thINKthursday – Lamy Beryl

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Lamy Beryl

Roll out the Beryl, we’ll have a Beryl of fun!

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday – Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

We’re rolling along with the Lamy Crystal inks, and today’s feature is a top-shelf selection. Beryl is a beautiful fuchsia magenta that really pops off the page. As part of Lamy’s new Crystal series of inks, Beryl comes in a 30ml glass bottle. The packaging of these inks makes them feel like a premium product worth at least twice what they price. This review was done with a Pilot Decimo F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

Beryl is a highly saturated ink that has a similar appearance in both fine and broad nibs. At its lightest the ink is a lilac purple. From there it shades to a deep plum. On its way to its darkest hue, it passes through shades of magenta and mulberry. The ink is a rich raisin purple at its darkest. The ink does display some gold sheen, but only when used in large amounts on an excellent paper.

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

Lamy Crystal inks have even better properties than their standard line of ink. Beryl has excellent flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Dry times are a little high with Beryl, but easily manageable at 25-35 seconds. Shading is moderate but what you do get has a high degree of contrast. Water resistance is low but clean up is easy.

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

Beryl is almost a spot on match for Iroshizuku Yama-Budo, but with better flow. That should get your attending considering Yama-Budo is one of the better-loved inks on the market. I have nothing but good things to say about the new Crystal ink, and Beryl in particular is a beautiful color that performs extremely well.

thINKthursday - Lamy Beryl

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.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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