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Lamy Al-Star And Liberty's Elysium

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#1 fitz123

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 21:07

Liberty's Elysium is my second favorite blue (Kon-Peki is first) but it dries so fast on many nibs. I am thinking of buying an Al-Star to keep said ink in all the time for every day use. Does the Al-Star and this ink combo cause quick nib drying? or does it stay fairly wet?


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#2 AndyYNWA

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 17:00

I don't know about this very combo, but my AL-star is generally quite wet. The Noodler's inks I have used in it (bulletproofs) have been very wet.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 01:02

I've found brand new Al-Stars and Safaris often write dry.  I will take a very thin piece of metal, like a razor blade, and work it between the tines.  That does the trick for me.  Lamy's are excellent pens.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:48

I've found brand new Al-Stars and Safaris often write dry.  I will take a very thin piece of metal, like a razor blade, and work it between the tines.  That does the trick for me.  Lamy's are excellent pens.

 

I've had the same experience. Once you adjust the nibs, they are great. Some nibs come well adjusted (the nib tines don't touch) while others are dry (nib tines touch).



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:53

I have a Lamy Safari and an Al-Star, as well as as several nibs, including a 1.1, 1.5, F and M nibs. Both of my Lamys are neither dry nor wet. They both work well with the Pilot Iro inks,although like most of my other pens, Iro inks feel like I am writing with water. I've used a few Noodler's inks and they worked well in the Lamys. But truthfully, I don't care for the Noodler's formulation. It is too heavy and leaves a bit of residue on my non-absorbant papers (i.e. Tomoe River, Clairfontaine, Rhodia and Midori). It does work well on more absorbant varieties include copy paper (although you might see some bleed through).

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 17:58

I use it in an adjusted Baoer 388.
You may have to adjust the nib of the Lamy for adequate flow, and maybe polish the tip to eliminate any baby bottom profile. I found that a baby bottom profile on the tipping caused hard starting in several of my pens.

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