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Lamy Petrol Ink Review & Giveaway!

Lamy Petrol ink is one of the two new ink colors released by Lamy in 2017, along with Pacific Blue. Lamy Petrol ink however exceeded everyone’s expectations, including Lamy, as they did not produce enough bottles to fulfill the demand for this new ink color. Everyone sold out quickly of Lamy Petrol ink and it has not been available for months. We happened to find one last hidden bottle of the Lamy Petrol ink and we decided that, rather than selling it, we would do a review and then give it away to one lucky person.

Lamy Petrol Ink Bottle

Lamy Petrol Ink Bottle

Lamy Petrol ink is a fantastic “dark teal” color, which in reality is a combination of deep dark blue-black and green colors that have wonderful characteristics. If we had more bottles of Lamy Petrol ink we would sell out again within days, it’s that great of a color. Even if you don’t win this bottle of ink, we still has some of the complementary Petrol Safari fountain pens in stock and ready to ship.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Lamy Petrol ink we used for this review or a 5ml sample vial of the Lamy Petrol ink as the second place prize.

Lamy Petrol Ink

Lamy Petrol Ink

We found the following characteristics while reviewing Lamy Petrol ink that you may find useful:

Testing Factors

For this review we used a French made J. Herbin glass dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad paper. The glass dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Lamy Petrol ink comes in one of the best and most ingenious fountain pen bottles on the market today. The 50 ml. glass bottle is non-flat bulbous bottom bottle that is housed in a plastic circular holder, which contains a roll of ink blotter paper for cleaning your fountain pen nib after filling. The bulbous design has an internal ink well, which allows the final few drops of ink to be collected.


Lamy fountain pen ink is one of the best values on the market. With a uniquely German engineered 50 ml glass bottle, it retails for only $10.50, which makes it a great value, not to mention that it also comes with a roll of blotter paper.

Dry Time

We experienced a dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds while testing Lamy Petrol ink. This makes it reasonably quick enough for everyday use.

Bleed Through

We found no bleeding while testing Lamy Petrol ink. Even during the cotton swab test and water test there was no additional bleeding apparent.


During normal use on Rhodia paper we found no feathering while reviewing Lamy Petrol ink. However, during the water test, we did notice some slight feathering, but only at the wettest part of the water test.

Water Test

During our review of Lamy Petrol ink we ran a wet cotton swab over a ink sample that we let dry for about 3 minutes. We noticed slight feathering at the test’s wettest point, but most of the lines remained clear and distinct. However, there was quite a bit of color smearing, which is to be expected with a dark colored non-waterproof ink.


Lamy Petrol ink can produce some fantastic shading with the right nib and strokes. Lamy Petrol ink will produce a dark almost black wet line to a nice lighter “dark teal” color coming through with the lighter dryer lines.

Conclusion about the Lamy Petrol Ink

Lamy Petrol ink is a fantastic color that had a very limited run. It has a reasonable dry time, nice shading, is a great value, holds up well under the water test and is a super unique color. As we no longer have any Lamy Petrol ink to sell we wish you the best of luck in winning our last bottle for free!

Enter to Win

Enter to win the actual bottle of Lamy Petrol ink that we used in this ink review or a second place prize, a 5ml sample of the ink:

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Angelina Hernandez
5 years ago

WoW! How beautiful of an ink thus is… I. New to fountain pen world, so I am open to learn all about the pens and the different forms of inks.

5 years ago

I would like to see the Nemosine Singularity or the new Kaweco pen (can’t recall the name) reviewed.
The Lamy Petrol ink is a beautiful color and I’d love to win the bottle or the sample! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Jennifer Powers
5 years ago

I would love to see Organics Studio Oscar’s Copper reviewed next!

Scott D.
5 years ago

What an incredible color. I missed out on this, like most people, so it would be an awesome prize. Thank you.

5 years ago

I’d love some Organic Studios reviews also, those inks are super interesting to me! As far as pens go… Maybe the new Karas?

Beth A. Fralix
5 years ago

Caran D’ache 849 & inks either the Oraganic Studios or the new scented J. Herbins coming out. Love your reviews & giveaways!! Still praying that I win one!! God Bless You & Yours Always!!

