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#41 Intensity

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:23

No sign of the mystery-brown LX in that video, only bronze Al-Star.  I already have a coffee brown Al-Star, which I like, and I wouldn't mind a warmer brown version as shown on the promotional renders linked earlier

 

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:11

I'm still bothered by the fact, that it hasn't any reference to precious metal. Something that was the point of the Lx-Series.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:14

It seems that you let very minor things bother you.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:24

I wouldn't call it minor if it is a thing that defines a pen series. :lol:



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 13:43

I wouldn't call it minor if it is a thing that defines a pen series. :lol:

Does it define the series though?

The first four are precious metal-themed, but theres nothing specifying the LX range as strictly metal themed. The page just says The LAMY Lx is a stylish, modern writing instrument with that something special. A functional and elegant companion. Made of aluminium, it features stylish details refined with precious metal and a sophisticated anodised finish.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 16:34

Made of aluminium, it features stylish details refined with precious metal and a sophisticated anodised finish.

Uhm, did you try to convince me otherwise? :lol:



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 17:31

Is it possible that the brown color on that pamphlet is NOT showing a new color of LX series but is rather a color used to represent the whole series that's distinct from each individual pen?  I.e. this could simply be a color they chose for the marketing booklet, not implying any new LX issue.  LX itself is a "special edition" of Al-Star.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 20:57

It's called the Lx Coffee. It's official.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 21:18

Uhm, did you try to convince me otherwise? :lol:


Maybe its my interpretation, but I thought that was referring to the different metal platings on the clip rather the pen as a whole.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 21:56

It's called the Lx Coffee. It's official.

 

Oh I've overlooked that.  Well, something to look forward to.  If it's sufficiently different from the Al-Star Coffee, I'll get one.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 23:22

Maybe its my interpretation, but I thought that was referring to the different metal platings on the clip rather the pen as a whole.

Maybe. I don't know if it is possible to include for example real gold into the anodizing process for these pens. Though it is possible to get a color by pigments or other metals. The details are plated for sure.

 

 

Oh I've overlooked that.  Well, something to look forward to.  If it's sufficiently different from the Al-Star Coffee, I'll get one.

Yeah, that pen already is named coffee. The 2019 AL-Star is bronze and looks like polished bronze. But the Lx, all former models named after precious metal, is named coffee - seems to look like bronze patina. All this doesn't make any sense. :rolleyes:

 

 

Or... if you wait an AL-Star bronze will oxidize, the logo will pop out and you'll have a Lx after you rubbed the fake chrome and plastic coatings of the other parts off. :lticaptd:


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 23:37

I wouldn't call it minor if it is a thing that defines a pen series. :lol:

 

It's a fountain pen; not a cancer cure or pollution-less free energy.

It's a fountain pen.

So yes, the actual color of a pen versus the rest of the series is pretty minor.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 00:57

Or... if you wait an AL-Star bronze will oxidize, the logo will pop out and you'll have a Lx after you rubbed the fake chrome and plastic coatings of the other parts off. :lticaptd:

 

To be technically precise, anodized aluminum IS already an oxidized, hard and porous surface layer on raw aluminum after said aluminum takes a long comfy bath in acid and some electric current.  The different colors are simply dyes that enter the porous layer with a dip into a dye solution.  The porous surface is then sealed by dipping an anodized and dyed part into a sealing solution.  Base color of anodized aluminum is various shades of silver-gray, depending on the thickness of the anodized layer and base aluminum alloy composition.  


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 00:57

It's a fountain pen; not a cancer cure or pollution-less free energy.
It's a fountain pen.
So yes, the actual color of a pen versus the rest of the series is pretty minor.

You've gone too far. There will be a petition for you being banned from this forum. :P

 

To be technically precise, anodized aluminum IS already an oxidized, [...]

I know. I deal with it on a daily basis. I was just being silly. ;)


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:05

LX is simply "Luxe" or "Deluxe".  Lamy went for Apple's flavor of the month in anodizing color to match the "higher end" tech accessories like iPhones: rose gold -> rose gold, champagne gold -> gold, space gray -> ruthenium, silver -> palladium.  It's a common color trend in almost everything nowadays: Apple decided it was cool, therefore it became cool in popular culture.  Doesn't mean that LX is always going to have a metal-named theme.

 

This is the actual description Lamy gives to the LX pens:

 

"The LAMY Lx is a stylish, modern writing instrument with that “something special”. A functional and elegant companion. Made of aluminium, it features stylish details refined with precious metal and a sophisticated anodised finish. With distinct, spring-loaded and refined metal clip and transparent grip. Glossy black steel nib. "

 

Nothing about dedicating the line to the theme of metals.  It's nothing more than Al-Star with different nib finish (different type of black coating and an additional line around the slit), and matched metallic finish clip and ends, in more sophisticated, trendy colors.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 17:08

Doesn't LX also have a case? Or was that just the first group?

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 17:18

Good question.



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 17:32

Doesn't LX also have a case? Or was that just the first group?

 

Yes, it comes with an aluminum tube case.  I promptly forgot about those after putting mine in storage along with the rest of the packaging!  Pretty to look at but not very practical.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 20:32

Yes, bummer about those cases for LX series; basically worthless eye candy. I had three of them floating around for a year or two and could NOT find a single useful reason to keep them. Finally threw them away or recycled or something. So much less clutter.
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 00:05

Just read in a German forum that the Lx coffee will come out in September.







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