Lamy Logo – The ideal set piece
June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Running a website like PenFountain.com is like the proverbial Forth Bridge paint job. You just think things are about right when you find that you need to start again. Sometimes it’s adjusting copy or content to meet new demands from the search engine gnomes and other times, you find a product description requiring revision because it was introduced in the early days when the priority was getting product onto the website and being Google friendly wasn’t so important. Falling into the latter category, one of my favourite Lamy pens, outside the Safari and Studio ranges, is the Logo model 6. Searching on this, I was slightly horrified to see inadequate descriptions of a very worthy pen range. Work was duly started, including new descriptions and images.
The Logo is a budget-range pen but moves into something a little more sophisticated in appearance than the slightly bulky Safari but at a price significantly below the Studio. The range is based around a slim, brushed stainless steel barrel with deep- machined ribs forming an extended grip. The fountain pen weighs-in below 20grams and with the options of either cartridge or supplied converter, offer the full range of ink colours and nib widths right through to the italic stub type nib, up to 1.9mm. With the nibs being common to the Safari and many other Lamy pens, the writing experience is well documented. The choice of Logo 06 fountain pen becomes a question of whether the user prefers a more slender pen and finds the grip comfortable.
The Logo 6 series is available in fountain pen, ballpoint, twin-pen with ballpoint and pencil, and rollerball formats. The design synergy of the Logo is complete and allows the creation of sets for gifts without spending excessive amounts of money. However, the disappointment from our perspective is the quality of presentation options offered by Lamy, allegedly driven by environmental considerations. As an example, the transit cases offered with the Safari were originally designed to have a central diagonal piece of cardboard to which the pen could be located using its clip. Even this has been discontinued and now the pen rattles about in an over-sized box. With the slightly more expensive products, there is a couple of options available which allow the retailer to supply a slightly improved presentation and offer sets in a Lamy branded package.