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May 11, 2013
An excellent pen. I prefer...
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An excellent pen. I prefer the svelte design of the CP1 over some of the overly bulky fountain pens produced by other manufacturers. I replaced the stock silver color nib with a Lamy black fine nib to give it a more cohesive aesthetic. The pen feels exceptionally high quality and looks very professional. My only gripe is that it can write a little dry depending on what inks are used. For example, I had an issue using Lamy blue-black in this pen. However, I have found that Diamine and J Herbin inks work exceptionally well. I have been so impressed with this pen that I use it exclusively as my EDC.

May 11, 2013
Tested this ink in a...
Tested this ink in a Lamy CP1 with a fine nib. This ink is definitely on the dry side and my pen has a hard time maintaining sufficient ink flow. As another user noted, the ink looks great (nice and saturated dark blue with good shading) for the first few words of a sentence; however, upon further writing the ink subsequently writes much lighter and dries to a steel-blue color. This ink would be good in a wetter writing pen. I am now using Diamine Blue-Black and am very satisfied with the performance of that ink when compared to the Lamy Blue-Black.

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