Lamy Inks Review

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Lamy are better known for their affordable and contemporary looking fountain pens. So want about their inks?

Red –  A very bright orange  red colour – almost fluorescent – that surprisingly breaks down with water to reveal pinks with purple hues. Reacts well with bleach and turns a white gold colour. The red is consistent when used for handwriting. Drys quickly and remains bright!

Turquoise –  As you’ll see, this ink isn’t consistent and when added to water varies from a deep royal blue to a light turquoise. The bleach reacts to create a bright neon effect. Writes well but is uneven in colour density when dry.

Green –  A deep green ink that bleeds easily when added to water with just a hint of cyan when leaching into the wash areas. Reacts easily with the bleach turning white gold. A dark rich green when used for writing and drys quickly.

Blue Black –  A deep blue/grey ink that bleeds easily when added to water with lighter blues and purples leaching into the wash areas. Reacts easily with the bleach turning white gold. A dark rich blue grey when used for writing.

Black –  A deep black that bleeds easily when added to water with a range of greys and purples leaching into the outer edges wash areas. Reacts easily with the bleach turning gold. A dark rich black ink when used for writing.

Blue –  A flat even royal blue ink that bleeds easily when added to water with lighter blues leaching into the wash areas. Reacts with the bleach turning white. An even royal blue when used for writing.

The inks ave been tested on a Bockingford Rough 140lb water colour paper and are strangely similar in behaviour and content to Private Reserve inks.

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