Writing with LAMY: A Dive into Nibs and Grinds

February 29, 2024

Writing with LAMY: A Dive into Nibs and Grinds

At Dr Pen, we're passionate about bringing you the finest writing instruments, and when it comes to fountain pens, LAMY stands tall as a beacon of quality, innovation, and style.

Today, let's embark on a journey into the realm of LAMY nibs and grinds, uncovering the magic behind these meticulously crafted tools and how you can cherish them for a lifetime.

LAMY Fountain Pen Nib Sizes

LAMY offers a diverse range of nib sizes, ensuring there's a perfect fountain pen nib match for every writing style and preference:

Below examples are the LAMY Z52 nibs

Extra Fine (EF)

Delicate and precise, the EF nib is ideal for intricate detailing, fine lines, and compact handwriting.

Fine (F)

Versatile and reliable, the F nib strikes a balance between precision and smoothness, making it perfect for everyday writing tasks.


Medium (M)

The M nib delivers a fluid and consistent flow of ink, suitable for both long-form writing and quick notes.


Broad (B)

Bold and expressive, the B nib leaves a striking impression on the page, making it perfect for signatures, headers, and creative endeavours.


LAMY Grinds: Tailored to Perfection

In addition to standard nib sizes, LAMY offers specialised grinds to cater to diverse writing needs and preferences:

LAMY Italic

With its crisp edges and subtle line variations, the LAMY Italic grind adds flair and elegance to your handwriting, perfect for calligraphy and decorative writing.

LAMY Left-Handed

Crafted specifically for left-handed writers, the LAMY Left-Handed grind features a customized shape that minimises smudging and ensures smooth, uninterrupted writing.

Caring for Your LAMY Nibs

To ensure your LAMY fountain pen remains a faithful companion for years to come, here are some tips for proper care and maintenance:

Regular Cleaning

Clean your LAMY pen regularly using lukewarm water to flush out any ink residue and maintain optimal ink flow.

Nib Alignment

If you notice any misalignment or scratching on your fountain pen LAMY Safari, consult a professional to adjust the nib and restore its performance.

Nib Lubrication

Apply a small amount of silicone grease to the nib and feed mechanism to prevent drying out and ensure smooth ink flow.


Store your LAMY fountain pen in a protective case or pouch when not in use to prevent damage to the nib and maintain its pristine condition.

Use Quality Ink

Use high-quality fountain pen ink compatible with LAMY pens to prevent clogging and ensure consistent performance.


With its commitment to quality, innovation, and design excellence, LAMY continues to inspire writers and creatives worldwide.

By understanding the nuances of LAMY nibs and grinds and caring for your fountain pen with diligence and love, you can unlock the full potential of your writing instrument and embark on a journey of self-expression and creativity like never before.

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