robert oster silent nite ink review

Robert Oster Silent Nite Ink Review & Giveaway: 2020 Limited Edition Holiday Ink Set

Today’s Robert Oster Silent Nite ink review and giveaway is our way of celebrating the arrival of December 2020! Welcome to the holiday season and the almost-new year! We hope you’re ready for some fun because reviewing a new Robert Oster ink is always fun, and this Limited Edition Holiday ink series is even more fun than most because we love a good holiday-themed set of inks!

All About the Ink Maker: Robert Oster

Robert Oster is a prolific Australian ink company. At Pen Chalet, we love Robert Oster inks and enjoy a great partnership with Robert Oster himself. We currently carry almost 150 Robert Oster ink colors in two different options: the Shake’ N’ Shimmy ink series and the Robert Oster Signature ink series. Check out the extensive inventory of Robert Oster ink colors at Pen Chalet and browse past reviews for various Robert Oster ink features.

The Ink Series: Robert Oster Limited Edition 2020 Holiday Ink Series

2020 has been a wild year, and as we bring it to a close, Robert Oster released a set of 4 Limited Edition inks for the 2020 holiday season. As we officially roll into December, there was no better time to review the next limited edition ink in the Robert Oster 2020 Holiday ink series: Silent Nite ink. The other three inks in the Robert Oster Limited Edition ink set are:

  • Elf’s Cap
  • Santa’s Hangover, and
  • Chocolate Pudding

This week’s ink is from the Robert Oster Limited Edition 2020 Holiday ink series that includes four different ink colors – all inspired by one of the most well-known holidays of the season, Christmas!

Now, on to this week’s ink: Silent Nite ink from the Limited Edition 2020 Holiday ink series!

This Week’s Featured Ink: Robert Oster Silent Nite

Silent Nite fountain pen ink is a light dusty purple-grey color reminiscent of chilly, winter nights. The ink is soft and inviting yet shows up dark on paper. Not your typical grey ink color, Robert Oster’s Silent Nite ink has quite a bit of purple infused throughout the grey shades. A fun addition to your holiday projects, notes, and card making, Silent Nite is a limited edition ink, so if you’re interested in adding it to your collection, don’t delay. Get your Robert Oster Limited Edition Silent Nite ink before they’re gone.

*** If you’re looking for the giveaway…scroll to the bottom. The giveaway link is right at the end of the review. And don’t worry, we forgive you for not having time on hand at the drop of a hat to read our full ink review. But come back and read the full review later, so you don’t miss any important details about this week’s ink.

It’s Time: Robert Oster Silent Nite Ink Review

This week we put Robert Oster Silent Nite fountain pen ink through our standard ink review tests. Read on to see what we found out!

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Read the full Robert Oster Limited Edition 2020 Holiday Silent Nite ink review.

Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):

During this week’s review, we used: a French-made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib) and Rhodia dot pad paper.

Let’s Talk About the Robert Oster Ink Bottle:

This week’s featured fountain pen ink comes in Robert Oster’s standard PET environmentally friendly plastic 50 ml. bottle (with that leak-proof cap we all appreciate so much). Each bottle is identical, with a simple white label printed in the ink’s color and placed on the flat surface of the bottle cap. Regular Edition ink lids are black, and Shake’ N’ Shimmy ink lids are silver. We love that the Robert Oster inks use no additional packaging to cut down on costs and minimize waste.

How Much Does Robert Oster Fountain Pen Ink Cost?

Robert Oster Silent Nite fountain pen ink comes at a reasonable mid-range price for a 50 ml. bottle, especially since it is a Limited Edition fountain pen ink. Check for the latest discounted price at

How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?

We conducted a 1-dip test with Robert Oster Silent Nite ink using a J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen and Rhodia dot pad paper. (For the 1-Dip Test, we dip the pen in ink once for each of three writing samples, “S,” “X,” and scribble lines, to see how well the pen performs). Silent Nite fountain pen ink very easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples with lots of ink to spare.

How Fast Did the Ink Dry During the Robert Oster Silent Nite Ink Review?

Robert Oster Silent Nite fountain pen ink showed a dry time of about 5 seconds with medium saturation, which is very reasonable and makes this week’s ink a great everyday ink choice.

Does Robert Oster Silent Nite Ink Bleed Through?

We saw no bleeding during normal use on Rhodia paper and no bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test.

Was There Any Feathering While Using Silent Nite Ink?

We saw no feathering during normal use. And no feathering during the water test.

How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?

For the water test, we let an ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before running a wet cotton swab over the sample. Robert Oster’s Silent Nite ink isn’t waterproof, but it almost seemed like it was since we saw only very light color smearing during our review. While we wouldn’t go so far as to argue that Robert Oster’s Silent Nite is waterproof, we would feel comfortable describing it as water-resistant, with the lines remaining very clear and legible.

Does the Fountain Pen Ink Have Good Shading Traits?

Silent Nite ink showed some nice shading possibilities with the right pen and penmanship.

Final Conclusion on this Week’s Featured Robert Oster Ink:

This week’s ink is reasonably priced for the 50 ml. bottle size. Silent Nite ink’s wintery, purple-grey color is created by prolific Australian ink company Robert Oster. Inks arrive with simple but very effective and practical packaging, and Silent Nite ink offers a fast dry time of about 5 seconds. This week’s ink performed surprisingly well during the water test – we would go so far as to declare it as a water-resistant ink according to its performance during our ink review. Remember, this is a Limited Edition ink series released to celebrate the 2020 holiday season, so don’t expect it to hang around languishing on the inventory shelves until you’re ready to order. Get it while you can! And happy holidays from Down Under!

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Conor Cook
2 years ago

Ooh. This one is just pretty! I haven’t seen so many of these gray-purples—the darkest it gets is still pretty grayish. Very nice!

2 years ago

my favorite color right now is Robert Ouster’s Summer Storm! such a beautiful color.

Geoffrey Dunn
2 years ago

Any Robert Oster ink is a quality ink! This one has the bonus (for me) of being on the dark side and blue-grey so I’d love to win this bottle!!!

Lisa Hunerlach
2 years ago

RO inks are such good quality. I trust them all in any pen I own. Never finicky. Never any flakes like in the greens and oranges of some other brands. I absolutely enjoy using them. This new color is coming to my house one way or another.

Julio Mazariegos
2 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway. Any other Robert Oster ink would be great

2 years ago

robert oster continues to awe~
love his work!

2 years ago

This ink looks great. I love the Robert Oster line-up and need to add some more colours to my own stash. Probably cliché at this point, but Fire and Ice is my favourite.

2 years ago

This is a really pretty purple-grey, albeit slightly light.

2 years ago

I was JUST thinking I wanted to get a grey ink for my pens. I like to use them to sketch out my planner for the month. Now I know where I can get one!

Robert Turnland
2 years ago

Thank you for the giveaway! After looking at the swatches for the other RO 2020 Holiday Inks, Santa’s Hangover looks mighty interesting.

C Okolie
2 years ago

Robert Oster inks are so delicious.

John Stein
2 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks, they just have so many! I would like to see more ink comparison posts.

Kevin W
2 years ago

Mm… interesting to compare it to Edelstein Tanzanite.

2 years ago

I am a fan of Robert Oster inks. Great flow and great ethics! This one is a very unique color that I wouldn’t mind trying!

2 years ago

Wow! An ink with a cool color and speedy dry time– sounds perfect for a lefty like me!

matthew fitzgerald
2 years ago

Looks like a blue black