Ink Snippet: Robert Oster Emerald

Robert Oster Emerald writing sample

Robert Oster Emerald went into my Sheaffer Targa in Green Moiré with a stub nib, and the ink proved an excellent match for that spectacular pen. It’s an ink that feels just a little fresher and crisper than most standard greens.

Here’s a larger writing sample on Rhodia.

Robert Oster Emerald writing sample

There’s almost a luminous or translucent quality there, like stained glass.

Here is Emerald on cream-colored Tomoe River paper.

Robert Oster Emerald writing sample

Reliable sources tell me that Emerald sheens a lot with a very wet nib. With my pen, there was just a tiny bit of sheen, which you can see on the “T” below.

Robert Oster Emerald writing sample

I was captivated by the color and the shading of Emerald, even without huge amounts of sheen. But if you want sheen, you can get it.

Emerald did incredibly well on poor paper, with some showthrough but almost no feathering. Here’s a closeup on Staples Sustainable Earth.

Robert Oster Emerald writing sample

Robert Oster Emerald is one of the inks I’m previewing for the Chicago Pen Show Ink Testing Station. I really like it so far.

6 thoughts on “Ink Snippet: Robert Oster Emerald

  1. I think that is a lovely color. It sort of reminds me of KWZ-Pine Green, from the Vanness site. I’ve never tried either of these two colors though. I do love my greens in just about every variation possible. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.