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#1 watch_art

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:55

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#2 Brian

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:57

What's not to like about a well made and well conceived product. There is only one nit however and that involves the increasing use of rubberized compound that tends to break down over a long period of time. My experience hasn't been good with this material getting gummy or oily after about a few years and maybe sometimes less than that. Of course it might be this occurs only in places like Hawaii, but here's hoping that the Lamy will prove more robust over time.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:52

Thank you for the very good review. I consider the Studio a good value for money pen.
Mine is the rubberized black and my concern is over the capability of this finish to withstand time and use. I know that rubberized plastic gives that nice touch feeling, but a FP is something you buy with several years of daily use in mind and I was surprised when I bought my Studio in a brick and mortar store and the clerk had to replace mine because the rubber paint came out when she tried to remove the price tag :crybaby:
Luckily it was in the shop, so they went back and took another one.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:38

What rubber part?? THe grip? The grip and parts that screw into the barrel are hard plastic with some texture. I wouldn't call it rubbery at all.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:22

What rubber part?? THe grip? The grip and parts that screw into the barrel are hard plastic with some texture. I wouldn't call it rubbery at all.


I think the soft, slightly rubbery feel of the section on the stainless steel Studio is a sleeve of material and not the section itself. The section is presumably hard plastic or metal under the sleeve. But that's just my impression from handling the pen. I don't know for sure.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 15:00

I must have a different type of pen then you all. From the threads to the nib, it's one solid piece of plastic, as far as I can tell.

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#7 Phormula

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 15:41

I have the black matte Studio, the barrel and cap of mine are made with metal covered with plastic and the plastic has a soft, rubbery layer on the surface. The grip is stainless steel. In the pen at the store, the rubbery surface peeled off while the clerk was removing the price tag, so she gave me another pen.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:28

Nice review, watch_art. I bought a Studio a couple weeks ago, because I wanted a Lamy pen and nib that didn't have the Safari's tripod grip. My thumb rests on the top middle of the Safari grip, so I was looking forward to the rounded section of the Studio. I also love the matte plastic section. I have difficulty in keeping my fingers dry and in control on the slippery plastic Safaris and my TWSBI, but the Studio's slightly textured grip is just enough to be just right.

I post all of my pen's caps. Or try to. Posted, the Studio feels good to me with just enough weight in the back of my hand. I like how the cap snaps securely into position, but the fit isn't snug in that the opening of the cap can be rattled against the barrel. It's not a distraction to me, but it makes for an odd design that's worth noting to relentless cap posters like myself.

All in all, it's a great pen for the money with sharp utilitarian looks and solid writing qualities. I'm glad you like it. :thumbup:

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 20:02

I post all of my pen's caps. Or try to. Posted, the Studio feels good to me with just enough weight in the back of my hand. I like how the cap snaps securely into position, but the fit isn't snug in that the opening of the cap can be rattled against the barrel. It's not a distraction to me, but it makes for an odd design that's worth noting to relentless cap posters like myself.


I bought a Studio to use as a travel pen but I discovered that it doesn't take international cartridges. (I assumed anything from Europe that didn't take Parker carts took internationals.)I also like posting my pens when I write and the wobble of the cap while posted proved disconcerting. I'm a tad OC that way. Unposted, the pen is fine but I also worry about the section. Mine is the same model (065) and the section is coated with a rubbery type of compound, similar to what Parker did on the Frontier. It isn't as soft as the Frontier's but it's close enough.

I think it's a great upgrade from a Safari, or for those who dislike the triangular section to still have the versatility of Lamy nibs for not much money. There are versions with the 14k Z50 nibs and these are smooth too, but the asking price for those seems to exceed that of the Lamy 2000.

Great review!
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 23:02

Nice review. Thanks for that.
I've got a matt black Studio with a black medium nib. All I gotta get now is a black grip section and its a stealth pen!

The nib on mine is a VERY wide line, more a broad than any thing. But its a very reliable writer. I keep in my office desk incase my main pen runs out. Its inked with Aurora black and its a very wet writer. The lines look more like a marker pen than anything.

I originally got it for its weight - I find it to be more weighty than my other pens.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:34

I have the brushed finished Studio with the black rubber grip section. I haven't used it in over a year. It has been stored away from sunlight at room temperature. I was thinking of putting it back into rotation, but noticed that the grip has become sticky. I'll try to give Lamy customer service a call tomorrow and see what they say. Any other thoughts from the FPN knowledge base would be helpful.


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