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Ink Cartridges That Fit A Lamy Safari?

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#1 Dr. Massey

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 13:53

Ok, first of all I am very fond of my safari. I always seem to go back to it. I realized bottled ink is the best option for me with the converter, although, that's not always an option. So I started looking into cartridge inks. Turns out that although Lamy is proprietary, apparently people have made other cartridges fit (cross, parker quink, and other short international)

So although they are suppose to be proprietary, I was wondering if anyone knew of a list or had tried other cartridges on their own to see if they fit? (leak free of course...)

Specifically Herbin Noire, pelikan 4001, or montblanc catridges are my main interest. Although, I'd obviously like to hear all as I'll most likely give them a shot.


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#2 Sasha Royale

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 14:19

A cartridge of another brand may have a slightly smaller or sightly larger
mouth, but can be pushed into position in the LAMY pen. There is a risk
that the ink supply will not maintain its seal over time. In that case,
there may be leakage, or breakage.

As with most cartridges, the LAMY cartridge is not very expensive, and can
be refilled many times, using a syringe.

If you wish to chance it, compare the cartridge mouth with that of a LAMY
cartridge. If it looks okay, push it into place. Some members have had
good success. I am a coward.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:19

Dr Massey,

Why, what you need my friend......

Is another pen :thumbup:

Anything you like that takes the long International Cartridges should do it :eureka:

That way, you can use the Pelikans, and the wide variety of Short International Cartridges available...J Herbin, Diamine etc etc

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:32


Lamy cartridges are of a proprietary size but I read here that Parker cartridges can be made to fit with a little jamming.

Get a syringe and refill your Lamy crtridges. That way you won't be tied to the inks of any one manufacturer and will be able to use ANY bottled ink.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:26

Monteverde makes a cartridge that is Lamy compatible on one end and international on the other. I saw these listed at http://www.thewritin...&cat=cartridges ( no affiliation just happy customer).

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:30

Yes, good suggestion.. Monteverde makes a number of brand-compatible cartridges and other types of refills. We've found them to be very good products.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:12

Do not try to jam a non-Lamy cartridge into the pen. You are likely to break something, even if it "looks like" a good fit.

- Use a syringe to refill a Lamy cart from a bottle of something else
- Buy a converter...about $5
- Lamy ink is not bad. Not exotic, but good enough.
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