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.

AL-star EMR Replacement Tip

AL-star EMR Replacement Tip

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  • EMR replacement tip
  • Suits LAMY AL-star Digital Writing Pen
  • PC/EL suits glossy surfaces; POM suits matte surfaces


Keep your LAMY AL-star EMR Digital Writing Pen in peak condition with the EMR Replacement Tips.

PC/EL tips are designed for use on glossy screens, like tablets, while the POM nib is best suited to matte surfaces. The Rounded tip matches the 0.7mm tip that the EMR originally came with; the Tapered tip comes to a finer 0.35mm point for greater accuracy and detail.

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