Lamy Joy Fountain Pen
For those looking to enter the world of calligraphy, the Lamy Joy Fountain Pen is an excellent start. This pen features the same comfortable grip section as Lamy’s more popular pens. These include the Lamy Safari, the AL-Star, and the Vista.
This pen is compatible with the same nibs as these pens as well. The Lamy Joy is shipped with your choice of italic nib- 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm. These nibs are wide and flat, meaning they produce extremely broad down-strokes, and fine cross-strokes. Additionally, this style of nib is popular for many different styles of calligraphy, including Gothic script and foundational script. If you would like a standard nib to use this pen for daily writing too, the Lamy Z50 replacement nib is available in a wide range of sizes.
The body of the pen is elongated, in order to simulate writing with a dip pen or quill. These types of pen are commonly used when practicing calligraphy.
The Lamy Joy ships with a Lamy Blue ink cartridge, and is compatible with the Lamy T10 ink cartridge. The pen may also be filled with bottled ink with the use of the Lamy Z24 converter. The two notches on the sides of the converter will help it fit securely into the section of the Lamy Joy. These notches also make it easier to fill the pen, as one could hold the grip section while twisting the knob on the converter.