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Lamy Pacific Blue Le Ink 2017


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#61 chromantic

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:38

It does seem odd for Lamy to introduce a new color that's almost indistinguishable from a current color. I mean, a company like Diamine, well over a hundred colors with 5 or 6 turquoise-y blues that are similar but slightly different, sure, but when your range consists of 12 colors, I'd think you'd be looking to expand that with something significantly different than the others.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:30

I believe that someone from Lamy has confirmed that this is exactly the same ink as Turquoise. Different box and different lid. Like Waterman did with their Inspired Blue/Blue Obsession.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 16:12

If you want an ink to match the Pacific Al Star, get Diamine Asa Blue. The Pacific Al Star is actually Windex Blue.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 22:52

I only just found out the Pacific Blue is rebottled Turquoise - I feel cheated and have told Lamy such. I will see if they bother to reply.

As soon as I seen it for sale I bought 2 bottles (to bump me into free postage), Lamy screwed Europe with Dark Lilac, now they screwed the world with Pacific Blue.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 00:42

What I want to know is if they're going to do an ink for the Petrol Safari. That I would buy. Do they usually do that? I'm not typically a Lamy LE guy, but that Petrol... I'm getting one of those.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:16

You'll have to wait like everyone else. Many people are waiting for that ink, if it will exist. Let's hope it won't be just standard blue-black.  :)



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:25

What I want to know is if they're going to do an ink for the Petrol Safari. That I would buy. Do they usually do that? I'm not typically a Lamy LE guy, but that Petrol... I'm getting one of those.


YES. They are... it's due out in April. :)

I hope they make enough; I never got the lilac ink. :(

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:56

The Goulet website now reads underneath those swatches that the two inks are in fact identical.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:31

It does seem odd for Lamy to introduce a new color that's almost indistinguishable from a current color. I mean, a company like Diamine, well over a hundred colors with 5 or 6 turquoise-y blues that are similar but slightly different, sure, but when your range consists of 12 colors, I'd think you'd be looking to expand that with something significantly different than the others.

 

Perhaps they just don't want to be a Company that has many ink colours?



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 13:50

Let's hope it won't be just standard blue-black.  :)

 

Ack, don't say that:(

 

I choose to think the Pacific LE is just turquoise because they've decided that the world should not be forced to exist without Dark Lilac in the regular line up, so they're using the LE edition capacity they would have been using for a new colour to brew up lots and lots of Lilac instead. Hey, a girl can dream.  :D



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:33

I have Pacific Blue, Turquoise, and Iroshizuku Ama-Iro side by side:
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somehow they don't look the same but too similar....



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 20:47

I think it's production variances.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:16

I have a bottle of the Pacific on its way. I should have by Tuesday the 22nd. I will do up a writing sample with it, and a couple of other similar colors that I have. (Diamine Steel Blue and perhaps KWZI IG Turquoise), since I don't have any Lamy inks up until now.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:31

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And a comparison of Lamy Pacific, Diamine Steel Blue and KWZI IG Turquoise

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:11

...but I feel betrayed

Money buys you a pen and some ink. Not loyalty.

Lamy is jumping on the LE bandwagon to charge a higher price for the same old same old with nothing else changing

I'm thinking Lysistrata



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 17:03

Lamy is jumping on the LE bandwagon to charge a higher price for the same old same old with nothing else changing

 

I'm not seeing any evidence the Pacific LE ink costs more than their other inks.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:21

 

I'm not seeing any evidence the Pacific LE ink costs more than their other inks.

I paid $10.50 for my bottle of Pacific from Goulet. By comparison the Robert Oster ink I got on the same order - same size bottle (50 ml) is $16.00.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:21

But the LE doesn't cost more than a standard Lamy bottle.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 13:20


I'm not thrilled. How about you? I would enjoy cinammon or nutmeg or matcha green or million others than this. Of course, I'll buy it and review it but I feel betrayed :/

 

 

Matcha green....YES! Can someone make this please?? :D


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 22:00

In spite of all the negativity, a pen pal used this ink, and I saw something quite wonderful.  I enjoy this ink very much, and if people don't like it, they don't have to buy/use it.

 

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