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.
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.
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 the large nib sizes.
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.
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.