Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink Bottle

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink Review & Giveaway!

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink: Robert Oster Ink Company continues to release new ink colors to their wide Australian pallet of colors. Recently there has been a number of Robert Oster blue inks released that are extremely popular, such as Fire and Ice and Lake of Fire.

Another 2017 blue ink release from Robert Oster is their new Soda Pop Blue ink color. The ink is a beautiful shade of blue, somewhere between a turquoise and royal blue shade. Comparing Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue to the Fire and Ice and Lake of Fire inks, the blue hue us somewhere between the other inks. If you are a blue ink lover, this shade will be very pleasing and can be used as an everyday type ink. The ink has some great shading from a turquoise color to a deeper, darker blue. Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink also produced some red sheening characteristics during our tests which is more prevalent with wetter strokes.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink we used for this review.

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink

During our review of Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink we found the following traits that you may find helpful when choosing your next fountain pen ink color:

Testing Factors

For this review we used French made Rhodia dot pad paper with a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen, which is also French made. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink comes in a simple, but environmentally friendly, plastic 50 ml. plastic standard bottle. Each bottle has the non-descript Robert Oster Signature Ink Seal on the front. The top of the cap has a small white label which contains an ink drop to help identify the color of ink inside. The bottle comes with a practical, easy-to-open, ribbed lid. The bottle is simple but functional and cost effective.


Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink retails in the United States for $17.00. Remember all Robert Oster inks are handmade and imported from Australia, which makes the price of the ink a reasonable value.

Dry Time

During our review of Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink we experienced a reasonably quick dry time of between 5-6 seconds. Again this was while using the glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper.

Bleed Through

During normal use, we did not notice any bleeding at all with Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink. During the cotton swab test at the very wettest point, we did see some slight bleeding.


While testing Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink under normal use, there was no feathering noticed. During the water test we did see some slight feathering at the wettest points of the test.

Water Test

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink is not waterproof ink. During the water test where we run a wet cotton swab over the ink, we found significant color smearing, and some line distortion and feathering at the wettest points. The rest of the ink sample maintained distinct and crisp lines throughout the test.


Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink will produce some nice shading and some sheening with the right nib and paper. The contrast can be quite nice as with many other Robert Oster ink colors.

Conclusion about the Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue Ink

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink is another great edition to the expanding Robert Oster ink family. Blue lovers will have another option to consider, as Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue ink is nice everyday blue color. The ink has some great characteristics including quick dry time, shading and sheening. Plus it will be fun to answer when people ask you “What color is that?”, with the response “Soda Pop Blue!” Happy Writing.

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Andrew Mulnix
5 years ago

Right now my favorite ink is Diamine Oxblood

bonnie jean woolger
5 years ago

love this colour!

Em jensen
5 years ago

It is a great color, and I love the brand, they have such unusual colors.

5 years ago

first, thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity!
second, i’m such a huge robert oster fan. i can’t get enough of the shading of ‘jade’ … and i usually HATE green inks! lol

Timothy Greathouse
5 years ago

Gorgeous color, love Robert Oster inks! My favorite ink is Bungubox Ink of Naotora.

Eric Aycock
5 years ago

That is a perfect blend of turquoise and royal blue, I like it

Scott D.
5 years ago

What an awesome color and an even better name.

Ben L
5 years ago

Really nice colour. I really like blues in general and currently Lamy Turquoise is my favourite!

5 years ago

Thank you 🙂

Symantha Jones
5 years ago

I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while, such a lovely color!

Josh Schroeder
5 years ago

Kon-peki is probably my favourite ink, but lately I’ve been loving the Robert Oster Fire and Ice.

Ray Heilman
5 years ago

I like the bright blue of this ink. It’s much more expressive than the formal blue/blacks that I often see.

Gilberto Aleman
5 years ago

I would love to try this Robert Oster ink! Thanks for the oportunity!

5 years ago

I would love to try a Robert Oster ink! I love the name, but would rather write than drink anything this color, lol!

M. Ingibergsson
5 years ago

Odd name but a nice fresh blue.

Greg Payne
5 years ago

Soda Pop Blue really pops!

Roy C
5 years ago

Robert Oster knows the blues

Tamra B
5 years ago

This is a pretty blue. I’d like to see a a shimmery bronze or inviting copper be reviewed next. Thank you.

5 years ago

I want to win this ink.

Mike Solinas
5 years ago

Nice. Would give a nice ooomphf to daily writing!

5 years ago

I’m loving my Robert Oster Peppermint right now!

5 years ago

My absolute favorite is Pilot Iroshizuku Kon Peki 🙂

Melanie B
5 years ago

This blue and this Robert Oster have made it to the top of my wish list!

5 years ago

I’ve been so curious about this color! Robert Oster’s blues are nice and wet, and most of them have great sheen!

5 years ago

My favorite ink is Winsor & Newton Apple Green, though I haven’t been able to try that many inks. Still, I love the color of it!

5 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity.

5 years ago

This looks fantastic! Currently having a love affair with Bungubox Fujiyama Blue. Would love to try this RO ink!

Amanda 'Dostert' Peterson
5 years ago

This one is on my RO wishlist!

5 years ago

Organic Studio Walden Pond

5 years ago

I’d love to give this ink a try!!! My current ink is a diamond purple shimmer. I’m always looking for inks I can use in business.

Alek N.
5 years ago

Well that’s a blue one I’d really love to try! Beautiful color!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Scott DiGello
5 years ago

I would like you to review a green ink next, perhaps Mont Blanc Irish Green it’s my favorite.

Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
5 years ago

So pretty. This one has been on my whishlist!

5 years ago

My favorite ink (at the moment) is Iroshizuku Shin-Kai. I also enjoy Lamy Turquoise and Akkerman #10

Benjamin R
5 years ago

Favorite ink seems to depend on what I have loaded in pens at any given moment. Though the three inks I seem to have in a pen most frequently are Platinum Citrus Black, R&K Alt-Goldgrün and Diamine Prussian Blue

Janine Russell
5 years ago

WOW!!! I never win anything; can’t wait to try this ink, Thanks so much