on saleRobert Oster Violet Clouds - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-RO-15514

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on saleRobert Oster Violet Clouds - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-RO-15514

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A 2ml sample of Robert Oster Shake 'N' Shimmy Violet Clouds purple shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This lavender purple ink color features added silver shimmer.

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.


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

Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Heather M.W.
Absolutely glorious

I love Robert Oster's inks, they're so dimensional and beautiful. Make sure you get the right kind of pen, and I recommend at least a medium nib to a broad nib with his inks, as I find even the medium nibs like to clog up. This ink is such a beautiful color, and the shimmer is just divine. Love it!!

Katriel P.
Love this!

Went for an ink sample (because I didn't want to buy a full ink bottle without knowing if I'd use it/how it'd behave), and wished immediately once inked that the full bottle was in stock. It is lovely. Not sure how this compares with Violet Dreams, also by Robert Oster, but I love Violet Clouds when using my planner.

Myria R.
Absolutely gorgeous color!

I got the sample and just ordered a bottle. It's such a beautiful color!

Love it

Beautifully crafted. I love writing with it

Alicia G.
Love this color and the shimmer!

I have this in my Kaweco with a med nib. It is so pretty when I am writing meeting notes, shows up great on white and yellow paper and very smooth. I attempted to use it in my Fabre castle with a fine nib and it would not feed (most likely due to the shimmer). But it is wonderful ink!!

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.