Lamy Pacific Blue
Pair that shiny new AL-Star with with the tranquil calm of Lamy Pacific Blue.
Yes, the new and limited Lamy Pacific Blue is the exact same as Lamy’s normal turquoise. While this might be a bit disappointing, we haven’t reviewed Lamy Turquoise, so there’s no better time than now! Lamy ink comes in a neat 50ml glass bottle with a plastic base that houses a roll of blotting paper for cleaning off your pen after filling. The glass bottle can also be popped out and makes for an entertaining top, although you may want to use the ink up first. At $10.50 a bottle, you get quality ink for a great price. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy AL-Star B, and on Rhodia blank paper.
Lamy Pacific Blue (Turquoise) is a beautiful sky cerulean blue that looks great in a fine or broad nib. In a fine nib the ink is a bit more concentrated and doesn’t appear to have the variety of color that is produced by a broad nib. The shades you can expect range from a light sky blue to a richer teal blue, which are more pronounced when using a broad nib.
The ink did not feather or have any bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The flow was good and saturation was moderate. In a broad nib the dry time was a little high – over 30 seconds – but the ink has great shading. Water resistance was nonexistent, but that made clean up very easy and it also makes for a lovely color wash.
It’s a mystery why Lamy didn’t make a new color for the Pacific Blue, but rehashing their turquoise matches the pen perfectly. It’s a really pretty ink, and you know that if you fall in love with the color, you’ll still be able to get it after Pacific Blue has run its course.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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