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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:53

I'll be a buyer of the FPN variety for sure. Fun watching here
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 16:47

Judging by all of our positive reactions here maybe you should think about starting a pen of the month club at TWSBI. You know maybe a nice little gift basket with a pen, a bottle of ink, some nice paper, a coffee mug and 5 pounds of the darkest roast coffee, or tea for us tea drinkers, so we can stay awake all night trying out the new pens.


I am always looking for good idea of next pen to produce, mainly, it should be a pen that the ture pen lovers like members here will like to have; either in design, function and price. These good idea must be from all of you, because by myself, I am not knowledge to know all of this. But I am pretty good on mass production though, hahaha!

Anyone come out with good idea I always treat him as good friend, and hoping someday we can become partner in some way.... Of course, I send him some of our pens as gratitude.

I hope someday all the interesting people can partner together in some way, share the profit, and do the charity together in the name of TWSBI.

All TWSBI sell in Taiwan direct through twsbi web store I provide 7.5% of the sell amount to the charity. I hope I can do the same in the States too....

Any good idea is welcome.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 19:29


Judging by all of our positive reactions here maybe you should think about starting a pen of the month club at TWSBI. You know maybe a nice little gift basket with a pen, a bottle of ink, some nice paper, a coffee mug and 5 pounds of the darkest roast coffee, or tea for us tea drinkers, so we can stay awake all night trying out the new pens.


I am always looking for good idea of next pen to produce, mainly, it should be a pen that the ture pen lovers like members here will like to have; either in design, function and price. These good idea must be from all of you, because by myself, I am not knowledge to know all of this. But I am pretty good on mass production though, hahaha!

Anyone come out with good idea I always treat him as good friend, and hoping someday we can become partner in some way.... Of course, I send him some of our pens as gratitude.

I hope someday all the interesting people can partner together in some way, share the profit, and do the charity together in the name of TWSBI.

All TWSBI sell in Taiwan direct through twsbi web store I provide 7.5% of the sell amount to the charity. I hope I can do the same in the States too....

Any good idea is welcome.


Speedy, I like the way you think. You seek knowledge and desire to share the results of what you have learned. You are right, you never know where a good idea will come from and the people who have good ideas should be acknowledged and encouraged to have more of them. In the case of your coming to the Fountain Pen Network, on the behalf of TWSBI, you have come to perhaps the greatest fountain pen consumer, testing, repair, making and design resource on the planet. Everyone on the FPN truly loves their fountain pens and each and everyone of them will test their personal pen choices, and share their knowledge of them, in many cases for years before deciding a pen's true worth in usability, sentimental value and monetary value. Here we discuss techniques, materials, tools, processes and ideas. Some, like yourself have gone on to create their own pens as a result of what they have learned. Others have gone on to learn fountain pen repair. Still others concentrate on the history. Not to mention all the ideas shared here on the uses of fountain pens. And everyone here has a fountain pen collection of what they consider to be the best examples that they can get ahold of. If a pen is built well, works well and proves its value and worth then we will recommend it to others without hesitation. And, if a pen doesn't work well then after testing, and to the best of our knowledge, we will first recommend possible ways to make a pen function better as we are fountain pen lovers and users who want the best products for ourselves and others to have access to. If a $2 fountain pen is built and works as well as a $1000 fountain pen we will recommend it just a highly. And if a $1000 fountain pen doesn't work we will let others know that as well. And of course each and everyone one of us has the desire to have our ideas someday be heard and listened to by a fountain pen company so that we can share in the pride of accommplishment when a new pen comes out by saying, "I helped in some small way to create that beautiful pen."

Speedy by coming here as a representative of TWSBI who is willing to listen to the vast knowledge that FPN members can provide and then the very next day be able show us the results of what you can accomplish with that knowledge is perhaps one of our greatest wishes as fountain pen lovers come true. One of the members here is Brian Gray and he created the Edison Pen Company. His approach to fountain pens is different than yours but his desire to learn and share what he knows, in the form of his finished pens, is the same. You should check out his website www.edisonpen.com as it is truly innovative in that Mr. Gray will actually, in real time, make the very pen that a customer orders as they watch so that the customer can call up while he's making the pen and offer suggestions and changes so that he can create the perfect pen for them and they can say, "I helped in some small way to create this pen." Now that is about the best customer service that I have ever encountered. And TWSBI by coming here is offering us the same chance to see the pens of our dreams and desires be created before our eyes and we'll be able to say, "I helped." On this particular website if you can show just one of us the worth of your pens everyone will know about it very shortly, in many cases a matter of minutes.

I have been very happy speaking with you and sharing ideas in this small forum, but might I suggest that you make another posting so that more members here will notice your company and see the process that you are sharing with us in the creation of your new pen. Something with a heading along the lines of, "New TWSBI Diamond Piston Fill Fountain Pen," "Help Design The New TWSBI Fountain Pen," "Help Design the Perfect Fountain Pen With TWSBI." You should try placing posts under the headings of Writing Instruments, Fountain Pen Reviews (when those of us here have had a chance to use your pens they will get a review), Market Watch and anywhere else that you think could attract attention to your company. If you continue to be as enthusiastic as you have been they may allow you to start a new forum dedicated to your process of creating a fountain pen, The TWSBI Forum. I think a TWSBI Forum would be the type of forum that many would be attracted to visit repeatedly because you are sharing the manufacturing process with us.

