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 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.
We found the following characteristics while reviewing Lamy Petrol ink that you may find useful:
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.
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.
We experienced a dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds while testing Lamy Petrol ink. This makes it reasonably quick enough for everyday use.
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.
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:
Best Dip Pens
Buy Mechanical Pencils
Porsche Design Pen