on saleLAMY blue black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-LMY-LT52BLBK

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on saleLAMY blue black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-LMY-LT52BLBK

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2ml sample of LAMY blue black fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
It's a Lamy ink

I like the Lamy regular inks as they dry fast and are relatively inexpensive. The problem is though they are very faded and not a rich color. Ink is closer to a gray I feel than a blue/black. That is with my lighting paper and pen of course. I am glad I go the sample before the full bottle. If you are looking for a more subtle in I would definitely recommend, but don't get it if you are expecting a nice rich color.

Jane P.
My new favorite ink!

I love the color of this ink. Not too dark. It's really a blue/grey color. It's not too wet. I am using it in my Edison Premiere 2017 Winter Special edition, Arctic Currents, with the black 1.1mm nib. The flow is very good, and as I said, not too wet. So it dries quickly. I will definitely be getting a bottle of this ink.

Robert K.
Lamy Blue-Black

I personally like this color, though many find it too gray. It's easy on the eyes, yet different from plain black. Lubrication is good and dry time is excellent. It is a dry ink, so it doesn't pair well with pens with stingy flow, but will tame an overly wet pen. This is one of the reasons I bought this ink. With these properties in mind, it is a fine ink; my only complaint is that the formulation no longer contains iron gall, so it is not permanent. The included blotting paper for wiping the nib after filling is a little gimmicky, but if you don't have a paper towel or cotton swab available, it works well.

Stephan T.
It feels a little thin

Perhaps I haven't been using the proper ink type and am unaccustomed to how other inks feel. I've been using Parker Quink for years and find the Black/Blue a richer colour than the Lamy Black/Blue. I thought that I would try using it in my Lamy Al-Star; one I've had for several years. It writes smoothly however it isn't as dark as I would have liked.

Ken C.
Lamy Blue Black

Wanted to get a bottle of this before they change to the non-iron gall formulation. This is a lovely ink, with a sober colour quite suitable for business. It has very little showthrough on most paper, including the cheap paper I use at work. This is a big bonus for me, as I need a permanent ink. I may yet pick up a couple more!

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.