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The Lamy Unobtanium Ink (Petrol/dark Lilac) Crv


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#1 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 15:02

I was fortunate to get a PIF from Amberlea, containing a sample of Lamy Petrol and Dark Lilac.  Both are "unobtanium" inks, limited editions which sold out soon after release.

 

For those who have never experienced these inks but would like to search for alternatives and doppelgangers, I invite you to take part in this project.   Here's how it works:

 

1) You sign up by contacting me via PM with your mailing address.  This CRV is open worldwide, I will pay postage to faraway lands.  There is a limit of 12 participants.

 

2) You will get a letter from me containing the following:

  • Two CRV sheets written with Lamy Dark Lilac ink
  • Two CRV sheets written with Lamy Petrol ink

The CRV sheets will be written on Tomoe River paper.

 

3) Write/draw/doodle whatever on one Dark Lilac sheet, and one Petrol sheet.  Send those back to me.  Keep the others for your own creative research.  (I am asking you to pay postage for the return mail, so keep that in mind if you live outside the United States).

 

4) I will scan and post all received CRVs to this thread.

 

Ready?  Go!


Edited by ErrantSmudge, 14 September 2018 - 15:03.


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 03:18

Wow, it's hard to get volunteers.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 15:00

Is this still open? If so, I'd love to participate - certainly sounds interesting, and so do the colours.


Edited by NotAWiz4rd, 15 November 2018 - 18:39.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 17:08

I'll play along. Sending you a PM, ErrantSmudge.



#5 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 00:51

Wow, it's hard to get volunteers.

 

 

Yes, I am surprised how little interest there is in this CRV!

 

A total of three people responded, including NotAWiz4rd and goodpens.

 

I just prepared the CRV samples today, and I'll be sending them out in the mail soon, likely on Friday.

 

This call for CRVs is closed. 

 

Any CRVs I receive back will appear here in this thread!

 

Thanks to everyone who contacted me. 



#6 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 21:58

The first batch of CRVs came back, from goodpens!  Thank you!

 

Lamy Dark Lilac

 

Other inks featured: Private Reserve Plum, Noodler's Purple Mountain Majesties, Diamine Lavender, Sailor Shigure, Diamine Bilberry, Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu

 

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Lamy Petrol

 

Other inks featured: Noodler's Air Corps Blue-Black, KWZI Hunter Green, J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor, Sailor Miruai, Sailor Waka-Uguisu, Pelikan Edelstein Olive

 

fpn_1544392671__lamy_petrol_crv_goodpens


Edited by ErrantSmudge, 09 December 2018 - 22:20.


#7 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 22:07

goodpens also provided me with a writing sample of Diamine November Rain, which is in the same ballpark, so I made a mini-CRV.

 

fpn_1544393224__petrol_vs_november_rain.


Edited by ErrantSmudge, 09 December 2018 - 22:07.


#8 goodpens

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 14:52

Thanks for the CRV, ErrantSmudge, and for posting these images.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 17:21

I am ashamed to have not noticed this before today.  I would have loved to participate.  Anyway, thank you all for posting this. 

 

I have Lamy Petrol and find it in everyway to be substandard.  My "doppelgangers" are Sailor Yama dori (a bit bluer) and Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku (not as dark). 


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:40

Sorry I missed this as I think I have a couple of inks that might really be a good match for Lamy Petrol, I was thinking specifically of the IG Aristotle



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 17:40

We may be able to do another CRV for you.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:13

:)



#13 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 22:35

Here are the CRVs from NotAWiz4d.  He also wrote me a cover letter in Montblanc Irish Green which is a beautiful green ink.

 

Montblanc Irish Green

 

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Lamy Petrol, Standardgraph Krokusgelb (a delightfully bright yellow)

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Noodler's Turquoise, Lamy Turquoise, Robert Oster Tranquility, J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche

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Lamy Dark Lilac, Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin

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DeAtrementis Aubergine, Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses, Monteverde Mulberry Noir, Diamine Shimmering Blue Flame

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Edited by ErrantSmudge, 28 December 2018 - 22:46.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 23:07

I got back a really nice set of CRVs from DrPenfection.

 

Lamy Petrol vs. Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku

 

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Lamy Petrol vs. DeAtrementis Emerald Green

 

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Lamy Petrol vs. Sailor Yama-Dori

 

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Lamy Dark Lilac vs. Rohrer and Klingner Aubergine (I was hoping to see this comparison at some point!)

 

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Lamy Dark Lilac vs. Diamine 150th Anniversary Purple Dream

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 00:37

Great comparisons!


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#16 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:00

The CRVs from EBGBs came in.  Not only did he try some ink mixes to replicate the Lamy colors, he also sent me back some more CRVs of his own for me to complete!

 

First, the teals.

 

Lamy Petrol vs. Iroshizuku Syo-Ro, Organics Studios Uranium, Robert Oster Deep Sea, Diamine Musician Beethoven, Diamine Musician Schubert, and some mixes of  Iroshizuku Syo-Ro and Iroshizuku Take-Sumi,

 

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Lamy Petrol vs. the "Iro Petrol" mix: 2.5 of Iroshizuku Syo-Ro to 1 of Iroshizuku Take-Sumi.  Tomoe River.

 

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Lamy Petrol vs. the "Iro Petrol" mix, Rhodia paper.

 

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And the purples:

 

Lamy Dark Lilac versus Iroshizuku Yama-Budo, Monteverde Garnet, Noodler's Eel Cactus Fruit, Diamine Bilberry, Monteverde Amethyst, and two mixes: Iroshizuku Yama-Budo + Asa-Gao 3:1 ("Iro Lilac"), and Monteverde Garnet + Amethyst 1:1 ("Monte Lilac").

 

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Lamy Dark Lilac versus three mixes: Monte Lilac, Iro Lilac, and Faux Dark Lilac #3 (Noodler's Purple + DeAtrementis Aubergine 2:1).

 

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Edited by ErrantSmudge, 12 January 2019 - 00:03.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:41

Glad you received them well!

Thank you for having me in this CRV; it was fun to do



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 13:03

Hi!

 

Whenever Kaweco publishes limited inks, I buy five boxes of cartridges and an inkwell, I know I have ink for centuries but my peace of mind is superior to knowing I have something I can't buy at a later date.

 

I love petrol ink and dark lilac is spectacular.

Greetings
 
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Edited by Burtelon, 12 January 2019 - 13:03.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 16:33

Whenever Kaweco publishes limited inks, I buy five boxes of cartridges and an inkwell, I know I have ink for centuries but my peace of mind is superior to knowing I have something I can't buy at a later date.

 

 

This is surely a good strategy, assuming you can get the ink in the first place.  By the time I had heard of Dark Lilac, it was already long sold out.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 17:55

Thank you, ErrantSmudge, for the opportunity to do these.  I must admit that while the samples I provided versus Lamy Petrol were not close in color, they were much nicer to write with.  I am not a huge fan of the Lamy Petrol ink.  And since I did not get a chance to try Lamy Dark Lilac (my mistake - I didn't buy it when I first saw it), I can say that I like the color and would have enjoyed giving it a try.  But I do really like Rohrer & Klinger's Aubergine.  When the weather warms up I would like to order another bottle. 

 

I am really impressed, however, with EBGB's mix of Pilot Iro. Yama-Budo and Asa-Gao.  I may just have do some playing around myself.


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