Nib Guide

Since it’s the part of the fountain pen that touches the paper, the nib has a major impact on how each pen writes. Most LAMY fountain pens feature Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad nibs, so here’s a look at each nib size and what it does best.

Extra Fine

Extra Fine nibs are sharp and precise, with the narrowest line in the LAMY range. EF nibs excel at detailed handwriting and updating your busy schedule in your diary, and also leave the least ink on the page, helping it to dry faster. Perfect for those with tight, neat handwriting.


Fine nibs are a touch broader than EF nibs, allowing the ink to flow more generously, which creates a richer line on the page, and also lets the pen glide more gracefully across the page.


Medium nibs are broader again, delivering a thick, vivid line as it moves across the page. That extra ink also helps the pen to flow as you write, and makes your handwriting look even more lively and vibrant. If you’re starting out with fountain pens, a Medium nib is a great introduction.


Broad nibs make for handwriting that’s full of flourishes and line variations, which lends a vibrancy to letters, notes and journal entries. It’s a lively experience, and can be quite stunning, but the amount of ink on the page means it can be hard to manage for fountain pen newcomers, with greater chances of blurring or smudging.

safari Digital Writing Twin Pen EMR

safari Digital Writing Twin Pen EMR

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  • Digital writing pen
  • PC/EL (0.35mm) tip suits glossy surfaces
  • POM (0.7mm) tip suits matte surfaces
  • Includes 2 replacement nibs and tweezers to aid replacement
  • Refill ballpoint with LAMY M21 ball​​​​point refill
  • 13.8cm in length
  • Features Wacom patented EMR technology (check compatibility with your device here []). More than 4,000 pressure levels. Palm rejection. Wireless, battery-free operation.
  • Matte black ABS plastic body with metal clip
  • Made in Germany.


Featuring a design based on the classic safari Twin Pen, LAMY's safari EMR Digital Writing Twin Pen is a beautiful way to bring the handwritten word and the digital space closer together.

An elegant and intuitive instrument, the safari EMR Digital Writing Twin Pen can be used on a wide range of digital devices, allowing you to make notes on documents, sketch and much more with the natural feel of pen on paper. Using Wacom EMR technology, the Digital Writing Pen can detect more than 4,000 pressure levels, and has a range of interchangable tips to suit your needs. For everyday writing, the Digital Twin Pen also features a LAMY ballpoint pen tip, making it easy to switch from screens and tablets to notebook pages at the twist of the pen.

PC/EL tips are designed for use on glossy screens, like tablets, while the POM nib is best suited to matte surfaces.

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