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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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65 thoughts on “Lamy Petrol Ink Review & Giveaway!

  1. Angelina Hernandez

    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.

    1. cec

      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.

  2. Scott D.

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

  3. Cosima

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

  4. Beth A. Fralix

    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. Michael Simon

    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.

  6. Patrick Tinney

    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.

  7. Victoria Graves

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

  8. Sharon A.

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

  9. Tony

    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!

  10. RandyR

    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!

  11. Marko Markolovic

    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.

  12. Robert Zink

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

  13. Anna G

    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.

  14. Alice

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

  15. Heather

    I’d like to see a review comparing Kaweco Liliput Fireblue to the regular Liliputs! Really would like a Fireblue someday soon.

  16. Yvonne

    ohhh! Even if I don’t win the ink I’d love to win a pen! I lost my favorite Safari and I feel empty without it! Best work horse pen!

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