I received one week ago my brand new Lamy 2K (F), and I didn't like the line-width (was too thin compared to my safari F which is very broad whatever the ink).I send it back and in one week I will receive a Medium.
I need your advices for a new ink.
I wrote for a year with Noodler's "Q'ternity" (Bernanke BBlk), which was a dark-blue with some green undertones but not too much.. it was between a denim and dark-teal color.
It was fast-drying and overall well-behaved, excepting some show-through but it was very reasonable.
I was tired of it and now I can't get it anymore at Purepens.uk (out of stock), so I am hesitating between some replacements.
Otherwise, I liked a lot the good flow/wet properties it had (it gave to me effortless writing and a good dry-time).
Here are some inks I have highlighted :
- Iroshizuku Shin-Kai
(In Iro's I've only tried TY : in the F, it was too dry and looked too light, I had to put a lot of pressure .. I prefer the color of SK and in the medium maybe it will be effortless)
- Sailor Yama-Dori (seems better than Iro's : I heard it was darker and more lubricated than TY, I have ordered a sample)
- Diamine Denim
(has a similar color to Noodler's, but I am afraid about too much bleed-through & feathering : I have tried Diamine's such as Green-black, Majestic blue and there were all unusable already in a F)
- Aurora Blue
(Solid work color, well behaved and lubricated from what I heard.. but there were also some people saying that it was dry ; I have to order a sample)
- Noodler's Prime of the Common
(Green-BBlk exclusive to purepens, like Zhivago but lighter. The color is not far from Q'ternity, it can be interesting if it behaves well as the Bulletproof line I think does)
It will be my new EDC ink and I am an high-school student :
I write mostly on Clairefontaine 90gsm so feathering is not the main issue. I need first a reasonable to good dry-time (lefty), and not too much bleed-through/show-through.
Any other well-behaved ink should do the stuff.. so it would be very useful if you can suggest me other recommendations, or if can tell me your thoughts about inks that works particularly great with the Lamy 2K.
Note : If you can show writing-samples of the inks I mentioned with a medium Lamy 2K, it would be very nice.
Edited by Armand.D, 05 September 2015 - 17:29.