Lamy safari green: Top 5 Ink Suggestions

LAMY safari green

The LAMY safari green is fun, bright, and audacious. It was the 2012 Special Edition safari and went by the name of apple green back then. They released it again this year, and I'm excited to see it part of the regular safari line up! LAMY pens are known to be work horses, great for everyday use. They are many people's everyday carry because of their durability and reliability. They make great pens for students and professionals alike.

LAMY safari green has all these wonderful qualities and comes in nib sizes Extra-Fine, Fine, and Medium. Keep in mind that all LAMY safari nibs are swappable, meaning you can get different writing experiences and line widths with just one pen. Just one more reason LAMY pens are so great!

This safari stands out to me because of the intensity of this green. When I buy a new pen (or even when I'm thinking about it!) I always think through what inks it would work best with. Sometimes, I like to find the perfect matching ink for the pen, but other times I want to do something contrasting to play off the color. With that in mind, I'm giving you my top 5 ink suggestions to go with your new LAMY safari green!

LAMY safari green uncapped on a notebook

1) Diamine Apple Glory

Diamine Apple Glory ink sample

Diamine Apple Glory is my first choice for this pen. Not only was the original 2012 Limited Edition of this pen called Apple Green, this ink actually matches it really well. It's wet, juicy, and vibrant. Ideal for any green writing you might want to do! It's available at in 2ml ink sample, or a 30ml plastic bottle.


2) Noodler's Gruene Cactus

Noodler's Guene Cactus Green

Bright, cheerful, and fun, Noodler's Guene Cactus Green is another great matching option. Not quite as spirited as the Apple Glory above, it still has great matching potential. There is even an Eel version (Noodler's line of lubricated inks) if that's your thing. You can find it in a 3oz bottle or a 2ml ink sample.

3) Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin

Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin

One of my favorite greens. It has truly satisfying shading, going from a yellow green to a much darker shade. It's a great, more subtle, option to pair with your new safari green. Find it in a 50ml bottle or a 2ml ink sample.

4) Diamine Oxford Blue

Diamine Oxford Blue in a bottle with swab next to it


If you are looking for a solid blue ink to use as a daily ink, look no further than Diamine Oxford Blue. In fact, we like it so much, we have a review about it you can read here. Available in a 2ml sample, a 30ml bottle, an 80ml bottle, and standard international cartridges (the cartridges will not fit a LAMY)

5) Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo

This is the my contrasting suggestion! I think it'd be beautiful in the ink window and is on the opposite side of the color spectrum from the pen. It also has some sheen to it. This ink comes in a gorgeous 50ml bottle or a 2ml ink sample.

Lamy safari green  on paper with handwriting under it