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#1 marcelo

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 14:20

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Hi folks!

 

I have a Lamy Studio Palladium M nib that I love - aesthetics, weight, how it sits in my hand. But there's an issue... It writes TOO wet!

 

I have other six different pens from six different known brands - all expect one with M nibs, like the Lamy - but none writes as wet as the Lamy. I know it's not a matter of ink, because none of the others, using them, writes as wet as the Lamy. Because of being so wet it also feathers a lot.

 

How are your experiences with it?



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 15:17

 Use Lamy Ink.

 

 You'll be just fine.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 15:21

Hi Marcelo,

I don't know what your other pens are... but all other things being equal... gold nibs do run a little wetter than steel nibs... Lamy is no exception. In fact, I wish some of my Lamy's were a little wetter.

That said, I'll gladly take this troublesome beast off your hands. :D


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#4 marcelo

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 16:49

 Use Lamy Ink.
 
 You'll be just fine.


I won't. It was the first I used.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 16:53

Hi Marcelo,

I don't know what your other pens are... but all other things being equal... gold nibs do run a little wetter than steel nibs... Lamy is no exception. In fact, I wish some of my Lamy's were a little wetter.

That said, I'll gladly take this troublesome beast off your hands. :D


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Hi Anthony!

Thank you for the kind and fun reply. 😁

Beyond the Caran d'Ache and the Lamy I have two other pens with gold nibs: Parker Premier and Waterman Carene.

But I won't let it go. Think I can stand it. 😉


Marcelo

Edited by marcelo, 14 March 2018 - 16:54.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 17:08

I won't. It was the first I used.

 

Depends on the ink.  Lamy Blue is, um, boring (although the cartridge which came with my LX was a lot more saturated than what came with the Safari).  But Dark Lilac and Pacific Blue are awesome.  Dunno whether you'll like Vibrant Pink or not (me, I'm going to put that ink into something broad and wet and easily cleanable -- a 1980s Pelikan m100 with a 1 mm stub...).

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 17:09

I won't. It was the first I used.

 

 Dude.

 

 That's one wet pen.

 

 If it is too wet for you, then I'd say jus' send 'er back to Lamy.

 

 It could also be that the tines are too wide, but we would need pics for that.

 

 Lamy inks are drier than Pelikan inks.

 

 Maybe you could try using sand instead of ink? 

 

  :P

 

 I think that should run drier than ink.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 17:11

 

Depends on the ink.  Lamy Blue is, um, boring (although the cartridge which came with my LX was a lot more saturated than what came with the Safari).  But Dark Lilac and Pacific Blue are awesome.  Dunno whether you'll like Vibrant Pink or not (me, I'm going to put that ink into something broad and wet and easily cleanable -- a 1980s Pelikan m100 with a 1 mm stub...).

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 Lamy blue looks nice on a wet pen...

 

 But I think the most boring ink would be Waterman Serenity Blue.

 

 I am sick of dat color.

 

 Is it blue?

 

 Is it purple?

 

 What is it?

 

 Why did I buy this ink again?

 

 Philosophical questions....



#9 marcelo

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 18:00

 
 Dude.
 
 That's one wet pen.
 
 If it is too wet for you, then I'd say jus' send 'er back to Lamy.
 
 It could also be that the tines are too wide, but we would need pics for that.
 
 Lamy inks are drier than Pelikan inks.
 
 Maybe you could try using sand instead of ink? 
 
  :P
 
 I think that should run drier than ink.

Thank you.

Sending it to Lamy from Brazil would be a pain in the ass, and if it's writing the way it's supposed to...

About the tines, I looked at them and they are perfectly aligned.

Edited by marcelo, 14 March 2018 - 18:02.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 19:27

My recently acquired Lamy 2000 is pretty wet. However, flushing and filling with Pelikan Blue Black fixed that problem. 

