Digital Writing by Lamy
Classic meets smartness
Timeless design - perfect ergonomics - highest quality. This is also what the digital thinking tools from Lamy stand for. Based on decades of experience and competence in the development of writing instruments, they expand the digital lifestyle with a special haptic experience.
For maximum compatibility with as many digital end devices as possible, Lamy offers digital writing systems in cooperation with the technology manufacturers. This also includes perfectly matched tips for different surfaces.
No battery/power in the writing instrument
Technology from Wacom Japan
No need to charge
No batteries or rechargeable batteries
Suitable for tablets, smartphones and notebooks
Standard at Lamy
List of EMR compatible devices
Optoelectronic Character Recognition (Ncode)
With battery/electricity and camera in the writing instrument
Associated paper/notebook with Ncode
Licensed product LAMY x NeoLAB
Standard at Lamy
EMR writing instruments
The digital age is in full swing.
The EMR technology enables the user to write and draw with his EMR pen on tablets and smartphones without cables or batteries. Excellent precision makes it feel like you are writing on paper.
LAMY AL-star black EMR
Based on the housing of the LAMY AL-star, this digital input pen was developed for tablets, smartphones and notebooks. Haptics, ergonomics and guidance do not differ from the conventional writing instrument, which means that no retraining is necessary. In this way, the LAMY AL-star black EMR combines the best of both worlds - the advantages of writing by hand with the unlimited possibilities of digital processing.
Writing tips for all surfaces
The tip of a digital pen is the key building block to best simulate the writing behavior of a traditional writing instrument on paper. Since there are a number of different screen surfaces on the market, Lamy's range includes various leading-edge materials.
The shortcut key
Depending on the app, practical direct selection functions can be assigned to the integrated button on the handle. For a fast, intuitive workflow.
Smooth and matte surfacesSmooth surfaces
The PC/EL tip with a pointing contour is ideal for smooth (shiny) surfaces. Tip radius: 0.35 mmMatte surfaces
These surfaces simulate a paper-like effect when writing. The POM tip with a round tip contour is ideal for these surfaces. Tip Radius: 0.7mm
LAMY safari twin pen all black EMR
Based on the design of the LAMY safari twin pen, this 2-in-1 writing instrument was developed for flexible use on digital media (tablets, smartphones, notebooks) and analogue media (paper). The LAMY safari twin pen EMR combines the best of both worlds - the advantages of writing by hand with the unlimited possibilities of digital processing.
Digital writing system and ballpoint pen - in one writing instrument. Turning mechanism to switch between the systems.
Easy to change: Unscrew the front part of the shaft and replace the spring/mine individually.
Smooth and matte surfaces
The PC/EL tip with a pointing contour is ideal for smooth (shiny) surfaces. Tip Radius: 0.35mm These surfaces simulate a paper-like effect when writing. The POM tip is ideal for these surfaces. Tip Radius: 0.35mm
Ncode writing instruments
The connection of both worlds
The LAMY safari all black ncode bridges the gap between analogue notebooks and the unlimited world of digital processing.
LAMY safari all black ncode
The LAMY safari all black ncode bridges the gap between analogue notebooks and the unlimited world of digital processing. With the associated LAMY digital paper notebook and the numerous functions of the Neo Studio app on a digital device, it is easy to write on paper, digitize your handwritten notes at the same time and then edit them flexibly.
The legendary Lamy writing instrument combined with Neo LAB Convergence's Ncode digital writing technology.
LAMY digital paper notebook ncode
The LAMY digital paper notebook is equipped with Neo LAB's own Ncode technology.
The photoelectric sensor reads the printed ncode pattern on the digital notebook paper and recognizes handwriting and pages. The Neo LAB ncode sensor reads the codes from the surface - the processor (CPU) contained in the pen does the complex mathematical calculation to locate the pen's position on the page.
Where the viewing window of the LAMY safari fountain pen shows how much ink is left in the cartridge, the LAMY safari all black ncode shows its charging status.
Micro USB port
The writing system from Lamy and Neo LAB Convergence is made to adapt perfectly to your own lifestyle. A full charge via micro USB port allows 11 hours of non-stop writing.
frequently asked Questions
A smartpen enables handwritten notes, transcripts or drawings to be captured digitally, saved and processed on the various end devices. Because in addition to a ballpoint pen refill, an optoelectronic sensor, a CPU processor and a USB connector were also installed in this digital pen, as in the case of the LAMY safari all black ncode. In combination with the matching LAMY digital paper notebook, the user has all the advantages of the analog and digital world at his disposal.
