Lamy recently released a special edition ink to match the most recent Al-star release, Lamy Vibrant Pink. I purchased my bottle of ink from Anderson Pens.
Lately I've bought a bottle of each Lamy ink as it is released, since $12 is a pretty good price for 50ml of ink.
I have heard from multiple people that their bottles of Vibrant Pink had some shimmer in it, so I was curious if mine did as well. When you flip the bottle over you can see the little shimmer particles, they actually look a little bit green.
Vibrant pink is just that-a vibrant pink.
Depending on the paper, the sheen can look gold or green. The shimmer is very discreet-if I didn't see it in the bottle I probably wouldn't have noticed it.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 25 seconds
Water resistance: Medium-a lot of the ink washed away but you would probably still be able to read it.
Show through: Medium
Other properties: Low shading, medium sheen, and a little bit of shimmer. The sheen is visible on all papers in the flex nib, but only the Tomoe River shows sheen in the other nib sizes. I only noticed the shimmer in the flex nib, and even then I only noticed it because I was looking for it.
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Electric Pink, Lamy Vibrant Pink, and Diamine Pink Glitz. First I wanted to compare Vibrant Pink to other pink shimmer inks, but both off them are a lot warmer than Vibrant Pink is. Click here to see the Lamy inks together.
I used a broad Lamy Vibrant Pink Al-Star on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average to slightly wet flow.
Overall, I like this one. I think it matches the Vibrant Pink Al-Star well. Give it a try, you might love it.
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