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#1 burmeseboyz

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:23

Has anyone else tried the Pen & Ink sketch pen. I just found one in the university bookstore today and it's pretty good. $16 for a smooth nib with converter. The pen is mediocre, but it's a good deal. I've also noticed that they have moleskine like notebooks under the same brand. What's the history behind this company? Does anyone else know?
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#2 nimrod

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:17

See my review: http://www.fountainp...showtopic=41190

I think it's OK but I like my Lamy Vista more.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 20:57

I was actually going to do a review of them because they're actually a pretty good value - especially if you're just starting out or want to try some pens that you won't worry about losing. A perfect example would be using Noodler's Bay State Blue in them. You don't really have to care if it stains the converter.

I use them so I have several colors inked at any given time. Eventually I'll have a few Pelikans and a MB or 2. But they're not bad for what you get.

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#4 paulyf

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 22:19

See my review: <a href="http://www.fountainp...howtopic=41190" target="_blank">http://www.fountainp...topic=41190</a>

I think it's OK but I like my Lamy Vista more.


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#5 paulyf

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 22:30

I have one. I tried the Ink & Sketch Ink in it as well. I am now using Noodlers Black in it (big difference) I like it and I dont like it.

For writing I don't like it. its dry even with the noodlers. But it is a fine writer 0.3 mm based on the Richard bender line width pdf.

But I use a Moleskin pocket notebook to take short notes and such. I like it in the moleskin. But again Im only taking notes.

This pen will give different line widths by changing the pen pressure which indicates it is designed for art first.

I do some light sketching. I am following the DVD series How to draw the human from memory. The title is "The structure of Man" by Riven Pheonix.

He uses a ball point pen and I could not figure which one it was. He is able to draw the finest lightest lines and then switch to a thick broad line in the same stroke.

The Ink and Sketch pen can perform in the same manner. So for drawing I say it is a winner.

In mew to the forum and find that my Fountain pen lust is building steam. I think I may post a review as I get more time under my belt.

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#6 bluemagister

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 03:57

I followed the instructions and inserted a supplied ink cart into the pen. 1 minute later, the entire cartridge had flowed into the cap.


Like most things made in China, you're playing roulette as far as quality goes. If you get one that doesn't pee ink all over the place, then maybe the nib is worth getting.

#7 Chthulhu

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:02

I followed the instructions and inserted a supplied ink cart into the pen. 1 minute later, the entire cartridge had flowed into the cap.


Like most things made in China, you're playing roulette as far as quality goes. If you get one that doesn't pee ink all over the place, then maybe the nib is worth getting.


That sounds as though your cartridge had a crack in it.
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#8 Deb T

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 15:26

Very, very late to the thread. Just purchased a Pen & Ink Sketch fountain pen, fine nib from Amazon. I was surprised how well it wrote for such an inexpensive pen. I'm using a cartridge that came with the pen. What I find interesting is that the nib is a little flexible. Without much pressure, the width of the line broadens. I've recently become interested in Flex nibs. I have a Noodler's Flex Nib on order and will be interested to see if it is more flexible than this pen.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 21:06

I followed the instructions and inserted a supplied ink cart into the pen. 1 minute later, the entire cartridge had flowed into the cap.


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