Robert Oster Rose Gilt Tynte ink adds a touch of sophistication to your writing experience with its dusty pink coloration silvery shimmer. Let's explore its performance across key criteria, from dry time to aesthetics, to see if this ink lives up to its sparkling reputation.
- LAMY with medium steel nib
- Rhodia No. 16 dot pad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River 52 gsm white paper
- Leuchtturm1917 80g notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- 20 seconds – With smaller nibs it will go much faster but the medium LAMY nib used meant a longer dry time for this ink.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – The smear shows nearly no ink left and the drips completely removed the ink. Not too surprising but good to know!
- Low – This light pink color has a low saturation and lends itself nicely to multiple layers being added, or some nice shading!
Ease of Cleaning:
- Low – While the ink itself is not hard to clean, the small shimmer that Robert Oster uses definitely takes some time to remove from the feed.
- High – The shading really shines on this ink with a distinct difference in pooled areas of the letter. The shimmer amps up that shading with even more for the eye to grab on to.
- Medium – I would expect an ink this shade to be very dry but the Robert Oster shimmer inks flow nicely out of most pens. The writing experience was a bit dry, but not overwhelming.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- Robert Oster Signature Inks are handmade in Australia. The recyclable PET bottles are manufactured in Australia’s first carbon neutral plastics plant. The opening is wide enough to easily fill your pen from.
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In conclusion, Robert Oster Rose Gilt Tynte ink strikes a balance between distinct shimmer, nice flow, and a very light color. Inks with this tone tend to feel very dry, but Rose Gilt Tynte is a pleasure to write with. With its smooth and a gorgeous color, this ink is a great choice to add a little panache to your notebook.