5 years ago
Reply to  Beth A. Fralix

Organics studios shimmer ink is so awesome! I’d love to see that review too

Andrew Mulnix
5 years ago

Probably the new lamy

Mike Solinas
5 years ago

Incredible ink – fingers crossed

Dan Goldman
5 years ago

Would love a review & giveaway of the Kaweco Perkeo!

5 years ago

It does exist! I’ve only heard rumors…MUST HAVE!!

5 years ago

Thank you for the review 😀

Joe Rogers
5 years ago

Such a great color. Was blessed to get a bottle, but nothing wrong with having two.

Geof Dunn
5 years ago

Would love to try a Lamy ink!

Penelope Crampton
5 years ago

Next time? Pelikan Edelstein ink in bottle, something for fall!

Roger Calhoon
5 years ago

I love teal inks. I’d like to see Robert Oster River of Fire.

5 years ago

Oh my, I covet this ink!

Michael Simon
5 years ago

I love the Petrol color but have not desire to have another Safari, but I waited too long to buy the ink, which I did want. Would be wonderful to win.

5 years ago

Nice. Thank you 🙂

Patrick Tinney
5 years ago

I have the pen, now I want the ink.

Plus I would love to see how it compares to Iroshizuku’s Tsuki-yo. I love Teal.

Ben L
5 years ago

Looks like an amazing colour, would really like to try it!

Roy C
5 years ago

New to Fountain Pens. Have the pen but not the ink.

Cheryl Gebhart
5 years ago

It looks like a lovely ink. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Dianna Casey
5 years ago

For next time either the Aion or one of the new inks in the Monteverda Noir series.

M. Ingibergsson
5 years ago

I am not sure this would be my first choice in colour but the bottle is intriguing.

Timothy Greathouse
5 years ago

I would like to see a J. Herbin shimmering ink review next!

Victoria Graves
5 years ago

Teal is one of my favorite colors, and a dark teal especially. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

Sharon A.
5 years ago

Would like to see more Organic Studios inks. Thanks for the chance to win the Lamy Petrol. I missed out on this one.

5 years ago

It’s such an awesome color, and there is obviously demand. Lamy has the formula… I don’t understand why they don’t just make more?? Thanks for the giveaway — You’re a stand-up retailer who cares for your customers!

5 years ago

another awesome ink give away.

Tamra B
5 years ago

Gorgeous ink! I’d love to see a beautiful bronze or copper with a bit of shimmer.

5 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity! I was slow and missed out when I had a chance to buy!!

5 years ago

It would be nice to see a review and a giveaway of a Montegrappa pen.

5 years ago

Thanks for the review. I, too, missed out on this ink when it first came out. So, thanks for the chance to win. Best wishes to all hopefuls!

5 years ago

I’ve been waiting for the Lamy Lion to come to the US. I’d love to see your review of it.

Renard Dellafave
5 years ago

Something from Noodlers or Robert Oster

Marko Markolovic
5 years ago

Great review of the Lamy Petrol. It looks like a great color. Sorry I didn’t buy it. that I win a bottle. Thanks for the giveaway.

5 years ago

Would love to try this ink. I don’t have a teal like this. Thanks for the giveaway!

5 years ago

I want to win this ink.

5 years ago

Beautiful ink!

Robert Zink
5 years ago

I’ve found myself quite excited about this year’s petrol release from Lamy. It looks like a fun ink to work with.

5 years ago

What a lovely color!

Alicia Pesterfield
5 years ago

This ink is gorgeous!

5 years ago

Nice color — hope they keep it in the ink lineup & don’t retire it.

Anna G
5 years ago

I haven’t seen too many Stipula ink reviews, so I’d like to see that next. Thanks for offering this giveaway! I never got to try the Petrol ink.

5 years ago

I love teal inks and have never tried a Lamy ink, so I’m intrigued.

5 years ago

I’d love a comparison review on the more popular Robert Oster inks! Maybe the giveaway could be ink samples of those inks!

5 years ago

Love this ink and would love to see one of the Organic Studios Masters of Science reviewed! Thank you!

Andrew R Coon
5 years ago

Walden or nitrogen blue.

For a giveaway pen….pilot prera.

Larry Kirby
5 years ago

Cool color. Wish they had made more.

Katie Winright
5 years ago

I’m brand new to the world of fountain pens, but this is an absolutely gorgeous ink!

5 years ago

Nice color. Wish Lamy made more along with the dark lilac.