Executive Pens very kindly offered to sent me a bottle of Robert Oster Sunset Yellow ink to review here on the blog. All thoughts shared in this post are are my own.
I have noticed over the years that I have a propensity for yellow things. Some of my favourite stationery items, such as the Kaweco ART Sport, are yellow. I find the colour pretty and very calming, but rarely do I consider using a yellow ink.
This is my first experience with a Robert Oster ink. This ink brand has grown in popularity over the past few years and generally the comments are positive. I have been using Yellow Sunset in my Lamy Safari Mint Glaze with a medium nib for around three weeks and I have some thoughts.
I purposely opted for a medium nibbed fountain pen as the more ink laid down on the page, the better the chance at seeing and enjoying the colour. The darker yellow tones of this ink mean that is it visible on the page. The only time I found the ink hard to read was at night under artificial light.
There is a good deal of shading with Yellow Sunset which is dreamy. You get a great look at the light yellow tones through to the almost orange colours very reminiscent of a sunset…hence the name.
I have noticed some build up of what appears to be dried ink around the base of the fountain pen nib. Most of the time this pen has been stored nib-up in a pen pot meaning its not been subject to shaking or too much movement. The crusting of ink residue has been a little surprising, but I assume a result of the ink properties.
It would now make me think twice before putting this colour in an expensive fountain pen and I wouldn't leave this ink in a pen that wasn't being regularly used.
I have enjoyed using this ink colour and overall for a first experience with Robert Oster it’s been good. The ink crusting is a little concerning. I have another ink from Robert Oster which is a completely different shade so I can compare the two and figure out if its a brand thing or just something specific to Yellow Sunset.
I would like to thank Executive Pens for sending me over this ink to review on the blog. Muchas Gracias.