It’s ink review time! Madigan here, reviewing the newest ink in the Lamy line up, Lamy Charged Green. Sarah used it in Monday Matchup this week, paired with the Lamy Charged Green Al-Star. I’m a little bit in love with the pen and was hoping that the ink would be like last year’s CopperOrange, which I loved so much, I bought a bottle! I was hoping for a light green with some dark green shading.
- Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- Long– It was almost dry at 30 seconds. When I did the splatter (basically laying down a ton of ink with an ink syringe) it took a lot longer.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low– As with most light hued inks, this ink had little to no water resistance. It smeared and disappeared when drops were applied. Not an ink for those looking for a permanent writing solution.
- Medium– Between the first and second swab, you can definitely see a difference in the color. Between the second and third, virtually none.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Easy– Since this ink is a very light color and low water resistance, it is really easy to clean out of your pen. That’s a plus!
- Medium– You can see a bit of shading in the up and down strokes, but nothing too drastic. I really wish there had been more!
- Medium– This isn’t a gusher, but it keeps the nib wet. No issues writing with it!
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- 50ml glass bottle with cartridges 2ml ink samples also available.
- Lamy bottles have a nice sized opening at the top, easy to get your pen into. They also come with a base that contains blotting sheets!
- The bottle comes in a nicely branded box.