This deep green is the perfect shade for a hot summer day.
thINKthursday – LAMY Peridot
Lamy Peridot is one of Lamy’s new Crystal inks. The peridot crystal is one of a few gems that only comes in one color, and the darkest part of that range is matched beautifully by this rich green. Lamy Crystal inks come in a new 30ml glass bottle with a wide opening that makes it quite easy to use. The bottles are nestled in a cardboard box for added protection. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, Conklin Duragraph B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Peridot is a pine green color. The ink is fairly saturated so the ink has a similar appearance in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest, the ink is an olive fern green. From there, it shades to a standard pine green. The darkest the ink can go is a rich hunter green. Peridot did display some red sheen, but only in areas where the ink was heavily swabbed.
Lamy’s new Crystal inks have great properties. The flow on all of them has been excellent; they write noticeably wetter than the regular Lamy inks. Peridot does not display any feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Due to its high level of saturation and flow, the ink does have slightly higher dry times at 20-35 seconds. Water resistance is low but clean up was easy.
So far, I’ve tried about half of the Lamy Crystal inks and I have nothing but good things to say. The colors are interesting and their properties are outstanding. Peridot is a lovely dark green that you may be able to get away with using at work. If not, it’s still a great ink for any other writing.
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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