Robert Oster Rubine Ink: Robert Oster Ink Company, located down under in Australia, is known for their wide array of ink colors. Each primary color has a variety of inks and off shoots associated with that color. Because there are so many inks available you can find just the right shade. On our Robert Oster Signature ink page we have a small swatch of each ink color making it easier to choose that perfect color. If you are looking for a red ink then make sure you consider Robert Oster Rubine ink, a dark red colored ink.
Rubine, another name for Ruby, is a typically deep dark red color rather than a bright red or candy apple red color. Robert Oster Rubine ink is a rich red that shows up well on paper, has medium to high saturation and is a great red option. Other Robert Oster red inks, such as Fire Engine Red and Direct Sun are a brighter shade of red, where Royal Red has a hint of orange to it. Robert Oster Ink Company, known for using the Australian pallet of colors for its ink colors, continues to impress with their Rubine ink color.
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We found the following traits while testing Robert Oster Rubine ink that you may find useful when choosing your next fountain pen ink color:
We used a glass dip pen manufactured by French made J. Herbin pen company on Rhodia Bloc paper.
Robert Oster Rubine ink come in a 50 ml. plastic ink bottle. Each Robert Oster ink bottle is very basic but environmentally friendly. The bottle is labeled with a gold Robert Oster Signature Ink Seal. The cap has a white label with a ink swatch on top.
Each Robert Oster ink bottle retails for $17.00, but is currently available at Pen Chalet for a discounted price of $12.80 per 50 ml. bottle. Robert Oster Rubine ink is a mid ranged priced bottle of ink. Not bad for being imported directly from Australia.
Robert Oster Rubine ink has a reasonable dry time of 7-8 seconds. The ink has a medium to high saturation making the dry time a little longer than other Robert Oster inks, but still within the reasonable range for everyday use.
Robert Oster Rubine ink works very well on Rhodia paper with no bleeding during normal use. The only bleeding occurred when we ran the cotton swab of ink three times over the same area.
Robert Oster Rubine ink produced no feathering during normal use. Even during the water test, only slight feathering was experienced at the wettest points.
During the water test we ran a wet cotton swab of water over the dried Robert Oster Rubine ink sample, we found significant color smearing and some slight feathering at the wettest point. For the most part the lines remained clear and distinct although there was color smear. Robert Oster Rubine ink is not a waterproof ink.
Robert Oster Rubine ink produces some nice shading with the deep dark red mixed with lighter shades of red.
Conclusion about the Robert Oster Rubine ink
Robert Oster Rubine ink is a nice true ruby red color very suitable as an everyday red ink. Robert Oster Rubine ink is dark and legible on typical paper and produces clear and distinct lines without any feathering or bleeding. Reasonably priced with an acceptable dry time for every day use. Australian ink company Robert Oster continues to make fantastic colors, which will only make choosing your next perfect ink color more difficult. Happy writing!
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