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Forest Green - Levenger

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 19:39

It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. 

Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks.

 

  1. Amethyst
  2. Blazing Sunset
  3. Blue Bahama
  4. Cardinal Red
  5. Claret
  6. Cobalt Blue
  7. Cocoa
  8. Empyrean
  9. Forest Green
  10. Gemstone Green
  11. Greystoke
  12. Pinkly
  13. Pomegrenate
  14. Raven Black
  15. Regal
  16. Shiraz
  17. Skies of Blue
  18. Smokey (discontinued)
  19. True Teal

 

Levenger Forest  is a dark green ink with some shading. The color is nice enough to become an everyday dark green for many. Sadly it doesn't behave amazingly well - it tends to cause bleedthrough on some papers. Also it doesn't give smooth feel I've got from other Levenger inks.

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Midori, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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#2 lapis

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 21:59

For me it's sort of a "funny" ink. I like the green in the best of the shaded parts but the blue makes it too tealy for me. Otherwise, it does remind me at least a bit about White Forest which I still adore, absolutely.


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#3 namrehsnoom

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 14:44

I appreciate the green on the yellowish paper, but I think it looks rather boring on the white paper. To make a green look good on white paper, it needs to be more vibrant - I guess.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 21:33

What a strange green. The blue component is obvious, and appropriate for a "forest"green, but somehow it doesn't work. I find the shading quite distracting, as well.

Thanks for another informative review!

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 00:24

Time to revisit my bottle. I remember it as being a nice color. I will pay more attention to things/feel other than color.


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 14:04

I appreciate the green on the yellowish paper, but I think it looks rather boring on the white paper. To make a green look good on white paper, it needs to be more vibrant - I guess.

 

I'm of the opposite opinion - I think it's much nicer on the white and appealing enough to want to give it a try.

However, after my experience with Claret, I'm unlikely to buy any more Levenger inks due to the show/bleed issue.


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#7 visvamitra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 18:51

Well - this one can also cause some potent bleedthrough. Not all of them are like this but Forest Green tends to act in nasty ways on some papers.







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