Robert Oster Fire & Ice Ink: One of the most popular current Robert Oster ink colors on the market is Fire & Ice. Robert Oster Signature ink, which is manufactured and imported directly from Australia, has 68 ink colors and counting. Each color Robert Oster creates is a creation from its Australian heritage, Robert Oster calls labels, “Australian Colors for the World”. Robert Oster, located in Southern Australia in the Coonawarra District is becoming a major player in the highly competitive US and world ink market with its fabulous colors and ink characteristics.
Robert Oster Fire & Ice is a blue color ink, that has its roots in a turquoise based blue color, but is darker than say Lamy Pacific Blue and Waterman Obsession Blue ink and has a hint of green to the color, making it a dark turquoise with a slight teal color. It is quite beautiful and is a very popular Robert Oster ink color.
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Please note the following traits we have experienced while testing Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink that you may find useful:
We used a glass dip pen with a fine tip manufactured by J. Herbin Pen Company on Rhodia graph paper.
Each Robert Oster ink comes in a standard, tall 50 ml. plastic bottle. The color of the ink is represented by the white label on top of the cap with the name of the ink along with a small sample of the actual ink inside. Each bottle comes with a standard gold Robert Oster Signature Ink sticker seal on the front of the bottle. Simple and plain, but effective and we love the ink sample on the lid.
Robert Oster Fire & Ice retails for $17.00 in the United States. This makes Robert Oster ink a low mid range price ink and a good overall value. Robert Oster inks are only available in the US from a select few retailers, including Pen Chalet.
One of the great features of Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink is its quick dry time, which is approximately 4-5 seconds. Not a lightning fast drying ink, but quick enough for everyday use at home, office, journal and note writing.
We did not experience any bleeding using Robert Oster Fire & Ice with the dip pen. However, at the wettest part of the cotton swab test we did experience some bleeding.
Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink produces nice distinct, crisp lines without any feathering. Although during the water test, there was some feathering with the cotton swab at its wettest.
We conducted a water test, where we run a wet cotton swab over a dried Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink sample. This produced significant color smearing and some feathering so the Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink is not a waterproof ink.
One feature that is widely discussed about Robert Oster inks, is their inks ability to produce nice shading with most colors. Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink is one of those colors that will produce some wonderful shading characteristics, especially with a larger or stub nib where the writer can adjust the flow of ink. Done right and you can also get some red color along the edges of the ink.
Conclustion about the Robert Oster Signature Ink Fire & Ice
Robert Oster Fire & Ice is a favorite and for good reason. It’s a beautiful color, quick drying, nice shading, no feathering or bleeding all at a reasonable price. Plus how many products do you own that are made exclusively down under, which is cool in and of itself. You will enjoy writing with Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink from Australia.
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