on saleRobert Oster Red Candy - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code RO-50718

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on saleRobert Oster Red Candy - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code RO-50718

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50ml Bottle

50ml plastic bottle of Robert Oster Signature fountain pen ink in the color Red Candy.

Red Candy is part of the "Get.set.GO" palette of inks for late 2018, which includes Burned Orange, Crocodile Green, Deep Purple, Dragon's Night, Hot Pink, Red Candy, and True Blue. In the words of Robert Oster, this collection is is inspired by "The landscape around me.. the colours I see in birds.. flowers, leaves and even the bark of Australian trees.. all composites of the palette for this set of seven."

Red Candy represents "sometimes candy apples at country fairs.. maybe red candy cane twined around white sugar sticks in December."

All Robert Oster Signature Inks are handmade in Australia. The recyclable PET bottles are manufactured in Australia's first carbon neutral plastics plant.

Note: Robert Oster is in the process of changing the labels on their bottle and the label on the bottle you receive may vary from what is pictured here.

A message from Robert Oster:

My great interest in fountain pen inks – and by extension inks that combine many creative applications – began with the birth of my love of fountain pens in 1989.

As Robert Oster Signature Inks are quite recent to the market, think of the interim between 1989 and today, as the fertile ground into which my present love of all things ink was seeded and grown.

The contents and packaging of my Inks are all nature friendly and the colours a genuine inventory of the Australian palette.

Robert Oster Signature originates from one of the most famous wine producing regions of the world, the Coonawarra district of South Australia, an idyllic setting with great influence on the senses. There is my inspiration. It’s a joy to share it with you.

Robert Oster
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
17.4mm (0.69in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jane P.
Beautiful Red!

I love the shade of this ink. It's lovely. The ink flows well. and it doesn't show through the Rhodia paper. No ghosting or bleedthrough. It's not a fire-truck red. It's just a nice solid red. And it is a perfect match for my TWSBI Eco-T Rossa!

Jacob H.
Disappointing Red. Bad batch?

This color was a big let down Very faded with no saturation at all. Was hoping for a vibrant red, but this is dull and dry, even in a pen that normally writes pretty wet. Almost seems like the ink is a watered down. Not sure if I just got a bad batch, or if the ink just didn't meet the expectations I had for it. Would definitely return the bottle if I hadn't opened it.

Sean K.
Oster Inks are Out of this World!

I have many different brands of inks, but Oster is my favorite. His colors reflect the pallet of the Australian landscape. Saturated, wet, and awesome!

Randy J.
Red Candy Awesome and Sugar Free too!

Love this color, didn't expect the greenish gold sheen it gave off, so that is like a bonus. Love to watch the ink as the nib lays it down on the paper. Definitely my favorite Red at this point in my Inky journey.

Beautiful Christmas red or Valentines Day red as well

This is just a beautiful red. Not too bright or very dark. Soothing on the eyes. I have a fine point nib so there will be more color with a medium of broad nib. I think a italic nib would really be nice.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.