Sharing Your Lamy Nibs on the Studio, Accent, Logo, CP1

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The Lamy Safari/Al-Star/Vista/Joys are probably one of the more popular fountain pens for those just getting into the hobby for many reasons, but that’s not really my focus here. Many of you out there already have at least one of these pens, and possibly a variety of different nibs as swapping them out is so easy. That’s one of the best thing about the pens, in fact.

I’ve talked before about how the nibs are interchangeable between the Safari, Vista, Al-Star, and Joy, in our Lamy intro post. But what’s even cooler is that the same nibs you already have will also fit in the Studio, Accent, Logo, and CP1. They’re all swappable!

Here’s the Studio:

Here’s the Accent:

Here’s the Logo:

Here’s the CP1:

Here’s the Safari:

Here’s the Vista:

Here’s the Al-Star:

And the Joy:

The nibs swap out easily with just your fingers or the tape method like I have here. So if you had your eye on a Studio with a fine nib, and you already have a fine nib Safari, maybe you’ll want to get an extra-fine or a broad Studio instead. Since you can swap the nibs out, just look to get something you don’t have and you can broaden your collection of Lamy nibs.

It also means you can take that sweet 1.1mm italic nib and put it on your Studio or Accent (which normally aren’t available with italic nibs)! You can really vary it up.

This is good news for Lamy fans. You can get a whole assortment of nibs and share them between your pen. You can have one pen and 7 different nib sizes, greatly increasing the function of your single pen. Or, if you wanted to add another pen, you have the option to use all of the nibs already in your collection!

Just to recap, the Lamy pens that all have swappable nibs (there a few others, but these are the ones available in the US):

  • Safari
  • Al-Star
  • Vista
  • Joy
  • Studio
  • Accent
  • Logo
  • CP1

And the nibs that you can use in them:

  • Extra fine (black or steel)
  • Fine (black or steel)
  • Medium (black or steel)
  • Broad (black or steel)
  • 1.1mm italic (steel)
  • 1.5mm italic (steel)
  • 1.9mm italic (steel)

It should also be noted that you can swap out Lamy gold nibs on these pens as well, but they aren’t readily available separately (only directly through Lamy). You’ll need to purchase a Studio or Accent with a gold nib on it to get one if you wanted to swap it out.

What Lamy nibs do you enjoy in your collection?

2017-10-12T15:15:36+00:00 April 2nd, 2011|Tips & Tricks|15 Comments
  • Anon

    I tend to stick to my EF. The rest are too chunky for everyday use and if I were to use an italic nib I have pens with italic nibs….most people I know who change Lamy nibs are young people testing things out to see what nib works best for them – maybe if I were starting out it would be a great way of having that italic pen without having a dedicated italic pen!

  • Gotcha. I think Lamys are popular not just for young people, but for anyone new to fountain pens. It does allow you to try out a variety of nibs without buying new pens.

  • Jordan H

    Are you going to start carrying the CP1? I prefer the more minimalistic designs. I also like metal pens for when they occasionally bang into stuff at work I don't really have to worry about them cracking as much.

  • We weren't planning to right away, but we can always special order. Shoot me an email if you're interested.

  • Sven Opitz

    I prefer the gold nibs, they are a dream, especially in broad. Gold nibs are also available on the CP1 pt and the Dialog 3.

  • Ah, thanks for bringing that up, Sven. I'm not as familiar with those models yet, so I left that detail out.

  • Hey Brian,

    What would you recommend doing if one of the nibs is a wee bit loose when you mount it on back on the pen? I ordered a loose nib, and it slides on and off way too easily to be able to actually write with.

    Dave

  • Hmm..that's a great question, I don't run into that often. I would say that you could bend the 'wings' ever so slightly to get a snug fit, but that may or may not be within your comfort level. Wherever you got the nib from should be willing to exchange it (if it was us, then I know we'll happily exchange it for a better fitting one). What type of Lamy are you putting this nib onto? How old is the pen?

    Has anyone else come across this?

  • Anon

    Sometimes when you take off the nib you can pull the feed unit out (sometimes completely, sometimes just a fraction). I know if the feed unit is out the nib isn't fully secure so it might be worth a check that the feed hasn't come out at all.

    If the feed comes completely out there is a "tongue and groove" get up on the underside of the feed/inside of the body. Just line the tongue on the underside of the feed up with the groove inside the body of the pen and firmly but gently push the feed unit in until it is firmly seated. Then you can pop the nib on as usual.

    If the feed is just slightly out you should be able to just give it a firm push to seat it properly.

    If this doesn't work I'd suggest that there is a problem with the nib as Brian mentioned. In which case I'd follow his advice and return it for a better fitting one.

  • Anon

    I should add that sometimes putting the feed back in is quite hard – it is a snug fit – but I have never come across one I haven't been able to push back by hand and I wouldn't recommend using any tools.

    I've seen this on the Safari family of pens, the Nexx family, the Studios and the Accents.

  • There's actually a specific channel the feed needs to go into in the grip section, and if it's put it wrong can be jammed in or worse, permanently damage the feed. I think I may need to do a video to clarify this.

    In any case, it doesn't sound like taking out the feed would do anything for you here, David. It sounds like just a problem with the nib not fitting tight onto the feed.

  • Anon

    Sometimes when you remove the nib the feed comes out fractionally, I'm not suggesting removing the feed intentionally, it's just that sometimes, especially with the "tape method" the feed either comes out completely or moves out slightly.

    If that happens the nib isn't secure – you don't need to totally take the feed out but you do need to make sure it is firmly seated in the body of the pen. It is my first check if a Lamy nib doesn't fit properly and it's solved all issues I've ever come across with badly fitting nibs.

    Refitting the feed is simple because there is only one way it can go – line up the tongue and groove and slide the feed in.

    I look forward to your video, as always, Brian, they're always very clear and helpful.

  • Until I'm able to make a video, here's one from Bob of Lamy USA explaining exactly what we're talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTfev-yLf18

  • Ethan Fraser

    So I have a Lamy Joy which came with a 1.5 italic nib but I want to use the pen for everyday writing because I love it, so if I get a medium or broad nib, I can put either of those on my Joy?

  • I put an EF gold nib on my Joy – lovely 🙂