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Levenger Blazing Sunset


I haven't had a chance to try out many Levenger inks. They don't retail through any of the sites that do ink samples, so you've almost got to get a whole bottle if you want to try them out. Fortunately, someone at one of the Triangle Pen Club meeting a few months back had a couple of bottles and let me take samples. I think it was Lori, but it might have been Tom. (Let me know who it was if you folks read this, I'd like to give credit where it's due.)

Here's a snapshot of what you'll learn below. This is a great color, but you'll need decent paper to use it well. It shades like mad, but it also bleeds through average papers.

Written Review


The closest thing that I have to this in a pen right now is Toucan's Orange, and it's not super-close. This is an ink that makes me think of fall leaves and Texas sunsets. It's a perfect ink for the winter, if you're feeling a little S.A.D.


Here's another really short time-lapse video of the chromatography.

 Copy Paper Test

This is really the only issue with Blazing Sunset. It feathers, spreads, and bleeds when you put it on copy papers. Keep it on decent-to-premium papers and it will perform really well.

Water-Drop Test & Review Video

So, if you're in the market for a good lookin' orange ink, and you use mostly high-quality papers, then this is an ink that you should definitely check out. I don't know if you can get this ink in samples anywhere, but you can get these in 50ml inkwell bottles for $12 from Levenger's website.

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