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I'm fascinated by the...
December 1, 2011
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I'm fascinated by the weird bottle this ink comes in. The ink is in the top half, which is a saucer-shaped glass bottle with a thick base so that the ink appears to be floating above the bottom half, which is black plastic with a spool of blotter paper inside. (There's a lot of paper in there -- the coil fills up almost the entire bottom. The glass and plastic halves snap together, which might be useful if you want to hide something else in there.) Because of its sandwiched layers, the bottle is significantly wider than most other ink bottles.

50ml isn't quite as big a bottle as some other brands (such as the 80ml Diamine) but it's a good price, it's a snazzy bottle, and hey, free strip of fuzzy paper. I'm no fountain pen ink expert, so all I can say about the ink itself is that it writes properly and is black. I use premium brands like Diamine when I want exotic colors, but for plain black I like this chubby bottle.
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Oh, and to my previous...
December 1, 2011
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Oh, and to my previous comments I'd like to add: This isn't the darkest black ink around, so I'd consider it an "everyday black" ink and not one for fine artwork/calligraphy. (On glossy paper, it can look a little gray.) But still, it's affordable and has a pretty bottle.
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This ink is excellent...
May 5, 2012
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This ink is excellent and I would highly recommend it. The color is a sharp black, and the ink does not bleed through paper as easily as some others. The container itself is aesthetically pleasing. Works great with my Lamy Safari.
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I'm no ink expert, and...
March 29, 2013
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I'm no ink expert, and haven't tried the more expensive ones, but this one is just right. It is a dark black, and the price is right. Also the bottle comes with a blotter tape and the curve inside of the bottle helps getting the last drop. In other words, its great for the price!
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This ink is simply beautiful....
June 23, 2012
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This ink is simply beautiful. The black perfectly dark. (For the price) There is actually a lot of blotter tape, unlike what i thought. The only bad thing I have found is the cap. You really have to tighten it more than usual in order to make it not leak. If there would have been a seal in the lid, it would be great. I would recommend it!
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I bought Lamy Black Ink...
January 23, 2015
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I bought Lamy Black Ink for my Lamy FP.
I use it for drafting and sketching, as well as handwriting. It is very dark! There is no variation of saturation with this ink, even with several applications.
Its finish texture is matte, and it gets absorbed quickly by any paper. the thicker the paper, the more it absorbs.
The color is true black. Say no more! Handwriting with this ink looks clean and sharp, and the actual action of handwriting feels lighter, as its flow is consistent. This also makes a difference in cleaning my nibs, because it doesn't clog them up.
Most definitely recommend it!
Also, I'd like to add that, as a professional artist and art educator, I recommend JetPens without any reservations. Jet pens is my main art supplies vendor, I trust them 100% with any of my orders, because they're serious and professional about fulfilling their customer's satisfactions. They're diligent when communicating with me, and actually do deliver everything on time. Five stars to them too!
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Ink that works well in...
October 3, 2016
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Ink that works well in every pen... but Lamy?
For some reason I cannot get this ink to play nice with any of my Lamy Pens.
Safari, Vista and All Star. It has a tendency to leak or not flow at all and every time I unpost my pen I have to wipe it down as there's always what seems to be a pool of ink in the cap.I don't have any issues with leaking or flow in other pens such as my Kaweco or Pilots and before you say I need to perform maintenance on my pens well the issue is that I own several other Lamy Ink colors and they all work fine. I just think I may have gotten a sour batch of Lamy Black. Other than that the black color is very weak and washed out. Not impressed.
Nice and dark. Dries...
July 21, 2016
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Nice and dark. Dries fast and does not smear or run. It also keeps the nib from clogging. I like the built in filler well; it keeps me from over submerging my pen when filling. Well done Lamy!
oh man i love black. And...
February 4, 2016
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oh man i love black.
And this is very very pure black.
I love this deep and dark black.
I am using this color of ink every day.
Except any signature document, does document signature i always use dark blue.
So when they made a copy of my documents i know which one is real.
May 7, 2015
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