Ink Review #757: Lamy Peridot


I’m playing with the Lamy Crystal inks this week, and today’s is Lamy Peridot. I think this is a rather dark ink to be called peridot, but let’s take a look. Pen Chalet has some in stock!


The color:

Peridot is a dark green ink with a little bit of sheen.



In large swabs there’s just a tiny little bit of pink 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: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there’s some feathering in the larger nib sizes on Leuchtturm and Rhodia papers.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, tiny sheen, and no shimmer. I only saw sheen in large swabs on Tomoe River paper, and even then it was barely there.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink performed well in extra fine and fine nibs, but began feathering in medium and larger nibs.

Comparison Swabs:


Peridot is pretty close to Colorverse Laurel. It’s also a bit lighter than Robert Oster Peppermint. Click here to see the Lamy inks together, and click here to see the green inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a vintage Mabie Todd Swan Ringtop (I love this pen) on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, I found the ink to be a bit dry, but I think that’s part of why it dries so quickly. The color is pretty close to Colorverse Laurel. I’m not in love with it, so I don’t need a full bottle.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.