If you’ve taken the nib off a new Lamy pen, you may have noticed some blue ink on the feed and underside of the nib. What’s up with that? Well…all of the Lamy nib sections are tested at the Lamy factory, so it’s residual ink.

Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen in Black
Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen in Black
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen - Red or Blue
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in Red or Blue

It’s a good idea to give your new Lamy pen a quick flush if you’re going to be using an ink other than what comes in the cartridge that accompanies the pen. If you don’t, it probably won’t hurt anything, it just might make your first inking look a little weird with some blue ink mixed in there! Cleaning it is real easy, and here in the video I show you how.

Write On, 
Brian Goulet