We are still swimming in orange inks this week. One orange ink I’ve had in my drawer forever but never played with is Lamy Copper Orange. Copper Orange was a limited edition ink in 2015. I discovered fountain pens in late 2015, so I didn’t buy a bottle when it was available. Fortunately a friend from my local pen club has a bottle and offered me a sample. My main goal in reviewing past limited edition inks is to show currently available inks that are similar, so if you missed out you can find an alternative.
Copper Orange is a medium slightly unsaturated orange. I had a heck of a time trying to color match these images.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink almost turns brown where pooled.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was just a tiny bit of feathering in the flex nib.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.
Copper Orange is just a little bit less saturated than Robert Oster Orange Rumble, and a shade or two lighter than Krishna Jungle Volcano. It’s a shade darker than Lamy Bronze and has a little bit more red in it. Click here to see the Lamy inks together, and click here to see the orange inks together.
I used a medium Lamy Al-star Bronze on a Lochby A5 Lined Refill-Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.