 

If there's a problem with the tines, it won't be in their alignment but in how far apart they are.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 20:00

I have a Lamy 2000 and Lamy Studio with gold M nib.  They are very wet and I love them for it. But I have found that I need to match them with the right ink.  I love DeAtramentis Aubergine, but if I use it in one of the pens, then I have problems .   

 

I have fairly good luck with Pilot Iroshizuku inks - although many consider them wet inks.  Also, L'Artisan Pastelier Callifolio inks (made in France) and some Rohrer & Klinger inks, such as Alt-Bordeaux work well.  

 

Some inks take forever to dry (i.e. Noodlers, some Montblancs, etc) and others, when used in a wet pen, leave a residue causing smearing (i.e. GvFC Violet Blue and many J. Herbin inks).  I recently picked up a bottle of J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen and decided to try it in my Lamy Studio.  The ink almost gushed from the nib, took almost 2 minutes to dry and left a smeary mess even after several hours.  It got flushed from the pen fairly quickly. 

 

And it will also depend upon the paper you are going to write on.  If I am going to write a letter on Tomoe River paper, I will pick another pen.  But if I am writing in my MD Midori journal, I don't have too much problem.  If you are using Rhodia/Clairfontaine paper, be sure to find a quick drying ink.   

 

Right now, the Lamy 2000 is filled with Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuyu-Kusa and the Lamy Studio is filled with Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgren.  They are working fairly well. 

 

Oops - almost forgot.  If the wetness is untenable, you could send the pen to a nibmeister for adjustment.  Mike Matsuyama does a fantastic job.


Edited by DrPenfection, 14 March 2018 - 20:01.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 23:20

Wetness is a problem on my Lamy 2000 M and F nibs as well. Not so much on F.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:18

I had the same thoughts, with the right ink you'd be grateful for a wet nib. Orange Indien and Edelstein Mandarin come to life, as does Tsuyu Kusa. But we all have different tastes of course.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:44

My recently acquired Lamy 2000 is pretty wet. However, flushing and filling with Pelikan Blue Black fixed that problem. 

 

If there's a problem with the tines, it won't be in their alignment but in how far apart they are.

 

You're right. I meant aligned and really tight, like it came out of the box.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 14:11

Thank you.

Sending it to Lamy from Brazil would be a pain in the ass, and if it's writing the way it's supposed to...

About the tines, I looked at them and they are perfectly aligned.

 

 The slit.

 

 http://dirck.delint....ta/?page_id=737

 

 The slit of the nib may be too wide.

 

 If not, I guess you may have to use the driest #^(!'in ink in the world.

 

 I heard of Diamine Secretary?

 

 Some IG ink like that.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 17:01

 
 The slit.
 
 http://dirck.delint....ta/?page_id=737
 
 The slit of the nib may be too wide.
 
 If not, I guess you may have to use the driest #^(!'in ink in the world.
 
 I heard of Diamine Secretary?
 
 Some IG ink like that.


No. By tight I meant the slid is as narrow as it could be.

Haven't heard of Diamine Secretary. Will have a look at it. Thanks!

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 17:17

 That's not the EXACT name of the ink...

 

 I just heard of it.

 

 Evidently it must be drier than Lamy Blue...

 

 'Cause I have never used an ink that's drier than Lamy Blue.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 17:30

Diamine's iron gall ink is called Registrar's Ink. Pelikan Blue Black 4001 (perhaps more readily available) is also an IG ink. ESSRI is another. And there are several others. They are all dry inks that mitigate feathering. Using one of these inks may help tame your pen.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 23:59

Finally this is some good news: I need wet pens, very wet ones in fact.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 00:03

I had the same thoughts, with the right ink you'd be grateful for a wet nib. Orange Indien and Edelstein Mandarin come to life, as does Tsuyu Kusa. But we all have different tastes of course.

My exact same thoughts too :) Many inks look very different (may or may not be better) with a very wet pen. Some inks do not come saturated and I would saturate it using pen and paper :)

(Yes, Tsuyu Kusa :) :) :) )

Edited by minddance, 16 March 2018 - 00:05.







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