Ink Review #588: Lamy Neon Coral


Lamy Neon Coral was the special edition ink for 2014. A pen friend was very kind and sent me a sample over for review. I had a really hard time capturing the color correctly.


The color:

Neon Coral is a bright, coral pink. Not quite orange, not quite pink.



In large swabs there is just a tiny bit of gold sheen.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, low sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the large nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Left to right: J Herbin Coral des Tropiques, Diamine Coral, Lamy Neon Coral, Diamine Pink, Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu, Pen Saijiki Shukei, Birmingham Salmon Hors d’Oeuvre, Diamine Peach Haze, and Pen Saijiki Syurei. J Herbin Coral des Tropiques is the closest to Lamy Neon Coral. Click here to see the pink inks together, and click here to see the Lamy Inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Blossom Red with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I wish I had a bottle of this ink (and the matching Lamy Safari) since I really enjoy the color. I love coral inks. J Herbin Corail des Tropiques is a good alternative.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.