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#1 Admin

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 19:12

Dearest people of FPN,

Please find the mock-ups for a possible new FPN Pen here:

http://www.fountainp...n-pen-mock-ups/

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 19:33

Wow, when would these be released?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 19:35

Ooh, those are nice. I've been wanting to pick up a Stipula and would probably jump on one of those. Those blue celluloid (mmm, celluloid) Etrurias are pretty sharp, but all of them look good.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 22:20

I'm not sure my wallet would survive an encounter with one of these pens.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 22:27

There will be a poll up soon enough, to determine which pens we should order. By that time we will have a good idea of the pricing as well.

Currently it looks like a range from approximately € 56 to € 460 from cheapest (Passaporto, Chrome trim) to most expensive (PF Celluloid Etruria with 18K nib and vermeil trim), with the Model T somewhere in the middle ranges. That is including VAT at 20 %. In the US they would probably cost approximately $66 to $ 530, excluding any sales tax or import duties. And all of this is without shipping costs - add approximately € 10 for Europe, and $ 14 for the US.

This for a minimum of 100 of each. If we get a lot of interest, it may get a little cheaper.

Don't hold us to these prices, however, we don't know yet whether we have taken all costs into account.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 23:44

They do look wonderful and I'd love to have one. Obviously, the more expensive they are the fewer people could afford one, and so if we're only going to have one, I suggest we keep it under $100. I can't wait for one, hopefully within my budget.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 23:48

They do look wonderful and I'd love to have one. Obviously, the more expensive they are the fewer people could afford one, and so if we're only going to have one, I suggest we keep it under $100. I can't wait for one, hopefully within my budget.

The idea is, we hope, to go for one out of each of the ranges, so, one Passaporto, one Modello T, one Etruria, provided there is enough interest, meaning, at least 100 for a production run.

If that works out, there will certainly be one in your budget - the Passaporto will be well below $100, even including shipping costs :D.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:04

The mockups look very nice, particularly for the Passaporto. Do you have any idea at this point how much choice (if any) there would be in nib widths?
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:48

Oh my god. I love the Passaporto; I don't know much about Stipula, but it looks like an eyedropper version. Posted Image Please say it's so.



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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:33

WANT!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:50

Hi Ada,

The mockups look very nice, particularly for the Passaporto. Do you have any idea at this point how much choice (if any) there would be in nib widths?

Yes, F and M only for the stainless steel nib, for a gold nib we need 100 confirmed orders per nib type. Considering the price, it doesn't make a lot of sense, however, to put a gold nib on a Passaporto.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:51

Oh my god. I love the Passaporto; I don't know much about Stipula, but it looks like an eyedropper version. Posted Image Please say it's so.

Of course ti is :D. It comes with an eyedropper in the package. Either cartridge, or eyedropper :D.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 13:32

:puddle: Woww!!! That Passaporto is awesome....please please please make them!!!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 03:48

Hi Ada,


The mockups look very nice, particularly for the Passaporto. Do you have any idea at this point how much choice (if any) there would be in nib widths?

Yes, F and M only for the stainless steel nib, for a gold nib we need 100 confirmed orders per nib type. Considering the price, it doesn't make a lot of sense, however, to put a gold nib on a Passaporto.

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Wim,

Many thanks for the quick reply! That is very helpful information. Now I can think about whether it would be worthwhile to me to buy a pen I would have to immediately send off for a nib regrind. (I too think it is unlikely that 100 people would want to order a gold XF nib for the Passaporto).

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:59

ooohh....
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:04

I think I've requested this on every thread I can find on the topic, but would like to put in my 2 cents again on having the Passaporto with threaded barrel for posting. If that can be done, you've got a winner.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:23

I think I've requested this on every thread I can find on the topic, but would like to put in my 2 cents again on having the Passaporto with threaded barrel for posting. If that can be done, you've got a winner.

That's a good one, I'll make sure we'll check that, and that that is what we will get.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 14:08

I like the Modello T and the Etruria personally. The Passaporto looks a little... stubby to me. Might be nice to take in a pocket though. :thumbup:
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 14:12

The Passaporto is made to be carried in a small space. When posted, it is approximately the same size as an uncapped Etrurira.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 14:29

What is the ordering process? When/how should one express a commitment? I'd hate to miss out on this great opportunity.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 15:41

What is the ordering process? When/how should one express a commitment? I'd hate to miss out on this great opportunity.


Orders won't be taken until two and a half weeks have passed and the voting is closed. Voting so far is your commitment to buy the pen at least until payments are required. They need 100 of each pen for a production run. I recommend that you read the FPN Pen - More info, pricing, votes blogpost, too if you haven't already.
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