Robert Oster Purple Jazz
As soothing as a saxophone solo, we present Robert Oster Purple Jazz.
Robert Oster ink has quickly become a favorite of ours here at the shop. With a wide assortment of unique colors and great properties, it’s always an ink I look forward to reviewing. Oster ink comes in a 50ml round plastic bottle that has an opening large enoughto accommodate every pen size. This review was done with a Pilot Custom 74 F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Purple Jazz sits just on the fringe of being a purple versus a blue-black. In a fine nib, the ink has a uniform appearance and would easily be mistaken for blue-black. With a broad nib, the ink shades a bit and shows off slight purple hues. Even then, it wasn’t until I compared it to a true blue-black that I was able to pick up on the violet tones.
Purple Jazz has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is moderately saturated, with dry times in the 20-30 second range. There is moderate shading with a broad nib but not much with a fine. While the ink has no water resistance, clean up is easy.
While I hemmed and hawed about the color being a purple or blue-black, I like the color either way (it defiantly has purple in it though). The ink writes very nicely and is extremely versatile because you can use it both at work and at play. Does this ink get your horns a-tootin’?
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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