Levenger Blue Bahama Review

  

Specifications:

Manufacturer: Levenger
Color: Light Turquoise
MSRP: $12
Actual Price: $12
Price I paid: I bought this as part of the Levenger Ink Sampler for $12 while it was on sale.
Amount of Ink: 50 ml
Cost per ml: 24¢/ml at $12
Bottle: Glass; It includes a reservoir 
Where to Buy: All of Levenger's inks are exclusive to their website.*
 * All prices are the prices at the time of this review's writing on June 28, 2014. 


Qualities:

Sheen: A slight red sheen
Shading: Excellent
Water Resistance: Somewhat water resistant
Feathering: Moderate on copier paper
Bleed through: None
Show through/ Ghosting: None
Drying Time: Fast
Wetness: Fairly wet
Lubrication:  Well lubricated
Staining: I haven't noticed any staining.
Cleaning: The ink cleans out of a pen easily
Okay on Copier Paper?: Okay, but there is moderate feathering.


Writing Sample:

Pen: Visconti Rembrandt Fine
Paper 1: Levenger Circa Paper
Paper 2: Copier Paper
Paper 3: Black n' Red Notebook
Paper 4: Flashcard
Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Levenger Circa Paper- Front

Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Levenger Circa Paper- Back

Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Copier Paper- Front

Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Copier Paper- Back

Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Black n' Red Paper- Front

Levenger Blue Bahama Writing Sample
Writing Sample on Black n' Red Paper- Back


Extended Soak Test (2 hours)
Thoughts

Levenger Blue Bahama is a light turquoise ink which behaves surprisingly well on copier paper. The show through and bleed through are minimal, but the feathering is moderate to extreme.

This is an ink I like, but I don't think I would use it often enough to justify the purchase of a bottle. If you like the color and its properties, it's often on sale for $10 (20 cents per mL).

Uses:

  • Personal journaling
  • Informal correspondence (The color is too light for formal writing)
  • Note-taking


Pros:
  • Minimal bleed through and show through
  • Not very expensive (24 cents per mL)
  • Well lubricated and easy to clean
  • Excellent shading
  • Slight red sheen

Cons:
  • Moderate feathering on low-quality paper
  • Not very water-resistant 



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