Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Matchup #28: Lamy A.L. Joy in 1.5mm with Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji

This week's Monday Matchup has brewed up some wonderful images with a teapot drawing done by Caitlin on our Customer Care team. She features the Lamy A.L. Joy in 1.5mm stub with Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji ink.

The Joy uses the same swappable stainless steel nibs used on all other Lamy pens (except the 2000), though it comes with either the 1.1, 1.5, or 1.9mm stub nibs. These are nibs that are ground wide so that they give a fatter line on the downstroke, a thinner one on the cross-stroke. This is great for getting a calligraphy-like writing (without having to do much different than your normal writing!). The Joy takes Lamy proprietary cartridges (one blue one included) or a Lamy Z24 converter (sold separately for $4.95).

Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji ink is a nice shader, with a hot pink tone to it that will surely make your writing stand out from just about anything else you're likely to see. It's smooth-flowing, fast drying, and all around a wonderful ink like you'd expect from Iroshizuku. Caitlin was even able to show a little bit of sheen in the heavy pooling parts of her drawing! It comes in an unmistakably beautiful bottle, distinctly Pilot.

The Lamy A.L. Joy is available for $36, and Pilot Iroshizuku comes in a 50ml bottle for $28 or a 2ml sample for $2.50 at GouletPens.com.

Write On,
Brian Goulet


  1. Oh, such a wonderfully bright theme for a chilly, rainy day here. Think I'll make a cup of tea and read for a while. Wonderful art work Caitlin! Made me dig out my Iroshizuku Yama-Budo and replace the ink in one of my pens with it. Now I want to put some in one of my Parallel pens and mess around with it. My Monday became special with this. Thanks.

  2. Caitlin, beautiful art. I love the Iroshizuku inks and this one is a beauty. I love the way the 1.5 mm stub lays down the lines. Looks like I am going to have to invest in some of these Lamy stub nibs for my Lamy Safaris and Al-stars. 2015 is going to be an amazing year of fountain pen goodness.

    By the way I love C.S. Lewis and I really love the quote

    Another great Monday Matchup.

    Happy New Years to the whole Goulet family and crew.

  3. Seriously lovely artwork Caitlin! Well done! This makes me want to brew a cup of tea on this cold wintery day.

  4. Gorgeous color, I can see I'll have to purchase another Iroshizuku ink, when I have a chance! Beautiful drawing, Caitlin. I still have to play with the Lamy stub nibs I bought from Goulet awhile back....this is very inspiring! :)


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