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Levenger Bottled Ink

Price: $13.00
Item: PR0220
Dip into a classic American microbrew
If you still practice the ancient and satisfying art of writing with a fountain pen, you should be rewarded with ink that more than satisfies. Levenger Bottled Ink is what fountain pen ink should be: smooth and rich, designed to last, formulated to delight.

Why you'll experience such a satisfying write
Levenger inks resist fading as well as feathering. They are moist on your nib but dry readily on your paper (especially helpful for left-handed writers). They're lightfast and maintain a crisp line without spreading. The even saturation ensures no skipping.

And Levenger inks come in a panoply of colors -- to match your mood, suit the occasion, enliven the page.

Enjoy ink that's American-made and rigorously tested
We brew Levenger ink right here in the U.S. The formula is closely held and conforms to our exacting specifications. As part of our testing, we've asked professional calligraphers to put the inks through their paces.

Levenger inks have also been time-tested by the many customers who have dipped their nibs into a bottle. We've been offering this microbrew since 1998.

Buy your Levenger ink by the bottle or the six-pack
Choose how you wish to color your writing world -- bottle by different-color bottle, or in one of the prepackaged six-packs we offer.

And yes, Levenger fountain pen cartridges contain the same finely formulated ink.

A few tips about the colors of Levenger inks
The Raven Black is semi-permanent, and therefore ideal for record-keeping. The other colors are washable.

In the photo, the color you see in the bottle is lightened a bit to better show you the ink color. 

  • 50 ml
  • Glass bottle
  • Inkwell inside the bottle for easier dipping

Dip your nib into the ink designed to perform on the page with every stroke of your pen.
Levenger Bottled Ink 4.5 5 68 68
Poem Reflections on ‘Skies of Blue’ Bottled Ink As my fingers glide across the paper My handwriting--almost calligraphy— Enhanced by my treasured fountain pen My friend for over 40 years I write my composed thoughts Which flow quickly from my brain Through my finger tips I feel as if I am Uncorking the bottle Unleashing the ‘Skies of Blue’ Of my mind Expansive thoughts, pent up thoughts Which reveal my emotions and states of mind These molecules flow Gathering speed as they race toward their destination Like a river cascading From its source At the pinnacle of the mountain Hidden in its recesses Gathering and merging at the top Then exploding into a waterfall Descending from heights Crashing against the boulders At its base Then continuing its journey To its destination The ‘skies of blue’ Provides the blanket That overlooks the world below And watches as the river flows Watching as each blue molecule Is reflected back to its source Of water I read my words Written in ‘skies of blue’ My thoughts Are reflected back to me And I absorb them in my eye’s mind That contains my essence Of heart and soul And the clarity of ‘Skies of blue’ Is evident In my world And My life is enhanced April 19, 2010
Cobalt Blue Poem New Pelikan pen Levenger Cobalt Blue Ink Each one made for each Brilliant blue pen strokes Never clogging, never skips Flow across the page My letter finished Sapphire jewels on paper Flies off to a friend April 19, 2010
Not to great I got cobalt blue ink because i liked the color on the website but it was extremely dark. But this ink writes very well. Another problem with this ink is that if i don't write with my pen even for an hour or so while its capped it takes forever for the ink to start to flow in my sheahher sagaris. Not the best and not the worst. October 19, 2013
Consistently Excellent There is a reason I return to purchase Levenger ink. Actually several. Levenger ink does not feather or bleed. It does not clog my pens. It is always a smooth write. It is consistent in its quality, too. The bottle is great, also. The shape makes it hard to knock over on the desk and I appreciate the device inside the mouth of the bottle because it makes refilling easier. October 12, 2013
Really Smooth Ink I bought Levenger's Amethyst ink for a friend because I love writing with it. I have the Blue Bahama and the Cardinal Red inks that I use everyday. I was nervous at first because the ink reviews online don't mention Levenger inks, but I can report that, on Rhodia notebook paper, the ink writes smoothly and there's no bleed through or skipping. And the colors are gorgeous! September 28, 2013
Timeless elegance As an attorney seeking to preserve the timeless tactile "rightness" of handsigned letters and documents (on cotton paper or cards), this is another Levenger product that just works and looks "right". I use this with the Levenger L-Tech pen to sign all my letters and write notes to clients and friends. In a disposable, electronic world, I believe that traditional documents and papers are valued and stand out from the humdrum ugliness of much of the days ephemeral communications. I'm grateful that Levenger cares enough about tradition to make these "artisinal" inks and fountain pens. They compliment the Crane's and Strathmore cotton fiber papers I use and look great! June 29, 2013
It makes the good even gooder! I filled two fountain pens with the Forest ink. One was a higher end pen. One was kind of cheap. Once the ink started flowing, it was hard to tell the difference. Great ink. Great bottle design. You won't be disappointed.* *I only bought the Forest, so I cannot vouch for the other colors. June 23, 2013
Very bright ink, stands out The ink stands out well against black pen and pencil on busy backgrounds (graph paper) and on the cover of paperboard binder (brown/grey cardboard) May 25, 2013
Love the amethyst ink I love the amethyst bottled ink for grading papers. I make lots of comments, and when done it looks festive rather than like I opened a vein over their papers. May 11, 2013
A great all-around ink I was first attracted to this ink for the bottle but the ink itself pleasantly surprised me. The Amethyst is a medium purple color that would work for friendly correspondence when one gets tired of the usual blue or black. This is a highly saturated ink with great flow. There is no feathering of the ink with the pen/nib combination I am using and the color dries rich and vibrant. It is a very fast drying ink with a dry time of about three seconds on average paper and about five seconds on high quality paper. The bottle is a true inkwell and the design is both beautiful and practical. The shape makes it easy to hold and the plastic insert is great for getting a good fill, even when the ink level in the bottle begins to drop from previous fills. I have already added two more colors to my ink collection and just wish that Levenger ventured into even more than the fourteen colors they currently offer. May 4, 2013
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