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Levenger Cocoa Review

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#1 Titania


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:55

This is a quick review of Levenger Cocoa which I initially published on my blog. I purchased the ink as part of Levenger's sampler pack, and I am reviewing all of them. To read the other, more in-depth reviews, go here
Sheen: None
Shading: Excellent
Water Resistance: Interestingly changes to red
Feathering:High; Although I haven't used this ink on copier paper yet, it feathers on Black n' Red paper.
Drying Time: Extremely long; not a good ink for some sinistral writers
Wetness: Average
Lubrication:  Well lubricated
Staining: I haven't noticed any staining.
Cleaning: The ink cleans out of a pen easily. 
Nib Creep: None with my Visconti Rembrandt
Writing Sample
Pen: Visconti Rembrandt Fine
Paper: Black n'Red Notebook
To my eyes and on my monitor, this scan appears color accurate. For instructions on calibrating a monitor, follow this link. Shading and feathering can be seen more easily by zooming in on the picture.
Cocoa has become one of my favorite inks for its excellent shading and great color. The long drying time doesn't particularly bother me because this isn't an ink I would use often or for quick notes; I only use it at home because of its color. If this ink appeals to you, you can purchase Cocoa from Levenger for $12, and it's often on sale for $10 or less. When I eventually purchase a full bottle, I'll write a more detailed review.

Edited by Titania, 10 August 2014 - 05:57.

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#2 visvamitra


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:23

Cool one.

#3 penwright


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 14:30

I purchased a bottle of the Levenger Cocoa ink; and, while I very much like the color, I found that I had flow problems using the ink in my Levenger Incognito pen.  After writing about a standard sized paragraph, I found the flow slowed to the point that the pen started to skip.  Since I very much like the color (and since I have a whole bottle of the ink), I would like to use this ink, but I need it to provide consistent flow. 


I am interested to know if others have had this experience with Levenger Cocoa ink.  I read good reviews of Waterman Havana brown ink, so I am interested to hear comments about any problems experienced with this ink a well.


I would add that I am currently using a different ink in this same pen, and I appear to be getting better results; but it may be too early to tell.


Please comment.

#4 Misfit


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 23:42

I have had no problems using Waterman Havana Brown.  I'm beginning to think I'll start buying more versions of brown ink, maybe green.  I'm not sure yet if I want to limit ink this way, but I'm thinking about it.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:35

Looks interesting. Thanks.

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