Definitely a showy ink. The contrast between the bright red base and periwinkle shimmer imparts a lot of variation. When the shimmer is flowing strongly, it writes somewhat darker,... view morebut both the red and blue stand out rather than blending to a purple. I found that the shimmer settled in my pen and ran out before the pen was empty, then it was a bright, coral red with only hints of shimmer. view less
I'll admit it- I love Robert Oster inks, especially shimmers. I've never had issues with them and they always look beautiful, and this ink is no exception. It is, however, a color ... view moreunlike any others I have. I bought a sample and immediately had to order the full bottle because it's just that lovely. It's a very pinky red with purple/blue shimmer; the shimmer color alone makes it fairly unique, since most shimmers tend to stick with gold or silver glitter. I mostly write on Tomoe River or Clairefontaine with it, but I've gotten the shimmer to show up even on cheap looseleaf and printer paper. A must-try!! view less
The Best Robert Oster Ink I Own: The Best of the Best
I had never paid attention to Robert Oster inks until a few years ago when I started reading MountaiOfInk.com. Since then I have accumulated 15 full bottles of Robert Oster ink. Th... view moree colors are superb, the ink has top-level usability, and many of the colors are playful. It is affordable. This is a medium red-pink (when dry) ink with just the right amount of purplish glitter. It goes on a little slow to dry on 68 gsm Tomoe River paper so just be careful if you are let-handed.like me. The only real concern about this ink that is a special issue ink (for COVID charity) and it may not be around forever. Mid-darkish "subtle" red-pink with just the right amount of shimmer-sparkle for sketching AND text. And fun to use whether it sparkles on your paper or not. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.