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Monday, March 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: Lamy Safari Neon Coral 2014 Special Edition



Though the Lamy Safari Neon Coral isn't set to be released in the US until mid-May, we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a sample pen so we could photograph and shoot a video! We're so glad we were able to, because this is one color that we knew would be really tough to display accurately in digital form. The color really pops, and much of the more impressive vibrancy is lost on a computer monitor despite the best of intentions. But seeing it in video form like this helps, especially comparing next to the Pink Safari and Orange Safari, which are both special editions from the past.



The Safari is a solid performer and a great workhorse pen that many people get into early in their fountain pen hobbies. With the ability to swap nibs between extra-fine, fine, medium, and broad (in black and steel) as well as a 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm (in steel only), the Safari can give you a versatile writing experience without having to purchase a new pen each time you want a different line. Be sure to check out the Goulet Nib Nook to see writing samples as well as the Pen Plaza to see how the Safari compares in size to your other favorite pens.

Lamy Safari Neon Coral 2014 Special Edition


Some people have their opinions about Lamy coming out with a pink pen after they just completed another revival of an older special edition, the pink Safari. I do compare them in the video, and I must say that they are a more distinctly different shade of pink than they appear in photos. I can certainly appreciate the argument that the color isn't 'different enough' though, as they certainly could have gone more drastic (like purple, if anyone at Lamy is reading this!). I imagine this will be a point of discussion for Lamy fans.

Lamy stainless steel nibs available in extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm stub


If you're one to match your ink to your pen, then I can recommend a couple of colors for you. Granted, it was actually kind of tough to find a lot of pinks that were really close! The closest by far was Diamine Coral, with Diamine Pink, Diamine Flamingo Pink, and Platinum Red as close runners up.



The Neon Coral Safari will sell for $37 list ($29.60 at GouletPens.com). It takes Lamy proprietary cartridges or a Z24 or Z26 converter (sold separately, $4.95). Though this pen won't be out until mid-May in the US, you can sign up for the email notification list on our site. We have a good stock on order so we don't anticipate any supply issues, and we'll be able to let you know as soon as they arrive to us.

So what do you think of the Neon Coral?

Write On,
Brian Goulet

19 comments:

  1. I was hoping for purple or turquoise, but this one will do. I think the color is different enough from the pink and I definitely want one.

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  2. Already have my alert set for its release. :) In the meantime, I'm enjoying my new Al-Star immensely. Looking forward to adding this one to my collection. Love my Lamys.

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  3. A very striking color! It looks almost fluorescent. Have you seen if it fluoresces under UV light! I would have to try that. Thanks for the Sneak Peek Brian. I do like this color, so unique.

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  4. Swooooon! I love Diamine Flamingo Pink - can't wait to use it in this pretty pretty pen!

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  5. Purple would be sweet! Still waiting for that one, though.

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  6. Yeah! The BlueGreen Al-Star and Neon Coral actually look pretty nice next to each other!

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  7. Haha, yeah, I thought the same thing but alas it is not fluorescent :P If it was, I probably would have incorporated that in the video somehow!

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  8. Nice! Yeah, good match-up there.

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  9. They should have given it a black clip!

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  10. Not a fan of pink, as a color, and I'm leery of the whole embrace of pink for anti-cancer crusading. But I've always been a big fan of salmon, as a color, especially when paired with blues or aquas. I have high hopes that this pen will be more of a true salmon than a pink, and that it will look awesome with turquoise inks. With a black nib - and yes, it's a shame Lamy didn't take the chance to make a black clip with this one!

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  11. How does this coral compare with the coral color that the Lamy Nexx came in? I love that pen! Sorry to see that you don't carry the Nexx anymore.

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  12. Thanks for the video! I agree the pink looks drastically different than the photos. I have the original pink safari, but I'm such a pink + safari freak that I'll probably snag this one as well.

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  13. Oh! And I have diamine coral (one of my fav inks) and I agree looks like a spot on combo for this one.

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  14. Can't wait to get one of tese beauties.

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  15. I do not need another pink pen. I do not need another pink pen. #arggh

    If only it didn't look so danged good next to the pink one.

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  16. I bet turquoise would be a stunner with this pen.

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  17. I can't wait to purchase this pen. My favorite color! One of the European companies demonstrated Lamy's matching coral cartridges for it (new product) on their YouTube channel. Do you know if this will be offered in the US, too?

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  18. Trouble&strifeApril 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    When is the orange arriving? And I second your request for purple!

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  19. Hello, I recently bought a Lamy Safari (white), extra fine nib grade. This is my very first fountain pen that I chose after watching your video on Youtube :)
    I somehow am unable to get it working (this is my first time handling a fountain pen, please be kind to me :P ). It came with a converter and a cartridge; I filled the converter with ink and very carefully attached it to the pen, it worked for about two sentences and then stopped, it hasn't worked after that. I wonder what the problem is? Is it just bad ink or is there a problem with the pen? Please help :(

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