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#21 wastelanded

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 22:08

Methinks I was a little harsh on poor old LBl. One could and can do a lot worse for a washable blue! coughmumblequinkcough
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 22:43

different strokes for different folks? : ) shysmileteensywink ; )

very aware how difficult it is to render exact color, and appreciate those who labor to share with Us.

with a zilllion available saturated colors in 2012, its nice to know there is still a basic true blue, that easily washes out of clothing, but in comparison to ballpoint, and gel pens, offers a bright readable fountain pen ink alternative.
And yes, you may make corrections, where it's allowable to do so.
also easy to find, price easy on the wallet.
works for me, though I Did just load up the Diamine Saddle Brown today - very nice in the Charcoal finepoint.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:12

IIRC, there was some mention that where eradicator was used, the paper will turn quite yellow. Have you found that to be the case?

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The paper does turn a little yellow, and more so over time. Furthermore, one can't write over where one has eradicated, except with non-eradicable ink (such as that in the super-fine felt-tipped pen on the opposite end of the eradicator pen).
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:58

IIRC, there was some mention that where eradicator was used, the paper will turn quite yellow. Have you found that to be the case?

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The paper does turn a little yellow, and more so over time. Furthermore, one can't write over where one has eradicated, except with non-eradicable ink (such as that in the super-fine felt-tipped pen on the opposite end of the eradicator pen).


Hi,

Thanks for letting us know!
(Especially those amongst us who make errors.)

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 20:12

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:49

outstanding review thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 19:20

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)


Another ink with a theme song? :happyberet:

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 19:22

outstanding review thanks for sharing :thumbup:


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You're welcome!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:27

Note that this ink is also erasable using a Pelikan Super-Pirat or similar fountain pen ink eradicator. In the scan below, the white line was made with a Super-Pirat:

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thanks, I didn't know you can erase FP inks!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:24

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)


Another ink with a theme song? :happyberet:


Sandy1
What other inks have theme songs?
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:01

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)


Another ink with a theme song? :happyberet:


Sandy1
What other inks have theme songs?
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:07

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)


Another ink with a theme song? :happyberet:


Sandy1
What other inks have theme songs?
Barry


Hi Barry,

I know of one other - ESSRI : Post № 65

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:41

I like this colour! It's a nice change from the dark purples and dark blues I've been using recently.

Is there anything similar in lightness + behaviour, but perhaps with a bit more zap?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:47

In spite of the rather mediocre color, I have it on good authority that this ink is greatly favored by French musicians. In fact Paul Mauriat was so enamoured of it that he wrote a song about it. lamy, lamy lamy blue oh lamy blue :-)


Another ink with a theme song? :happyberet:


Sandy1
What other inks have theme songs?
Barry

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"Diamines Are Forever" and "Diamines Are A Girl's Best Friend".
To name a couple.

Very good
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:36

I like this colour! It's a nice change from the dark purples and dark blues I've been using recently.

Is there anything similar in lightness + behaviour, but perhaps with a bit more zap?


Hi,

It certainly is a change from your current inks, and there are many too many inks of a colour similar to LBl from which to choose. You have inadvertently hit LBl's soft spot - it is without 'zap'. A scoop of perfectly fine vanilla ice cream that cries out for some sprinkles.

If looking for a non-Washable simple dye-based ink with a bit more 'zap', consider inks that have a bit more Violet, trending towards Royal Blue, but not as Violet as a typical Sapphire ink. Perhaps Montblanc Royal Blue? LINK

Few inks are designated as 'Washable', so if you desire that behaviour, your choice is quite limited. Perhaps the stealthy Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue from an interesting damp nib? LINK

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:21

Thanks for the great review. I am new to fountain pens and did what I believe most people uniformed people do; I purchased a lamy safari and some lamy ink. I do not hate Lamy inks. I have notice that most of FPN does not care for them. However, it's a good ink for when I take notes for school or write some scribble. I do not think that it is a horrible ink by any means. However, I ordered some sample inks from Goulet Pens and I do see the difference and why some people dislike Lamy inks.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:46

Enjoyed your systemic and methodological review of Lamy blue. The art and science of ink analysis is with you. I was inspired and now anew have different view of Lamy blue. Now bid you adieu and thanks for the review. --- Jim
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:43

This was my first ink and I still like it based on nostalgic grounds, but you hit the nail on the head when you said it "lacked gravitas".

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:47

Thanks for the great review. I am new to fountain pens and did what I believe most people uniformed people do; I purchased a lamy safari and some lamy ink. I do not hate Lamy inks. I have notice that most of FPN does not care for them. However, it's a good ink for when I take notes for school or write some scribble. I do not think that it is a horrible ink by any means. However, I ordered some sample inks from Goulet Pens and I do see the difference and why some people dislike Lamy inks.


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You're welcome!

Lamy Blue may be just the thing for notes at school or 'some scribble'. It will do what it does reliably and consistently across a wide range of pens & papers, which is no small feat - it is not a fussy ink.

While some of the Lamy inks are without a vocal fan base, the Lamy Blue-Black has a strong following, it being 'More robust than civilization itself.' Post № 23

I agree with the practice of sampling inks to explore what else is in the market, especially when one wants something that is a bit different than Lamy Blue.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:52

Enjoyed your systemic and methodological review of Lamy blue. The art and science of ink analysis is with you. I was inspired and now anew have different view of Lamy blue. Now bid you adieu and thanks for the review. --- Jim


Hi Jim,

Many thanks for your kind thoughts. :blush:

I am glad your view of Lamy Blue is born anew.

Bye,
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