How to Change LAMY Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge

March 26, 2024

How to Change LAMY Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge

One of the joys of using a fountain pen is the ability to easily change ink cartridges, allowing you to experiment with different colours and refill your pen whenever needed.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the simple process of changing the cartridge in your Lamy fountain pen.

Step 1) Gather your Materials

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary materials at hand:

  • Your Lamy fountain pen
  • A replacement ink cartridge (Lamy cartridges are proprietary, so ensure you have the correct size and type for your pen)
  • A piece of tissue or paper towel (to clean up any excess ink)

Step 2) Prepare your Workspace

Find a clean and well-lit area to work in.

It's a good idea to lay down a piece of paper or a cloth to protect your workspace from any potential LAMY fountain pen ink spills.

Step 3) Remove the Old Cartridge

If there's an existing cartridge in your pen, you'll need to remove it first.

Unscrew the barrel of the pen from the grip section.

In most Lamy fountain pens, the barrel simply unscrews from the grip section with a gentle twist. Set the barrel aside.

With the barrel removed, you should see the old cartridge inserted into the grip section.

Carefully pull out the old cartridge and set it aside.

If it's empty, you can discard it. If it still has ink, you may want to store it in a safe place for later use.

Step 4) Prepare the New Cartridge

Take your replacement ink cartridge out of its packaging.

Before inserting it into the pen, gently shake the cartridge to ensure that the ink is evenly distributed.

Step 5) Insert the New Cartridge

With the replacement cartridge ready, hold the grip section of your Lamy fountain pen with one hand.

Take the new cartridge and gently insert it into the grip section, pushing it in until you feel a slight resistance.

Make sure the cartridge is fully seated in the grip section.

Step 6) Prime the Cartridge

If your pen has been sitting unused for a while or if it's a brand new pen, you may need to prime the cartridge to get the ink flowing smoothly.

To do this, hold the pen nib down over a piece of paper and gently tap the nib against the paper a few times.

This helps to encourage the ink to flow down into the nib.

Step 7) Reassemble your Pen

Once the new cartridge is securely in place, screw the barrel back onto the grip section of your pen.

Make sure it's tightened securely to prevent any leaks.

Step 8) Test your Pen

With the cartridge replaced and the pen reassembled, it's time to test your Lamy fountain pen.

Put nib to paper and see how smoothly the ink flows.

If everything is working properly, you're all set to continue writing with your freshly inked pen!


Changing the cartridge in your Lamy fountain pen Safari is a simple and straightforward process that anyone can master with a little practice.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can keep your pen inked up and ready to write whenever inspiration strikes.

So go ahead, experiment with different ink colours, and enjoy the timeless pleasure of writing with a fountain pen.

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