Reading along the Wall Street Journal this past weekend, we found two of our all-time favorites, the LAMY Al-Star Fountain Pen, and the Leuchtturm 1917 lined journal featured in the article Pens for Better Penmanship: Don’t Forget (How) to Write! Molly Suber Thorpe, author of “Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy,” uses the LAMY Al-Star as her go-to everyday pen. Capper Heffernan, a Seattle stationer enjoys the Leuchtturm journals because of the beautiful thicker paper that fights ink bleed-through. Enjoy the full article here »
For a limited time, enjoy 20% off this stellar LAMY AL-Star Fountain Pen! It’s a limited edition, so hurry – once it’s gone, there will be no more! Use code LAMY20, and enjoy! Shop the Black Lamy Limited Edition AL-Star »
Introducing the stealthy All Black Al-Star! Now, you know we’re in love with Lamy, but let us show you why we’re so excited about this Limited Edition matte black beauty: the black wire clip, black enamel lacquer nib, the smoky translucent grip that looks sleek and chic paired with the black aluminum body. This pen is great for fountain pen aficionados and newbies alike, and—can we just say—if James Bond needed a new exploding pen, we wouldn’t be surprised if Q presented him with a Lamy Al-Star. This pen is simply that cool. Shop the Limited Edition LAMY Al-Star »
Moleskine Click Rollerball Pen
The perfect companion to every Moleskine notebook, the Moleskine Click Rollerball Pen has a matte black finish and retractable point for quick and easy use. With proprietary ink matched perfectly to Moleskine paper, we guarantee you’ll find no better Moleskine accessory.
Palomino Graphite HB Eraser Tipped Pencils (12 ct.) (Blue)
Life’s too short to use a cheap pencil. Made of genuine incense-cedar, the Palomino Graphite HB Pencil provides a smooth writing, sketching or drawing experience. Command attention & inspire with the brilliant blue Palomino pencils.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Whether you’ve never written with a fountain pen or you have a daily carry of multiple fountain pens, the Lamy Safari Fountain Pen is loved by all. Exquisite quality + great value = the perfect introductory fountain pen that writes right out of the box.
I love fountain pens. Ever since I first held my father’s Mont Blanc those years ago, I fell in love with the way a fountain pen smoothly passed over the paper, the gentle flow of the ink. Ever since that day I have used a fountain pen for all my personal and professional writing and editing.
For everyday use, I use a Pilot Varsity fountain pen; they come in a variety of colours and if I should happen to misplace it, I can replace it with no big financial burden. For my personal writing and editing, I use my father’s old burgundy gold nibbed Mont Blanc.
I came across the LAMY AL-Star dark purple fountain pen as I was perusing the European Paper website. I had never used a Lamy pen so I was intrigued and wanted to experience it. I’ve heard fantastic things about the AL-Star and wanted to use it for myself. I fell in love with the colour first and knew I had to have it! I ordered it and eagerly anticipated its arrival. The pen came in a simple cardboard-like box in an envelope mailer.
This pen is everything I could have wanted or imagined! It is sleek, a lovely deep purple, and it comes with a cartridge of deep blue ink. I had ordered the medium sized nib and was writing in a Moleskine Squared Folio Notebook. As I started writing with it, the solid feel of the nib as it moved across the paper was smooth, the ink didn’t clump or run dry as I wrote, it slid across the paper, fluid and with a precision that belies its modest price.
I have used this pen for everything – for writing checks, to signing grocery receipts. I keep it in my purse and use it to write in my journal. The ink doesn’t bleed across to the other pages, and dries almost instantly so it doesn’t smudge.
This pen is a fantastic investment; I would recommend this writing instrument to any one – new or seasoned.
Meet the Writer: Akhila Jagdish is a writer and editor in the process of starting her own editorial services company, The Crafted Word. She loves making lists, collecting journals, reading, drinking wine and cooking.
We’re celebrating the first annual Fountain Pen Day today! Scheduled for the first Friday of November, two fountain pen enthusiasts (with the backing of the larger fountain pen community at Fountain Pen Network), Aaron and Cary, have put the proverbial fountain pen flag in the ground of November 2, 2012. Check out all the resources they’ve compiled on FountainPenDay.org and embrace the day!
To share the fountain pen love on EuropeanPaper.com, we’ve got a special coupon on the Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen! Grab it in Graphite, Ocean Blue, or Dark Purple (all available in either Fine or Medium nib), and take 10% off the AL-Star Fountain Pen for a limited time. Just use coupon code FPD10 at checkout for the 10% savings and enjoy it for Fountain Pen Day!
Learn more about the Lamy AL-Star: The Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen is a fun and functional fountain pen, perfect to add to any fountain pen enthusiasts’ collection. Made of lightweight aluminum, the Lamy AL-Star has a sleek and modern design with a flexible wire clip. The translucent grip section is molded for comfort and the whole pen comes ready to write right out of the box!
The AL-Star uses ink cartridges primarily (a Lamy T10 Blue Ink Cartridge is included with your purchase), but can be modified with Lamy’s Z24 Converter to use their T52 Bottled Ink. Choose the Lamy AL-Star in either fine or medium nib, and use it for everyday use or for catching up on correspondence!
How will you be celebrating the first Fountain Pen Day?
Share with us in the comments below!
Meet your new favorite rollerball: the Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen is ideal to use in all writing situations, whether it’s at home, in the office, or on the go. Made of sturdy ABS plastic, the Safari Rollerball’s unique design has a flexible wire clip, plus molded triangular grip for comfort when writing. The Safari Rollerball Pen uses Lamy’s M63 Refills and comes with a black refill already inserted in the pen so it writes right out of the box!
Love the smooth style of Lamy pens? Grab the Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen to use around the office, for letter writing at home, and in your everyday life. Made of sturdy ABS plastic, the Safari Ballpoint’s unique design has a flexible wire clip, plus molded triangular grip for comfort when writing. The Safari Ballpoint Pen uses Lamy’s M16 Refills and comes with a black refill already inserted in the pen.
Plus, check out the transparent Lamy Vista Rollerball Pen! The Lamy Vista gives you an intimate look inside the rollerball pen as you write. With a clear, non-fade plastic pen body, the Vista Rollerball comes with Lamy’s Black M63 Refill that is a smooth writing experience right out of the packaging.
While drafting yesterday’s Monday Morning Review Round-up, we noticed a plethora of Lamy related reviews and posts popping up on our feeds. We love Lamy as much as the next pen and paper aficionado, and wanted to give Lamy a little nod with their own round-up. Here are just a few of the more recent related posts from the blogosphere:
From the Pen Cup: Lamy Safari Charcoal with Private Reserve Tanzanite Ink
A Penchant for Paper: Lamy Safari Fountain Pen – Green Body + Fine Nib
Inkophile: Lamy Pens Beat The Summer Heat
CS4819: Lamy Vista Fountain Pen Review
Rants of the Archer: Lamy Safari 2012 Limited Edition Green
Sparkling Silvia: Lamy Pen Tutorial
Gourmet Pens: Lamy Extra Fine Fountain Pen
Have you done a review on a Lamy product and want to be included in this list? Add it in the comments and we’ll bump it up here!
Perfect to add to any pen collection, the Lamy AL-Star has a sleek and modern design with a flexible wire clip. The translucent grip section is molded for comfort and the whole pen comes ready to write right out of the box! The AL-Star uses ink cartridges primarily (a Lamy T10 Blue Ink Cartridge is included), but can be modified with Lamy’s Z24 Converter to use their T52 Bottled Ink.
Choose the Lamy AL-Star in either fine or medium nib, and use it for everyday use or for catching up on correspondence!