2012-11-05

Lamy Studio Collection

here are some photos showing the Lamy studio fountain pen,
starting from the left,
royal red (2012), platinum plated (2010), platinum grey (2009), pearl black (2009), violet (2009), rubin black (2008), pearl white (2007),
palladium plated, imperial blue, blue, black, stainless steel,



the special color for 2014 is wild rubin

2012-11-03

Lamy Studio Royal Red (2012)

Lamy Studio Royal Red (2012)

another Lamy Studio in red lacquer finish.

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2012-11-02

Montblanc Winter Glow Ink (2012)

Montblanc Winter Glow Ink (2012)

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just added a comparison with the Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock ink (left),
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2012-09-14

Lamy Safari with Red Dot Cap Top 2012

you never know how many Lamy Safari versions exist...

here are three Lamy Safari fountain pens with red dot cap top. these are special edition for the Eslite Bookstore (誠品書店) in Taiwan 2012, the matted black one is available as a set consisting of three sections with EF, F, and M nibs.

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Links here:
it is also mentioned on FPN that they are also available at the Sweden Nordiska Kompaniet store.


2012-09-07

Lamy Safari Orange 2011

just aware the existence of this variant after it was mentioned on FPN...

a Lamy Safari in orange with orange cross pen top,
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(Oops, out of focus) comparison with the 2009 one,
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2012-08-31

Montblanc Meisterstück Diamond Blue Ink 2012

Montblanc Meisterstück Diamond Blue Ink 2012 - 30ml

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a color comparison on FPN

2012-08-27

Lamy Safari Red with Yellow Clip 2012

here is a special edition for the China region, Lamy Safari red barrel with yellow clip and yellow cap top, it is made in Germany.

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the red barrel is the same as the ordinary Safari Red, but the yellow color of the clip is different from the Germany/Japan Friendship version.

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btw, does it have the same color clip as the Sweden edition? sorry i don't have that... however, you can compare the yellow clips of the Sweden edition and Germany/Japan Friendship one from bphollin's photo.


P.S. also available as rollerball

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2012-08-20

Montblanc Jonathan Swift Ink (2012)

Montblanc Writer's Ink 2012

Jonathan Swift Ink - Seaweed Green - 35ml

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with Carlo Collodi ink 2011
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2012-08-01

Lamy 2000 M with Stainless Steel Finish (2012)

Three new members are added to the Lamy 2000 family, they are the Lamy 2000 fountain pen, ballpoint pen and rollerball pen with brushed stainless steel finish.

the package is similar to the Edition 2000 version, containing a black paper box with magnetic fastening, a small booklet, a polishing cloth and a guarantee card for the 14k gold nib.
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the pens,
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which one is the rollerball? the one with a dot on the cap top.
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comparing the Lamy 2000 M (2012) with the Lamy Edition 2000, the engravings on the cap and the section are different. the fountain pen is 54.0 gram with cap, it is 10.8 gram heavier than the Edition 2000 fountain pen.
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the section of Lamy 2000 M (2012) fountain pen is made of solid stainless steel (section: 7.9 gram, nib unit: 0.9 gram), the barrel (25.4 gram) is covered with stainless steel.
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the clutching ring is attached to the pen barrel, not on the section as for other Lamy 2000 fountain pens. when the barrel is screwed into the section, it needs to be aligned with the nib!
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comparing the Lamy 2000 M (2012) ballpen and the Edition 2000 one,
the pushing button on the Edition 2000 ballpen is brushed finish.
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actually, the front part and and clutching mechanism also changed,
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and.... oops...
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more info
Lamy site
bphollin's brief review

2012-07-19

Conid Fountainbel Bulkfiller FPR 2012

Francis Goossens (fountainbel) is a retired mechanical engineer living in Belgium. He always uses a fountain pen and has a nice collection of vintage pens. He repairs his and others pens since his retirement a few years back. He designs and makes various prototypes of his own plunger fillers. In recently years, he develops the patent pending “Fountainbel” Bulk Filler which can hold as much as 2.5ml of ink.

"CONID" in Antwerp-Belgium made the first 60 demonstrators First Production Run (FPR) 2012 pens. they are delivered to customers in July 2012. barrel is made of polycanbonate, the cap is acrylic. The barrel thread, clip, turning knob, cap top and ring are solid titanium fabricated on CNC machines. the piston rod is made of stainless steel. No injection mould components are used in this stage of FPR. No glue are used, and o-ring are used for sealing components.

Bock #6 nib unit are used.

Tools and instructions for dissembling are also provided.

pen capped length: 136.0 mm
pen length: 127.2 mm
pen barrel diameter: 13.0 mm
cap diameter: 15.0-17.5 mm
pen and cap weight: 28.8 g
pen weight: 17.7 g
cap weight: 11.1 g

the packaging,
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the pen...
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the two o-rings on the turning knob is for capping,
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how much can you fill?
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how to fill...
Conid Bulkfiller filled by Francis ,
Conid Bulkfiller - Filling Procedure

(image from fountainbel with permission, click to enlarge)

  1. Unscrew the filling knob
  2. Pull rod fully out and -while slightly pulling- screw the threaded rod-end in the piston till radial back-up
  3. First image shows the piston is still radially anchored after step 2.
    Second image shows one has to turn the filling knob 140° - till radial back-up - disengaging the anchor AND automatically generating a 1mm axial (forward) movement of the piston.
    The 1mm cam driven axial movement is our unique "stick-slip breaker", which ensures the piston will easily move further forward even after having been stationary for a long time.
  4. Push the piston/rod assembly fully in.
  5. Immerse the nib fully under ink level and pull the piston fully up, filling the pen.
  6. First image shows the piston is not anchored yet.
    Second image shows one should twist (turn) the filling knob 140°, anchoring the piston to the barrel enclosure nut.
  7. Turn filling knob further, unscrewing the rod from the anchored piston.
  8. Push the disengaged rod in the barrel, and screw the filling knob on the barrel enclosure nut.
    Doing so the shut-off valve closes for safe travel, even at low ink volume.

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