Finding Inks for Lamy’s Charged Green Al-Star


Being an unreconstructed fan of the Broadway musical — aka a total nerd — I really wanted to title this, “How do you solve a problem like the Lamy Charged Green Al-Star?” But, yeah, few will know what I’m talking about.  And those who do will shake their heads.

So, here’s the issue.  As our commentator Elizabeth noted, Lamy’s Charged Green ink isn’t perhaps the greatest match for the new Charged Green Al-Star.  It’s a little light in color and it’s a little too green.  Though as an ink I like it, personally.  I’m totally into light green ink.  I grabbed a few for this post.

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Ink Review: KWZ Dark Brown


KWZ Dark Brown. This is an ink that is so very dark brown it’s essentially black, to me. But it’s not only an attractive lighter black ink, it’s also an astonishingly well-behaved black ink.  Even on very poor papers, and with wide nibs, I could not make it feather even a little.

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