Lamy recently came out with the Crystal ink collection, which includes 10-30ml bottles of ink. A reader was very kind and sent me three of the Crystal inks to try. Let’s start with Lamy Amazonite. The ink retails for $16 per 30ml bottle.
Amazonite is a medium teal blue.
In large swabs there is some pretty shading and just a little bit of sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in most nib sizes.
I used a Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, the ink is pretty similar to Robert Oster Aqua in performance. The price is a bit high for me since you only get 30ml of ink, but it’s pretty well behaved.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.