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.

Joy Black Calligraphy Pen Set

Joy Black Calligraphy Pen Set

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  • Calligraphy fountain pen set
  • Polished italic steel nib
  • Includes 1.1mm (fine), 1.5mm (medium), and 1.9mm (broad) chisel nibs
  • Includes set of 5 LAMY ink cartridges in blue
  • Refill with LAMY T10 In Cartridges, or add LAMY Z28 Ink Converter for use with bottled ink
  • 18.3cm long
  • Plastic body with glossy black finish
  • Designed and made in Germany


Beautiful handwriting is an expression of personality and individuality. LAMY Joy fountain pens are fitted with an italic calligraphy nib to make your correspondence, handwritten notes, and other creative writing unmistakably personal.

With a tapered, ergonomic design, the LAMY Joy sits comfortably in the hand with a weight and balance specifically engineered for creative writing. Interchangeable nibs allow you to unleash your creativity and experiment with an abundance of writing and drawing styles. The LAMY Joy Calligraphy Set is the perfect gift or starter pack for your own creative journey.

This Set includes 3 nibs of different widths, as well as a set of 5 ink cartridges so you can start writing without delay.

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