Lamy Pens Beat The Summer Heat08/17/2012
Never noticed such a difference during previous hot spells but my Lamy Safari and Vista 1.1mm italic pens are drying out less quickly than the other pens on my desk. They start up without skipping or converter priming and that really improves the writing experience.
Another factor is ink. The two black Safaris are loaded with Noodler’s Black and the turquoise colored Sailor Yaki-Akari. The Vistas are loaded with Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses and Diamine Mediterranean Blue. All provide good performance and easily enough color variety for the dog days of summer.
Until the weather cools in October, the four Lamy pens will keep my rotation simple and satisfying but I am open to additions. Do you have any pen and ink combinations that work particularly well in hot weather?
Note that swabs do not show the dark color that results from writing with a fountain pen but they are good for comparison.