The Lamy Safari Green is fun, bright, and audacious. It was the 2012 Special Edition Safari and went by the name of Apple Green back then. They released it again this year, and I’m excited to see it part of the regular Safari line up! Lamy pens are known to be work horses, great for everyday use. They are many people’s everyday carry because of their durability and reliability. They make great pens for students and professionals alike.
The Green Safari has all these wonderful qualities and comes in nib sizes Extra-Fine, Fine, and Medium. Keep in mind that all Lamy Safari nibs are swappable, meaning you can get different writing experiences and line widths with just one pen. Just one more reason Lamy pens are so great!
This Safari stands out to me because of the intensity of this green. When I buy a new pen (or even when I’m thinking about it!) I always think through what inks it would work best with. Sometimes, I like to find the perfect matching ink for the pen, but other times I want to do something contrasting to play off the color. With that in mind, I’m giving you my top 5 ink suggestions to go with your new Green Safari!
Diamine Apple Glory is my first choice for this pen. Not only was the original 2012 Limited Edition of this pen called Apple Green, this ink actually matches it really well. It’s wet, juicy, and vibrant. Ideal for any green writing you might want to do! It’s available at Gouletpens.com in 2ml ink sample for $1.25, a 30ml plastic bottle for $7.50, or a 80ml glass bottle for $14.95.
Bright, cheerful, and fun, Noodler’s Guene Cactus Green is another great matching option. Not quite as spirited as the Apple Glory above, it still has great matching potential. There is even an Eel version (Noodler’s line of lubricated inks) if that’s your thing. You can find it in a 3oz bottle for $12.50 or a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.
Sarah used this in a Monday Matchup back in May of last year, and it’s still one of my favorite green inks. It has truly satisfying shading, going from a yellow green to a much darker shade. It’s a great, more subtle, option to pair with your new Green Safari. Find it in a 50ml bottle for $28 or a 2ml ink sample for $2.50.
4) Aurora Blue
If you are looking to pair your new Safari with an every day blue, you can’t beat Aurora Blue. It’s a classic ink, perfect for every day writing and appropriate in most any setting. Don’t believe me? Read Margaret’s fabulous ink review. Available in a 45ml ink bottle for $18 or a 2ml sample for $1.50.
5) Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo
This is the my contrasting suggestion! I think it’d be beautiful in the ink window and is on the opposite side of the color spectrum from the pen. It also has some sheen to it and even made it onto Brian’s Top Sheening inks list. This ink comes in a gorgeous 50ml bottle for $28 or a 2ml ink sample for $2.50.
Are you getting the new Lamy Safari Green? What ink would you pair it with?