Robert Oster Verde de Rio Ink is a new ink color added in 2018 to the ever-increasing Robert Oster ink collection. Robert Oster inks are based upon the wonderful Australian color pallet and geography, which allows for some unique names and interesting colors and varieties. As there are now well over 100 ink colors, each basic color has multiple hues and varieties available. Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink is no exception, as it is not your normal green ink color.
Verde de Rio ink is a nice soft green, which is subdued and dusty rather than vibrant and comes across as a soft color. The color is a fantastic grass green color, but its shading characteristics can produce greens ranging from dark to light shades. Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink flows well, has medium saturation and produces a wet line.
During our review of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink we found the following characteristics that you may find helpful when choosing your next ink color. Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink we used for this review.
We used a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen during our review of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink on Rhodia dot grid paper. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a medium-fine nib. Different pen and paper will produce different results.
Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink comes in the Robert Oster standard plastic 50 ml. ink bottle. Each bottle comes with a gold Signature ink label with a small color label on the lid indicating the color and a small ink swab. There is no outer box packaging with Robert Oster inks.
We import all Robert Oster fountain pen inks directly from Australia. Due to this fact, the US retail price of $17.00 is quite reasonable and we consider Verde de Rio ink a mid-price ink.
During our review of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink we found a very reasonable dry time of approximately 7-8 seconds. This makes Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink available as an everyday ink color choice.
We found no bleeding using Rhodia paper during our review of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink.
During normal use, we found no feathering using Rhodia dot pad paper. Even during our water test, there was only minimal feathering.
We conducted a water test during our review of Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink. During this test, we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample. The results were typical for a non-waterproof ink, slight feathering, and some light color smearing. The lines remained clear and distinct. Overall, although not waterproof, Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink held up quite well.
Shading and Sheening
Robert Oster inks are well known for their shading traits and Verde de Rio ink will not disappoint. There are multiple shades of green waiting to come out, from a soft light green to a darker shade with a slight black sheen and a variety of shades in between. As with any shading, a lot does depend on your writing style, pen nib, wetness of your stroke and paper used.
Conclusions about Robert Oster Verde de Rio Ink
Verde de Rio ink is a very nice shade of green, produced by Robert Oster. In general, Robert Oster inks perform very well and are safe for fountain pens. Robert Oster Verde de Rio ink is reasonably priced, dries fairly quickly and has great shading tendencies. If you are considering purchasing Verde de Rio ink or any Robert Oster ink, but do not want to buy a full 50 ml. bottle, We also offer 4 ml. sample sized bottles of most Robert Oster ink colors, including Verde de Rio. Happy Writing from Australia!
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