thINKthursday – Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday
Robert Oster Sublime

Sublime is superbly seasonal for scribbling your summertime sentiments.

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday – Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

Mr. Oster must be trying to bottle every color he sees because he’s produced another batch of newness. Sublime is a light lime color that goes well with those fresh summertime feelings. Robert Oster ink comes in a 50ml plastic bottle and are also available as 3ml samples. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No 18 blank paper.

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

Sublime is an ink that changes drastically depending on what size nib you use. In a fine nib the color is a monotone bright chartreuse lime that can be a little difficult to read on white paper. With a broader nib the ink really comes alive. Sublime shades form a light lime to darker Kelly and fern greens. The addition of these darker hues make the ink easily legible and produces a beautiful effect.

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

Robert Oster inks are one of my favorites because of the range of colors and their consistent properties – and Sublime is no different. The ink had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Sublime is a very low saturated ink. The dry times were good at 20-30 seconds. I would categorize shading as low/moderate unless you’re using a broad or stub nib. With a broader nib the ink is a beautifully high shader. Clean up was easy. The ink had no water resistance.

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

Sublime is a fun color but usability is dependent on nib size. I would have a hard time using this in anything finer than a medium nib. The bright lime color just doesn’t stand out enough against white paper. With broader nibs it is a beautiful color that shades well and is easily legible.

thINKthursday - Robert Oster Sublime

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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