Hello! Kelsi here with another great ink to review! This time was Robert Oster Orange Rumble, which is one of the newest inks offered by the brand. If you like orange inks, I thought this was a really nice shade, and it had some surprising results I wasn’t expecting! Read on to hear more…
- Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- About 20-25 seconds – This ink was almost dry at 20 seconds, but still smeared a tiny bit.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – This ink didn’t have much water resistance. When water was applied, it almost completely disappeared.
- High – There wasn’t much of a noticeable difference between the swabs on the swab test. You can see where some black came out in the ink at the end of the swab where it was especially saturated though.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Easy – I found it easy to clean out of my pen after writing with it!
- Medium – I wouldn’t say this ink had a ton of shading, but it definitely had some variation on strokes as I wrote, and it wasn’t a one-dimensional color.
- Medium – This ink wasn’t super wet or super dry, it was a nice “middle ground” flow.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- The Robert Oster 50ml plastic bottles are pretty standard, but they get the job done!
Inks Similar in Color:
I was not expecting to find the black hues in this ink! You can even see where it came out in the writing sample with the broad nib. I thought this made the ink even more interesting! If you have a setting where you can use a “fun” color like this burnt orange, I think this is a great option.