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Ink Comparisons Across The Lamy Safari Nib Widths


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A while back I decided to muck around with my Safari nibs and do a writing comparison of my miscellaneous inks. Here are some of the scans. I know I did more, and when I find them I will post them. Pictures link through to Flickr for higher resolution.

 

Unless otherwise stated, the writing samples were from a filled pen with converter. The white paper is Staples Brand #28 Premium Laser Jet paper. The grid paper is Rhodia #14 pad. The lined paper is Clairefontaine A4 spiral bound notebook paper.

 

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This is great for many reasons. Now can someone do on for the Pelikan nibs?

Any patrons wanna take a chance on me?! I can write a mean grant proposal. :roflmho:

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That's a pretty impressive exposé you just did. WOW! Much appreciated. I have all those nibs in the little box that will now be used. :notworthy1:

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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and, it's a great angle, from the nib shots on..

have to find some of that Heron.. looks like the tonal counterpart to Black Swan..

Thank You B ! More please?

Ps.. the Pel brown above was very nice.. Pel black is my least favorite in Lamy-too dry.. the brown appears to be a-ok?

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I'm gad someone else is finding these useful. I did this for my own neuroses and figured some of you lot might appreciate it, too! :P

 

p2p, check out some other scans of Bad Blue Heron before you send your money off. I couldn't quite get the right color. What I'm seeing above is a bit too vivid, at least on the white paper. Yes, Pelikan Brown is dreamy in my Lamy. I also like Orange Crush.

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Is the line variation on the 1.1 really that poor? It looks to me like it's a round M nib that writes a little dry rather than a stub or CI.

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This looks absolutely amazing!:thumbup: Thank you for your effort. I'm a bit bias, but I like the wider nibs.

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Is the line variation on the 1.1 really that poor? It looks to me like it's a round M nib that writes a little dry rather than a stub or CI.

It's probably the case of a poor calligrapher (me) using an inexact nib. For what it is worth, the 1.1 *is* more stubby than the M. I wouldn't call it dry at all. I'm just a poor hand! The general rumblings of FPN seem to have it that 1.5 and 1.9 give more variation than 1.1.

 

I'm sure Signum1 could make that 1.1 sing, though!

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I must say my mind went into a lax state. Excellent review of your nibs and very much appreciated.

This would make an excellent installation at a swank Soho gallery.

Fellow members, what say ye?

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This would make an excellent installation at a swank Soho gallery.

That might be overstating it a tad bit, but I appreciate the vote of confidence nevertheless. If you should happen to know any gallery owners, though, feel free to put them in contact. :bunny01:

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That was really useful to me. Many thanks!

I came here for the pictures and stayed for the conversation.

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Awesome :thumbup:

 

I have some Safari's with F & M nib and this comparisons are great to see how each nib give different shades.

 

Thank You.

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