I possess this three color fountain pen, while recently surfing and bought it online. It is a nice colored pen, I like the whole body in the same color, so I do not mind buying them, even though I have similar pens in different colors that exist on my desk. The Lamy mango yellow, unique color, not the traditional yellow or lemon yellow color, but mango yellow. Same goes with this “blue-green” as I called it, it is actually named as aquamarine.
It is such a nice mango yellow, I know all bright fountain ink will be a disaster due to the light side of the color, it will end up becoming almost not able to read what you write. This is why, after consideration, well, it is mango yellow, should be in the darker end of the yellow, should be just fine, why not have a bottle to try? I ended up buying two boxes of it, a cartridge of mango yellow and a Special edition of Tourmaline (to pair with an Aquamarine color fountain pen). I believe it pairs well with aquamarine color fountain pens, I believe.
From what I saw online it seems at least ok for writing. But after I received it, believe me, it is just too light for EF nibs, I use broad nibs and also not able to see clearly in white paper, it is a practically useless color. Such as light tone, I use what in my hand orange tone, at least I can see what I write. So, I am considering brushing or as background for the text, to use them up. For all the paper tried, it can at least read what is being written, despite still light on the dark and yellow tone paper, so for those who are considering this mango yellow, you better sample it first.
I think it is the reason for the production stop. Daily ink use case is the key, if it needs special color manipulation on the screen and touch up on the internet to let people perceive it, but actual output is different, no wonder it is called special edition for 2020…
So let’s be realistic, it is a nice idea for pairing color ink and color pen, but practically we only use a few colors for fountain ink, and that dark tone for all the color, because we want to read what we write in the future. Do not forget it will fade over time as well. It reminds me why it makes sense to stick to dark colored ink.