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Download Nib width form - Version 2.0

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This is an anonymously donated form for determining and checking nib widths, and will work for any kind of fountain pen nib, provided it is printed at 100 %, on a good quality paper, preferably with a laser jet printer on paper that is friendly to fountain pens.

The 100 % setting is very important in order to determine the nib width, both horizontal and down strokes, as accurately as possible. The line thicknesses for nib stroke comparison were created to very exacting standards, at exactly 100 %.

Have fun!





Be sure you click on the DOWNLOAD button, not the thumbnail image, in order to get the proper dimensions on the final printout.

In order to "print 100%" (above), when you print the .pdf file, choose NONE for "page scaling."

Fred
What are the reference numbers. A 150 is 150 what?
The measurements are in hundredths of a mm, so 150 is 150/100 mm or 1.5 mm.
HTH, warm regards, Wim
I would write the scale inside the PDF, people may forget :)
What dimensions would correspond with (American) XF, F, M, B?
This is probably a really dumb question, but:

What was the paper size used to create the form on the pdf?

E.g. was it American ‘Letter’? Or was it ISO ‘A4’?

Because if if it is e.g. ‘A4’, then won't users whose default paper set-up is ‘Letter’ find that, when their machine re-scales the form to fit on their different-sized page, doing so also re-sizes the line widths?

Or is there a way around that in the free version of Acrobat/Adobe Reader?


Cheers,
M.
thanks. for the form
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Ernst Bitterman
Aug 09 2012 15:47

This is probably a really dumb question, but:What was the paper size used to create the form on the pdf?E.g. was it American ‘Letter’? Or was it ISO ‘A4’?Because if if it is e.g. ‘A4’, then won't users whose default paper set-up is ‘Letter’ find that, when their machine re-scales the form to fit on their different-sized page, doing so also re-sizes the line widths?Or is there a way around that in the free version of Acrobat/Adobe Reader?Cheers,M.



I've been using it with US Letter, or 8.5" X 11" paper, and the results suggest that's what it's calibrated for.
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The Legend
Aug 13 2012 12:43
I guess it also depend on what type of (absorbing) paper you use ans what kind of ink.

Rgds, The Legend
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cuteredheadlady
Sep 19 2012 03:52
Thanks so much for the form. I am sure it is going to be very useful.

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