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#1 LightYagami

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 23:38

Just wanted to open this space for those who adore their Lamy Imporiums. I got it a couple of days ago and couldn't part from it. It has become my favorite pen - I love it even more than my Black Amber!

So, if you love this pen like me, feel free to express your admiration here, especially on how you guys think it's distinctive from other Lamy models.

Btw, the new one in Lx Rose is coming out later this year. I'm drooling over it already. Imagine a white Imporium with Rose Gold trim and nib! I attach a picture for reference.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 15:49

Nice pen, really top of the line. Just one fault: The cap threads sometimes cause the cap to come on skewed.

 

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 16:09

I always follow the trick Stephen Brown gave on his review video.  Put the cap on, initially turn as if to open, then turn to close - it aligns the cap.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 20:42

Lovely pen, I rarely post it. Palladium looks better than black, IMO.

 

I always follow the trick Stephen Brown gave on his review video.  Put the cap on, initially turn as if to open, then turn to close - it aligns the cap.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:58

Worth owning? :)

Haven't looked too closely at them yet, didn't think they were as iconic as Safari/AlStar... don't really *need* more pens, however smooth they might write.

Still eyeing a 2000 though :P

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 13:36

don't really *need* more pens, however smooth they might write.

 

That is the case on FPN, but the acquisition bug will not go away.  :lol:


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 17:46

Beautiful! Love the sleek cap mixed with the strong lines in the body.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 22:50

I've now written a review on my Imporium (a year and a half down the line) for those interested or thinking of buying one.

https://dapprman.wor...2018/11/08/377/



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 23:59

I've now written a review on my Imporium (a year and a half down the line) for those interested or thinking of buying one.

https://dapprman.wor...2018/11/08/377/

 

Thank you for the detailed review and pics.  :thumbup:  It is a lovely pen although I prefer the palladium.

 

I am doubtful if a M800 buyer would consider the Imporium, which is the segment Lamy is targeting.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:02

I am doubtful if a M800 buyer would consider the Imporium, which is the segment Lamy is targeting.

Well, I have both and am very happy to use both, so it must have been considered at some point. :)

Coincidentally, I inked my Imporium just a couple of hours before reading this. It had been on my mind that it was a while since I used it, and the experience is as I remembered it, excellent in all but one respect: my own gripe is that the threading is unduly long in the number of turns.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:31

Well, I have both and am very happy to use both, so it must have been considered at some point. :)

 

Glad you are pleased with both but IMO, you are in the minority as am I.

 

I prefer screw caps and enjoy the heft of the Imporium. The threading does not bother me, but a tweak wouldn't go amiss.  :D


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:16

Thanks for posting this, LightYagami, and to Dapprman for the good review. I've been dithering over this pen for years, but the new one might just tip me into buying. If it isn't too bling - I wasn't a big fan of the Lx. But the nib looks even better in white and gold than black and gold. Possibly.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 16:05

Thanks for posting this, LightYagami, and to Dapprman for the good review. I've been dithering over this pen for years, but the new one might just tip me into buying. If it isn't too bling - I wasn't a big fan of the Lx. But the nib looks even better in white and gold than black and gold. Possibly.

 

IMO, the Ti-Pt is better than the black. It is a lovely pen to add to the collection but not at full retail.

The weight and feel is similar to the Dialog 3, if posted.

 

I don't have a Persona to comment.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 17:00

Thank you for the detailed review and pics.  :thumbup:  It is a lovely pen although I prefer the palladium.
 
I am doubtful if a M800 buyer would consider the Imporium, which is the segment Lamy is targeting.

Pelikan fans tend to be rather loyal so I'd agree, I'm more thinking of people looking to spend £3-400+ on a pen in that segment.
 

Thanks for posting this, LightYagami, and to Dapprman for the good review. I've been dithering over this pen for years, but the new one might just tip me into buying. If it isn't too bling - I wasn't a big fan of the Lx. But the nib looks even better in white and gold than black and gold. Possibly.

Can anyone say how the writing experience compares with a Persona?

Well if you come to a Southern Pen Club meet in Fleet I can bring mine along for you to try (else we'll need to wait till the next LWES or Pelikan Hub) ;)



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 02:25

Well if you come to a Southern Pen Club meet in Fleet I can bring mine along for you to try (else we'll need to wait till the next LWES or Pelikan Hub) ;)


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 00:48

I'm more thinking of people looking to spend £3-400+ on a pen in that segment.

 

I am doubtful because at that price point and above, IMO, it is more about the brand/image and less about the pen.

Collectors, is a different matter.

 

In fact in the last five years, I have hardly come across Lamy in the corporate environment.

As for the Imporium, not a single one (I know it was a 2015 launch).  :yikes:

MB, Pelikan, Cross, Parker, Cd'A are the brands that I have seen being used and gifted.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 18:39

 

I am doubtful because at that price point and above, IMO, it is more about the brand/image and less about the pen.

Collectors, is a different matter.

 

In fact in the last five years, I have hardly come across Lamy in the corporate environment.

As for the Imporium, not a single one (I know it was a 2015 launch).  :yikes:

MB, Pelikan, Cross, Parker, Cd'A are the brands that I have seen being used and gifted.

Yup and that's a problem I think Lamy face - and hence my initial paragraph ;)



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 21:39

Yup and that's a problem I think Lamy face - and hence my initial paragraph ;)

 

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A position unlikely to change and a bit of a shame IMO.

OTOH, all brands can't be all things to everybody and Lamy does have it's share of loyal supporters.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 21:50

 

MB, Pelikan, Cross, Parker, Cd'A are the brands that I have seen being used and gifted.

 

Corporate gifting often looks to something different if still considered to present the 'right' image. Lamy will not expect quick penetration, more a plan for five or ten years. I would look at advertising in glossies for cars, fashion, watches. If Lamy is mentioning itself in there then they may enter the market because the pen is good enough. If not, they are probably wasting their time.


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