The amazing turquoise Hippo Noto made me long for a happy blue, and I had a bottle of Lamy Pacific Blue waiting in the wings along with the matching Al-Star to try!

To the dismay of many, Lamy repackaged their turquoise ink and slapped the Pacific Blue name on it.  I did not have the original turquoise, so this didn’t bother me too much except for the fact that I ordered three bottles thinking it would be something special….like Dark Lilac!  In any case this color was definitely worth trying.

The Lamy ink bottle is fantastic.  This is the first one I have gotten my hands on and its easy to fill from and comes with these cute little blotter sheets dispenced from the bottom.

Of course I had to ink up the Lamy Pacific Blue Al-Star ^_^.  I bought two, so of course you’ll have the chance to win one below!

InkJournal Entry:


Line going down on 68GSM Tomoe Paper in Hippo Noto:

Ink Blob:



That sheen tho!  The red is so dramatic.  It even comes up a bit in the writing.  I put this in my Nakaya Soft F and there was sheen in pretty regular intervals as well.  The ink was slow drying and felt like it had a bit thicker of a texture than most inks if that makes sense.  The lighter blue color goes really well with the red sheen, it almost reminded me of BMW Blue.

The pen is a really pretty color!



I opted for the M Nib.  Photos do not do this pen justice, the blue stands out a lot in a metallic way and like most other Lamys, the nib can be switched out rather easily if you’re feeling like something different.  I experienced no skips or hard starts, and the pen kept up with the ink flow beautifully.  Definitely a reliable pen for both beginners and collectors ^_^.  And now for the fun part!  The giveaway!

I had intended to give away the ink and the pen as a set, sadly the other two bottles of this ink have not arrived yet, so the pen it is!


Prize:  1X Lamy Al-Star Pacific Blue

Deadline:  03/30/17 @7:00PM HST

Open to USA

How to win:

  1.  Comment here about what your favorite pen color is. (2 Entries)
  2. Comment on the FPN FB post about this giveaway (1 Entry)
  3. Regram the IG post about this giveaway and tag me  Tag two friends in the comments on the original post who would love to have this pen! (2 Entries)
  4. As always I adore any and all subs, so if you sub or already do just let me know!  (1 Entry each)

Thank you all for making this community amazing!

Hippo Noto Announcement!

If you have not seen the FAQ, Robert Oster Signature Hippo Purple is available as an addon to existing pledges by adding $16.00 for each additional bottle desired.  Feeling inky?