(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)
Robert Oster signature ink has become one of my favorite brands primarily due to its wonderful shading properties, and, in many cases, the sheen. I’m partial to blue inks, but I picked up a sample of Peach when I purchased some other inks from Vanness Pens.
Robert Oster Peach is a fantastic yellow-orange ink. It is not subtle; it is flashy and sweet as the fruit after which it is named. Just look at the shading and color in the writing sample below:
Initially, I was a bit disappointed with the ink because my usual ink tests didn’t exhibit the qualities I expected, such as rich shading. For example, my swab looks flat and uninteresting as do my swirls, but the swipes show some of that gorgeous color where the ink pooled. The ink dried more quickly than other Robert Oster inks I’ve tried. I thought it would be a wet ink, but in my Omas italic, it was fairly dry. The ink is definitely not waterproof.
Chromatography reveals several colors, including pink, peach, yellow, and vivid orange.
Ink splats show off the rich colors and even a bit of deep orange sheen.
With wide nibs you’ll see lots of shading and ink pooling, and you might get some shimmer on the edges of your letters. Even in finer nibs the ink exhibits some shading. So if you like a vivid yellow-orange, you will definitely like Robert Oster Peach.
You can purchase Robert Oster Signature Peach from Vanness Pens, $16.00 for 50ml and $2.50 for a 4ml sample.
(This ink was purchased with my own funds.)
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