Nope, Rhodia didn't help either which was unsettling. Well, what should I try next? Oh, I know what to try. Voodoo paper which you know as Tomoe River.
I do like the ink. It is a Cerulean blue, as I mentioned earlier and is quite similar to J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor, which is a teal but more green than blue. Emerald of Chivor is also supposed to have red sheen as well. I also tested this next to 2 other teals which are Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-Ro and Ku-Jaku.
Fire and Ice is much more blue than the comparable inks here. It shades nicely and is overall a great blue ink but what about the fire? Where is the sheen? Grrrr.
This review is based off of my own opinion and experiences. I do not represent Robert Oster nor am I being compensated in any way.