Lamy Imporium Titanium Fountain Pen: When We first saw shots of the Lamy Imporium, We were impressed. We liked the guilloche patterns, the clean lines of the cap, and the nib–oh, that nib! The Titanium exterior was just too cool. The Imporium comes in a large, heavy box with a white cardboard outer box. The box is black/gray with the Lamy name on top. The lid comes hinged and when you open it, you find the pen centered in the middle with a ribbon to keep it in place. Underneath the presentation board is a cleaning cloth, and a booklet about the Lamy Imporium. Comes nicely packaged, We know the more expensive pens come in big, heavy boxes, also like this Lamy
Lamy Imporium Titanium Fountain Pen
Marco Bellini designed this beautiful pen. The barrel and grip have contrasting horizontal and vertical guilloche patterns. The screw-on cap is smooth with a palladium-plated clip that also nicely matches the cap’s shape. The clip is spring loaded and opens and closes easily. In addition, the only branding is the word “Lamy” on one side of the clip.
The Imporium is a solid pen in the hand. It weighs 47 grams capped. Has 141mm/5.6 inches in length capped; 121mm/4.8 inches uncapped; and 169mm/6.7 inches posted. The guilloche pattern on the grip helps to keep the fingertips from slipping on the coated metal surface. The rounded ribs on the grip, make comfortable the writing.
The 14K M nib is spectacular, hence, using it is a joy. Lamy describes the nib as “PVD-refined bi-color gold” that provides “a uniquely soft writing experience.” I will say the nib writes smoothly and has unique feel. There’s no flex, of course, but it has a bit of give when you press into it. The pen has a trusted cartridge/converter filler. Finally, The design of this pen with the guilloche patterns and the contrasting smooth cap make it very appealing. Even though the pen is heavy, it is well balanced.