Robert Oster Tangerine
Robert Oster has squeezed another shade of orange into his standard line.
Harvest a bottle for yourself and see why we find this ink so a-peel-ing!
Robert Oster inks have quickly ascended to be one of our favorites here at the shop. With an already extensive lineup of colors, Mr. Oster continues to add new and interesting inks to the mix. Tangerine, a rusty bright orange, is one of his newest additions. Oster inks come in a 50ml plastic bottle and are also offered as 3ml samples. This review was done with a Faber-Castell Loom EF, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
Tangerine is a warm orange color that has a beautiful range. In a EF nib there wasn’t pronounced shading but there was still a progression from a brighter tangerine color to a darker carrot color. In the broad nib, the ink really popped and displayed a whole other set of colors. Lighter apricot oranges shaded into richer rust and ginger hues that looked absolutely gorgeous.
Not only are Robert Oster colors great, but the inks performs well across the line. Tangerine had good flow and no feathering or bleedthough on Rhodia paper. While the saturation was on the moderate side, this lead to some great shading, especially in broader nib pens. Dry times were normal at 15-25 seconds, and since the ink had no water resistance, clean up was easy.
I’m not a fan of bright colors, but Tangerine rode that line of being vivid without being neon. It was a ‘rusty’ enough orange that it was eye catching without being loud. The ink is easily legible regardless of nib, and it would be a perfect color for journaling, correspondence or corrections.
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.
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