
Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink is a dusty-purple ink color that is as unique as the name itself.
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It’s Time: Robert Oster Plumb Nut Ink Review
Our ink review results should give you a better idea of what to expect if you decide to add this Robert Oster ink to your collection.
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
As usual, we used a J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib) on Rhodia dot pad paper. (Remember as you read this review that different papers or different nib sizes may produce different results!)
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Robert Oster Use?
How Much Do Robert Oster Signature Inks Cost?
Robert Oster inks are a very reasonable mid-range priced ink for a 50ml quantity. Look for the current sale price at PenChalet.com.
How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?
We use the 1-dip test to see how far one dip can write on paper (dipping the pen into the ink only once). Plumb Nut ink very easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples with lots of ink to spare. (Using only one dip per writing sample “S” “X” and scribble lines, see the image above).
How Fast Does Robert Oster Plumb Nut Ink Dry?
During our Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink review, we saw a dry time of approximately 5 seconds with medium saturation, so we’d recommend this ink as an everyday ink choice.
Does This Week’s Fountain Pen Ink Bleed Through?
We saw no bleeding during normal use on Rhodia dot pad paper. However, there was very slight bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test (but only at the wettest points).
Was There Any Feathering During the Plumb Nut Ink Review?
We saw no feathering during normal use, and just some slight feathering during the water test (which is expected for non-waterproof ink).
How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?
Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink is not meant to be waterproof, but we put it to the test anyway. For the water test we let our ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before we run a wet cotton swab over the sample to observe the effect. Here are the results we saw during today’s review:
- Light color smearing
- Lines still very legible
- Some very slight distortion and line fading
Does Robert Oster Plumb Nut Ink Have Good Shading Traits?
Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink showed some nice shading possibilities – if you take advantage of it with the right nib and penmanship.
Final Conclusion on Robert Oster Plumb Nut Ink:
Robert Oster Plumb Nut ink is a reasonably priced ink that comes in the standard 50ml PET plastic ink bottle. The nice, dark pink-purple is pretty unique – more dusty and dark than many pink fountain pen inks. Plumb Nut ink showed some nice shading traits, and a very reasonable dry time (approx. 5 seconds). We’d recommend this unique pink ink as an everyday ink choice. Made by the prolific and well-known Robert Oster, an Australian ink company, the ink comes in simple, but effective packaging. Happy writing from Australia!
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