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Levenger ink is not readily available in Canada but available through its on-line store. A number of years ago, I was fortunate enough that a reader of this site sent me a few bottles of the Cobalt Blue.

The ink is made in the US for the company. My first response to the ink was favorable. I really liked the deep rich colour. But in using the ink I experienced the issue of smudging that I have seen references about on other pen discussion boards. Its not a case of smudging while it is wet, for some reason if there is any moisture on your fingers, and you pass them across the ink - days later - the ink smudges.

Cartridges are available in the six classic colours: Cobalt Blue, Gemstone Green, Cardinal Red, Amethyst, Cocoa Brown, Raven Black.

  • Cobalt Blue - a nice rich blue colour, good flow. I have been using it in pens with broad nibs and the ink looks and writes very nicely indeed. Thanks Eddy Day for the experience! This colour has made a bit of a name for itself on some of the pen discussion boards. Kind of a love-hate thing. Many like the colour, others note it can take a dozen or so flushing with water to clean then pen. I find that because of the smudging that I don't seem to be filling up as often as I once did with this ink. I find comments commonly being expressed that this ink just never seems to dry!
  • Raven Black - semi-permanent,and recent comments forwarded to me reflects a good ink. Does not smudge, dries quickly, excellent flow and smooth writing. (Thanks B. Andersen)
  • Always Greener - kind of like grass green.
  • Skies of Blue - Like a denim blue.
  • Bahamas Blue - Reported to be a "nice" blue.
  • Fireball - a red with yellow-orange undertones.
  • Pinkly - a hot pink.
  • Smoky - gray ink.
  • Cardinal Red - described by others as "stop sign red" - strong colour.
  • Cocoa - I am told that fans of brown ink say this is the best colour brown since Penman Mocha. The Levenger ink runs a little lighter in colour, but has colour to it.

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