Levenger Bottled Ink
First bottle, but not my last
The variety of colors offered made it tough for me to pick any one bottle! That being said, I am quite impressed with my first ever bottled ink! It is quite smooth and crisp, and I can attest to the ink's strength since I got some on my fingers while filling my pen (I'm a beginner, ok? :) and have yet to find something strong enough to wash it off...
July 30, 2014
Empyrean - Surprisingly Rich Color
I know Levenger inks are quality inks from previous purchases. Although I'm not a blue-black fan, I decided to order a bottle of Empyrean because it looked like it might be more interesting than regular blue-blacks - and I was right. The color, to me, is richer with more deep blue than other blue-blacks I've tried. Well behaved, as expected, on fountain pen-friendly paper as well as bagasse (sugarcane) paper. Empyrean is a great business color without being boring. And the bottle is ingenious - you can get every drop of ink out of the bottle easily.
October 10, 2014
Good quality ink
This ink writes smoothly without feathering and dries quickly. Unfortunately, I didn't like the color (Regal). It doesn't look at all like the photo. It's the exact color of grape soda.
October 9, 2014
I recently purchased a bottle of the Blazing Sunset ink to go with my collection of Levenger Ink. I Inked up my Noodler's Konrad because of the Flex Nib. I have to say this is just like a yellowish Orange Sunset. The shading is fabulous! I love it so much. I look forward to ink up my True Writer with the ink and write many "Fall Notes." It is a stunning Color, well worth every penny I spent and more I think!
September 11, 2014
Go With The Flow
The cocoa shade of Levenger ink has been my mainstay fountain pen ink for a number of years. Perhaps the best of the inks they sell, cocoa has no bad habits and flows smoothly any time under any condition.
Other inks and colors have tendency to evaporate on the nib of the pen leaving deposits especially if the pen is used infrequently. Some inks seem to abandon the nib of the pen requiring me to tap the nib to restore flow or advance the plunger in the adapter. This never happens with the cocoa.
In a less practical vein, the color is pleasing and unique without being offensive or obnoxious. My co-workers know the writing is mine, but the color does not jump out and shout "different" or require the reader to use sun glasses like some of the mauve or chartreuse inks that lurk in certain ballpoint pens around the workplace.
Highly recommended from a functional or aesthetic angle.
August 28, 2014
This is a wonderful color, I wanted something "different" than the usual reds/browns that you see elsewhere. This fit the bill perfectly. Very distinctive color and yes it does remind me of the fruit.
July 26, 2014
Shiraz is actually brown
Although the ink itself is terrific and the shiraz is rich in color, it wasn't what I was looking for. Instead of the rich berry color I wanted (which looked like it would be in the writing sample), it was actually a brown color with a hint of red in it. I did find what I wanted in the pomegranate color, and am seriously considering returning the shiraz. (Will have to see if it's worth it in that I imagine I'd have to pay for the return shipping.) Note that if you want to match colors, the color blocks are the way to go, and not the bottles or the writing sample shown.
July 21, 2014
I was looking for rich berry color to match an existing color palette and found it with the pomegranate color. Note that if you want to match colors, the color clocks are the way to go, and not the bottles or the writing sample shown.
July 21, 2014
Love the Ink
I have always used cartridges to refill my fountain pens, until my Levenger fountain pen collection began to grow. I bought Blazing Sunset and Claret, and am in love with both of them. The ink was easy to load, and the variety of colors is exciting. The only bad think about the beautiful ink is that I am now compelled to buy more pens?
July 10, 2014
Cocoa - Brown review
Wonderful ink ... while i used it on calendared paper, i have seen no feathering and bleeding whatsoever. Flow was perfect, even on an extra-fine nib. I had no troubling starting the flow either.
July 5, 2014