My Lamy cp1 arrived just as pictured in the ad. I especially like the larger
Z26 converter that comes with this pen and wish that Lamy would use it
exclusively. The titanium pen itself is very sleek and contemporary looking and
if you enjoy a smaller diameter fountain pen, this is definitely the pen for
you. When it's closed, the pen is almost identical in size to the Pilot V7
rollerball pens that I use; posted it's slightly longer than the V7. The
balance is perfect - would you expect anything less from a Lamy? It lays down a
nice amount of ink and is very pleasant to use - definitely a "wet" pen. I agree
with some of the other reviews that I might be buying an EF nib in the future
but that's no problem since it's easy to trade nibs between my other Lamy pens.
Personally, I have larger size hands and find this pen takes a little getting
used to, but because the pen is so different from any others that I own, I'm
going to keep trying to get used to it.
This is a beautiful medium green with blue undertones. It has beautiful shading
even when I use it with my medium nib pen. On my computer, it resembles the
Herbin swatch at this web site exactly. While I'd never write a business letter
with this color, I never get tired using lierre sauvage to grade student papers
or write in my planner.
I keep this ink in my pink Lamy Safari at all times because the ink matches the
barrel color so well. I find the ink very saturated with not much shading but
then I use a fine nib so how much shading are you going to get? This pink
definitely has some blue undertones and is very striking when I use it on my
calendar - a great shocking pink color.
This ink is very saturated in my broad nib pen. It is a strong red orange color
and definitely resembles the photo of the inside of the cap. I swiped an orange
Expo dry erase marker underneath a line of writing and it was exactly the same
color. I like this ink but then I don't like "washed out" colors. This will be
a fun ink to use this fall!
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."
This is an ink that I keep in one of my fountain pens at all times. It is a
rich, saturated turquoise that looks great when I've used it with various fine,
medium, or broad nibs. I use Lamy turquoise to grade student papers (they love
the color), to write notes to friends, and to make events stand out in my
planner. I never get tired of this color.
I love red ink and use it frequently. However, I've tried this ink in 3
different pens and with none of them coes the ink look red to me - it seems more
brown than anything. I like J. Herbin inks but I don't see me using this ink
much at all.