A smartpen is a combination of a ballpoint pen and a digital pen, which makes it possible to combine all the advantages of analogue writing on paper with the diverse possibilities of digital processing. A stylus, on the other hand, is an input pen and an operating aid for a large number of digital end devices from different manufacturers.
The LAMY safari all black ncode is what is known as a smartpen, ie a combination of a ballpoint pen and a digital pen, which makes it possible to combine all the advantages of analogue writing on paper with the diverse possibilities of digital further processing via the free NeoStudio app. The LAMY AL-star black EMR, on the other hand, is a pure stylus, i.e. an input pen and an operating aid for a large number of digital end devices from different manufacturers.
EMR technology and writing instruments
The LAMY AL-star black EMR is compatible with all Samsung smartphones from the SAMSUNG Galaxy S21 Ultra model. With these models, the stylus can easily be used as a practical input aid. A detailed list of all compatible end devices can be viewed here.
Unfortunately, the LAMY AL-star black EMR cannot be used on the foldable smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, as special tips are required for this. However, the stylus can be used with all other Samsung smartphones from the SAMSUNG Galaxy S21 Ultra model. A current list of all compatible end devices can be found here.
Ncode technology and writing instruments
The LAMY safari all black ncode is a combination of a ballpoint pen and a digital pen. Installed with an optoelectronic sensor in the pen tip of the smertpen, all handwritten entries are recorded directly on the LAMY digital paper during analogue writing and saved in the integrated memory. All notes on the smartphone, tablet or desktop can then be digitally processed, edited or sent immediately via the NeoStudio app.
The built-in ballpoint pen refill allows the user to write on any paper. However, if you want to use the functions of digital processing, you need so-called digital paper, such as the LAMY digital paper notebook. The pages of such notebooks are provided with a barely visible pattern, which enables the smartpen to locate what is written precisely and save it page-specifically. here.
The ncode technology is a software for micro-coding of papers developed by the South Korean company NeoLab Convergence. The almost invisible pattern is recognized by a smartpen, such as the LAMY safari all black ncode, with the help of the special ncode sensor and enables writing to be located precisely on the page and processed directly in the built-in processor. Thanks to this ncode technology, the user has all the advantages of analogue writing and digital processing at his disposal.
In contrast to a stylus, such as the LAMY AL-star black EMR, a smartpen does not have a touchscreen tip, but usually has a ballpoint pen refill and an optoelectronic sensor for scanning handwritten notes. This means that the LAMY safari all black ncode, like other smartpens, is not an input aid for digital end devices such as tablets.
In contrast to a stylus, such as the LAMY AL-star black EMR, a smartpen does not have a touchscreen tip, but usually has a ballpoint pen refill and an optoelectronic sensor for scanning handwritten notes. This means that the LAMY safari all black ncode, like other smartpens, is not an input aid for digital end devices such as smartphones.
The ballpoint pen refill in the LAMY safari all black ncode can be easily replaced at any time. Our smartpen can be fitted with the LAMY M 21 refills in the colors blue or black.
When fully charged, the battery in the LAMY safari all black ncode smartpen lasts for up to 11 hours. This makes this digital pen the perfect companion for longer meetings, when traveling or at school and university.
The NeoStudio app can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play™ or the App Store™ so that you can use all the options for digital processing of the LAMY safari all black ncode. This app allows you to edit, save and share any handwritten notes, drawings or other transcripts made with your smartpen.
The LAMY safari all black ncode works not only with the LAMY M 16 black ballpoint pen refill, which is integrated as standard, but also with refills in the ink colors blue, green and red. These can be purchased from specialist retailers or via our online shop .
In order to use two or more LAMY digital paper notebooks in parallel, the notebook to be used must be activated in the NeoStudio app to prevent pages from being accidentally overwritten. To do this, simply select the appropriate book in the middle of the menu below and activate the switch so that it has a blue background. The app now knows which book is written with the LAMY safari all black ncode and saves the pages accordingly.
To prevent pages from being accidentally overwritten, notebooks can be locked from the app menu (middle icon of the bottom navigation bar) in the NeoStudio app. This function is not only suitable when changing from a full notebook to a new one, but also when using two LAMY digital paper notebooks at the same time.
For reasons of space, the "older" USB version was installed in the smartpen, as it can be perfectly integrated into the given housing design. Of course, this is not a disadvantage. The scope of delivery of the LAMY safari all black ncode also includes the appropriate charging cable.