Robert Oster Signature Ink - Tranquility: A Review

(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)

A few weeks ago, I reviewed my first Robert Oster Ink: Torquay. This week I'm reviewing another blue-green ink called Tranquility. Tranquility is a darker turquoise color than Torquay, and, personally, I like it quite a bit more.

Tranquility is a beautiful, deep sea, blue-green ink. It flows smoothly from my Omas Ogiva fountain pen with a fine, extra-flexible nib.

The ink is wet, especially on my Maruman paper, which is very smooth and nonabsorbent. In the dry times test, the ink remained wet even after 30 seconds. My Omas nib lays down a very wet line, so dry times will vary depending on the paper you use and the wetness of your nib. The ink is not waterproof.

Tranquility provides wonderful shading and fantastic magenta and gold sheen.

The ink appears to contain more blue than green in my chromatography test.

I've been using this ink in my Omas Ogiva for a couple of weeks. I absolutely love the color. Although it reminds me of Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku and Tsuki-Yo, neither of those inks are a close match for Tranquility. All three inks are beautiful, but Tranquility is my favorite–a surprise for me since I almost always prefer Iroshizuku inks over any other brand.

Robert Oster inks have quickly risen to the top of my ink wish list. I'm currently using Jade in my loaner Aurora 88 Satin Black, and it is one of the most beautiful green inks I've ever used (look for a review on that one soon). I highly recommend these inks. They come in a huge variety of colors at a reasonable price. You can purchase them at Vanness Pens, $16.00 for 50ml and $2.00 for 4 ml.

(I purchased these Robert Oster Inks with my own funds from Vanness Pens.)

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Posted on October 7, 2016 and filed under Robert Oster, Ink Reviews.