I love this color. It is bright and the ink glides across the page in my Lamy
Demonstrator FP. Took a little coaxing to get it to flow nicely at first, but
since then no problems at all! I would definately buy this color again.
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.
Lamy violet is a medium to deep purple color with blue undertones. I find it
very similar to Diamine violet but slightly more saturated. This is one of the
colors that I keep in a pen at all times because it's a great purple that stands
out but doesn't scream "look at me."