on saleRobert Oster Rose Gold Antiqua - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-RO-15566

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on saleRobert Oster Rose Gold Antiqua - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-RO-15566

In Stock

out of stock


A 2ml sample of Robert Oster Shake 'N' Shimmy Rose Gold Antiqua shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Robert Oster states "For calligraphy & ink art pens, brushes & airbrush applicators. May contain pigments”.

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Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

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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 19 reviews

I want to love this ink; I love the shade and shimmer! But it refused to work in any of my pens no matter the nib size AND it got all blobby even on my dip pen. I was conscientious about agitating it thoroughly each time I tried to use it, but it refused to flow. Maybe the sample I got hadn't been closed properly and dried out a smidge?

joan h.
Love to match ink to pen! Or is it pen to ink???

My Rose Gold Antiquia matches my Jinhao 9019 perfectly!I'm sorry I don't yet understand about ink flow, etc., but would love it if it was included in the ink sample information!!!And, as always your attention to detail and your service at a dependable 11! It's the little hand written notes that pushes it over the top!!!hugs!

M N.
Love this ink!!

I love the sheen!! So beautiful.

Michael D.

Robert Oster Rose Gold AntiguaTesting with Noodler's Ahab flex pen, Optik PaperVery nice, smooth, wet flow. Subtle glitter and nice color after drying. Did not notice any sheen or shading. Dries fairly fast. No hard starts or skipping; glitter only shows in certain light. Overall, recommended.

Overwhelming paint smell

I ordered a small sample of this ink, and while I can say the shimmer is nice and the color indeed rosy, the smell upon opening the container was like a powerful paint fume, like you should be working in a well-ventilated area or risk feeling ill. I filled my converter as quickly as possible, and was happy to find none of this translated to the page. I don't think I'd order a full bottle of the stuff, though, if that's what might happen every time I want a refill.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.