on saleLAMY topaz - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-LMY-LT53-500

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on saleLAMY topaz - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-LMY-LT53-500

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out of stock


2ml sample of LAMY topaz brown fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

topaz is part of the premium LAMY crystal ink collection.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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 3 reviews
Cheryl W.
Lamy Topaz

Wonderful and exciting because it is as rich and beautiful as its name.

Dip & Flex Nib JOY

Initially, I purchased the Lamy Topaz simply for the color. I thought the warm reddish-brown would look lovely on my ever-so-slightly cream-colored paper (it does!). My initial test was with my glass dip pen and I loved how the color looked and how the ink behaved with that pen. Then, I tried it with my Brause steno nib and was thrilled with how the fine line rich warm brown-black color contrasted with the thicker lines of warm reddish-brown color. I wanted to keep writing because of that color contrast! In short - it's a great color and it really presents especially well when you have varying line thicknesses in your writing. I will be getting a full bottle. Note: I didn't test water resistance nor shading so low is a guess. I selected medium for wetness based solely on the fact that it didn't run off my nibs. It was less wet than Colorverse, for example, which I can't really use well with a glass dip because it's too wet (at least for my pen). As for dry time - I was on Moleskin paper and it tends to absorb the ink a bit more than Tomoe River & Rhodia so dry time was pretty quick on that paper.

Beautiful under-the-radar ink

I don't hear much about this ink shade, but tried it on a whim and love it. It's part of the Crystal series so it's a bit wetter than the standard line. The color is rich and it's well behaved. Time to order a full bottle!

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.