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 4.3 (7 customer reviews)
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September 20, 2010
I'm assuming that this...
I'm assuming that this is precisely the blue that comes with the Lamy Al-Star & Safari, so most people looking to use those with cartridges already know what they're getting here. However, as a sort of review for the pen kit itself or for those looking to pick up a box of refills along with the pen, I can say this: This is not a standard office pen blue. On regular paper it's actually a very pretty light blue with a tiny hint of lilac that shows up as it "sets" & lightens, as much as a day after writing. There is obviously a reason Lamy provides a blue-black option in cartridges. A pleasant surprise in my opinion, but something to be aware of.

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gweb_world
 
February 12, 2011
Good ink.. but be careful.....
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Good ink.. but be careful.. it's more permanent than washable. The ink is a darker blue than most washable ink, and thus when erased will leave a noticeable yellow mark.

Great ink nonetheless.. also runs out very fast though a long cartridge.

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foreverblue29
 
January 21, 2011
I really like this ink....
I really like this ink. It performs excellent on all the papers I have tried it on, from cheap printer paper to decent Staples yellow docket paper to nice Japanese notebooks. In my tests, it never feathered but, on my Lamy Safari EF, there was a tiny amount of ink creeping onto the nib. Seeing that I never touch the nib while writing, the nib creep isn't a bother for me.

Now to describe the color. I find the color shown on the box to be pretty accurate of how this ink write on white paper, although the ink is a tiny bit darker in hue. To some, it might not be dark enough, which is most likely why Lamy also offers a blue-black option.

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jorge.math.basilio
 
March 3, 2014
I ordered this with a...
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I ordered this with a Lamy Safari with an EF nib. Personally, I think the ink is horrible. It starts as a nice, rich blue color however over time, the saturation fades and it becomes a very light blue. If the ink did not fade like this, it would have gotten a 5.

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aldrichestonilo17
 
December 2, 2014
Great color and qual...
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Great color and quality

 
October 29, 2014
Does not dry up. Easy...
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Does not dry up. Easy to install. Write and go!

janie.ayes
 
July 20, 2013
It's very blue. Good...
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It's very blue. Good for correspondence. Despite the fact that this ink is washable, it is a nice, vibrant shade of blue. This is the blue cartridge that comes with all Lamys. If you liked that ink color, stick with it.

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