The design of your Diamond fountain pen has already grabbed the attention of a few of us. It has that rare quality of looking classic and modern at the same time. The piston filling mechanism is arguably the favored filling mechanism by most of us here on the FPN. Your logo is unique and really stands out on the cap and nib of your pen. Best of all you have designed the pen to be at a price point that is affordable to every fountain pen user while at the same time allowing your company more opportunities to make a profit and to gain more exposure. You design and build a high quality well performing fountain pen and mass produce it then I am sure that those of us here on the FPN will do everything that we can to help your company succeed. As I am sure you are beginning to see our desire for quality fountain pens carries us the world over in our searches and when we find one that meets and exceeds our expectations we will tell everyone we know about it, suggest that pen dealers carry it, where to find it and how to obtain one at a good price.

I was raised that if you truly wanted to learn something you have seek out the most knowledgeable people, demonstrate and prove your desire to learn, and if they choose to share their knowledge then you must return that knowledge to them in the form of new ideas or products. And if you have knowledge that someone truly wishes to learn then it is your obligation to share it with those that desire to truly learn it. You share cooperatively and everyone benefits as long as they are willing to put in the time and effort.

I wish you and TWSBI well and as always am willing to help you and your company out as much as I can.

Edited by Flourish, 21 November 2009 - 19:35.


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 13:19

Hello everyone,
Our official web link www.twsbi.com is on line today.
The page includes link to twsbi web site, forum, blog, global web store links, and related link.
But the twsbi web link is still under construction so it will not response.


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 14:52

Hello everyone,
Our official web link www.twsbi.com is on line today.
The page includes link to twsbi web site, forum, blog, global web store links, and related link.
But the twsbi web link is still under construction so it will not response.



Looked at your site and thought the Venezia fountain pen looks interesting. If I have used the correct conversion rate (Taiwan dollars?) it works out to be about £45. I could not access the USA link so did not see an English language version of your site.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 15:55

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Looked at your site and thought the Venezia fountain pen looks interesting. If I have used the correct conversion rate (Taiwan dollars?) it works out to be about £45. I could not access the USA link so did not see an English language version of your site.
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Yes, the amount is in NT$, you are correct. The English web site is still under construction, sorry for make you inconvenience.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:18

Flourish,

Thanks for all your good comment. You do give me great support, thanks.

Your comment how I should make another thread and how I should title it, that's great! I will do it later one when I finish debuging the Diamond... and start preparing next pen.

Again, I have to thank everyone for your support. My only wish just hope I help to make fountain pen more fun for everyone, and bring people back to some simpler way of life; move slower, enjoy the life. We shouldn't exhaust the earth in 200 years of time.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 14:08

Posted Image We got the three fast tooling parts from the factory, they can be used for measurement and performance test purpose. I use these parts assemble a few pens, pls refer the update

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 15:05

Looking good.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 15:25

Looking good.


Looking great!
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 17:49

This is some of the best entertainment ever created for fountain pen addicts. I really like the new transparent smokey grey prototype. I don't know about you guys but Speedy sure has made fountain pens more fun for me, and just look at Lloyd he's absolutely enraptured with this new pen.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 19:13

I don't know if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread but whoever is taking the photos is doing a fantastic job.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 20:06

I think the pen holder/dish/paper weight thingy looks pretty neat too.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 20:32

I don't know if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread but whoever is taking the photos is doing a fantastic job.


I think it may be Speedy himself, he's an excellent photographer. He makes his pens look like candy doesn't he?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 21:48


I don't know if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread but whoever is taking the photos is doing a fantastic job.


I think it may be Speedy himself, he's an excellent photographer. He makes his pens look like candy doesn't he?



I'd NEVER chew on one of those beauties!


...nor any other writing instrument.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:38


Looking good.


Looking great!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:42

Wow, that's amazing!
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:44


I don't know if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread but whoever is taking the photos is doing a fantastic job.


I think it may be Speedy himself, he's an excellent photographer. He makes his pens look like candy doesn't he?

You are right, that's me, man! photography is my biggest hobby.haha
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 15:37

If you are as perfectionistic about your pens' performances as you are about your photography, those pens are going to write astoundingly. I can't wait to try one.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 16:14

If you are as perfectionistic about your pens' performances as you are about your photography, those pens are going to write astoundingly. I can't wait to try one.


I do believe Speedy is. He's come all the way here to the FPN to get our input and reactions during the design and prototyping process of a large scale production pen. I can think of only one other pen maker with this level of customer interaction and service and he does the same thing but a one on one basis, Brian Gray of Edison Pen Company. I think the FPN, Brian Gray and Speedy are the three best entertainments in fountain pens today.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:14

If you are as perfectionistic about your pens' performances as you are about your photography, those pens are going to write astoundingly. I can't wait to try one.

Well, on important matters, I have to make the result as perfect as I can; this is at leaset an reponsible attitude to my customer.

But on minor things in daily life, I can not ask for perfection on everything, otherwise life will be to tough to get through.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 19:57

This looks like it's going to be a real nice pen. I definitely want one. :)

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 17:40

first fountain pen with twsbi logo, this is the first test sample.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 18:54

first fountain pen with twsbi logo, this is the first test sample.

http://blog.twsbi.com/

Nice nib. Everyday I get a bit more excited to see the new developments of your Diamond 530 pen. Tomorrow's the big day, good luck with the Red-Dot's.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:52

Flourish, thanks.
the big red award we applied already, don't know when it will have result though.
The tooling modification will be done end of next week; latest news I got from tooling dept.:thumbup:
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 21:23

Your logo on the top of the pen is interesting. Is it meant to represent something?



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Posted 06 December 2009 - 16:06

Your logo on the top of the pen is interesting. Is it meant to represent something?



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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:55

The Pen box tooling T1 test just came out>
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 13:13

Looking better and better ... and you're an Apple man...

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 13:28

Looking better and better ... and you're an Apple man...

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I am a 200% Apple man:roflmho:
Apple should pay me for free advisement.
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