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Robert Oster Red Orange Ink Review & Giveaway

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink is one of 69 fabulous colors of ink produced by this Australian ink company, known for using the Australian pallet to create their ink colors.

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink has a nice dark orange color, with a red tinge or highlights. This fountain pen ink is a slight deviation from Robert Oster Tangerine Ink with just a tad more red infused into the color. Many may view these two Robert Oster colors so similar that one of these two colors may not be needed. That of course is for the consumer to decide. Owning at least one of these two fabulous orange ink colors is recommended.

The dark orange shade of Robert Oster Red Orange shows up well on paper and has high saturation characteristics. The ink has a great dry time, better than their Tangerine ink. If you are looking for a true bright, vivid orange color, we would recommend another orange ink such as the Robert Oster Orange or Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin ink.

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Robert Oster Red Orange Ink

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink

Please note the following traits we observed while reviewing Robert Oster Red Orange Ink that you may find helpful:

Testing Factors

For this review, we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on French made Rhodia bloc paper. The dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine point nib.

Bottle Sizes

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink comes in only one size, a non-descript clear 50 ml. plastic bottle. This Australian ink does not have a flashy bottle, but it doesn’t need it. The quality of the ink is why Robert Oster Signature inks are so popular. Each bottle comes with an ink blot on top of the white label, a wonderful way to identify the color of the ink inside.


Each bottle of Robert Oster Red Orange Ink retails for $16.00 in the USA. However, the price of this 50 ml. bottle will increase to $17.00 in June of 2017. This price point makes Robert Oster inks a mid range priced ink.

Dry Time

The dry time we experienced using Robert Oster Red Orange Ink was a lightning fast 1-3 seconds. Robert Oster Tangerine ink, which is very similar in color we experienced a 5-6 second dry time, using the same pen and paper.

Bleed Through

Robert Oster Red Orange Ink produced no bleeding at all, even during the cotton swab and water tests we conducted.


We did not experience any feathering using Robert Oster Red Orange Ink, even during the water test, although there was color smearing. The lines stayed pretty true and crisp without a lot of feathering using Rhodia paper.

Water Test

When we ran a wet cotton swab over a Robert Oster Red Orange Ink sample we noticed some color smearing but the lines remained completely legible. Although not entirely waterproof, Robert Oster Red Orange Ink held up well during the water test.


Robert Oster Red Orange Ink did produce some nice shading from a dark orange red to a lighter orange color, This was especially noticeable using a cotton swab laying down more ink. With a wider nib you should experience some significant shading with this red orange ink.

Conclusion about the Robert Oster Red Orange Ink

In conclusion, for those looking for a dark orange ink, Robert Oster Red Orange Ink is a nice color with good characteristics. The ink held up well when wet, it has a super fast dry time, and there was no bleeding or feathering. For those with an artistic hand you will enjoy practicing with the various colors this ink will produce through shading. Happy Writing from down under.

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6 years ago

Oster certainly has put out some gorgeous inks!

William Soares
6 years ago

Lovely ink, hope I win!

6 years ago

Nice! Oster seems to be making some really great inks. Time to start trying them.

6 years ago

I haven’t tried out the Robert Oster inks yet, but I really want to.

Chaney Tse
6 years ago

Looks like a good standard copperish orange. Like the shading very much!

6 years ago

Lovely ink, would love a bottle!

Andrew J Mulnix
6 years ago

Right now, i’m using Spearmint and I like it alot

6 years ago

I love the shading on this one.

6 years ago

i’ve never been disappointed with robert oster inks. so far my favorite is JADE, with FIRE & ICE in second… or the other way around depending on my mood that day 😉

6 years ago

Thanks for the detailed review, haven’t had a chance to experiment with these inks yet and learning a bit more about them will certainly help when deciding which colors to get. Looking forward to more color reviews

6 years ago

I can’t get enough of these inks. They have wonderful colors and are really well behaved. I’m using Purple Soul this week.

Grace K
6 years ago

Another great looking Robert Oster ink!

6 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks! Had the Jade, enjoyed it so much.

6 years ago

Never tried Robert Oster inks but they’re definitely on my radar now!

Felicity Littlefair
6 years ago

I don’t normally go for orange but I’m keen to try this one!

Benjamin R
6 years ago

This red/orange looks like a great match for my orange Diplomat Aero. From the pictures this looks like it shades to a darker orange and not toward red like the Monteverde Fireopal from about 4 weeks ago.

Jonathan C
6 years ago

That is one gorgeous orange!