Founded in 1930 by Josef Lamy, the famed German pen manufacturing company Lamy rose to prominence using groundbreaking techniques with moulded synthetic plastics in their pens. Lamy cemented themselves as one of the best and most modern pen manufacturers with their flagship fountain pen the Lamy 2000, first released in 1966 (and still their premier pen to this day). Then in 1980, Lamy created the Lamy Safari, a fountain pen for beginners and students primarily, now heralded as the best introductory fountain pen on the market. Today, Lamy has branched into ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, mechanical pencils, and more, and is still at the forefront of pen innovation.