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Sailor Superscript


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#1 kissing

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:35

Sailor Superscript Calligraphy pen (Clear plastic Demonstrator).
Comes with two Sailor black cartridges. Sailor Twist converter fits.

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Edited by kissing, 16 November 2006 - 10:36.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:50

Hmm, nice review. Makes me want to try it as well... Or maybe can try the Zoom nib, which should be a higher quality version of this?

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:00

I think the Zoom nib is quite different as it has an 'iridium' hard tip. I read that it too has multiple widths depending on angle, like the Superscript.

I would also love to try a Zoom nib some day. The Superscript is fun...but it does feel cheap, and it takes a little getting used to as well.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:02

Yeah, so I guess it's the same idea but an expensive vs cheap option. Oh well, I was wanting to try a Sailor 1911 (large or M) anyway, this adds to the craving.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:09

The Sailor 1911M is darn spiffy. PenGallery has a good price and they usually only take 3 days to ship here.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 12:36

Nice review! I nearly bought a Superscript the other day, and probably will eventually. I think it would be good for drawing if not the best for writing.

Maybe the nib would benefit from a bit of smoothing...
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 12:51

What does the 3 kanjis you have written in this review mean? laugh.gif

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 13:17

It's meant to be my korean name written in Chinese characters. I never write chinese characters, so the penmanship of it in the eyes of true chinese writers would be terrible laugh.gif :doh:

The first character is "Lee" (surname).
second is "sung" ('seng' in chinese) meaning heavenly
third is "gook" ('gwo' in chinese) meaning kingdom or nation
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 14:47

Nice review, Sam.

I always wondered how these "bent nib pens" actually write. Thanks for this enlightenment! smile.gif

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 15:13

Great review -- your writing with the Superscript looks about like mine. You were asking about the scratchiness of the 4-in-1 nibs. I have two different pens with this nib (Superscript and Profit Superscript), and both tend to be scratchy just as yours is. They are a little better if you don't press too hard, although it is not easy to both ease up on the pressure AND vary the angle while you write.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 15:13

Nice review, kissing. I agree it feels rather scratchy at angles to write fine- medium.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 15:31

QUOTE(BillTheEditor @ Nov 16 2006, 03:13 PM)
both tend to be scratchy just as yours is. They are a little better if you don't press too hard, although it is not easy to both ease up on the pressure AND vary the angle while you write.

Thank you so much for this advice!

It made a huge difference :doh: I wrote gently, and then the glass started to appear half full smile.gif (I was anxious before)
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 18:13

Hi,

It is a bit sharp and a bit scratchy at the point that you mention. sad.gif

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 21:45

QUOTE(Dillo @ Nov 16 2006, 10:13 AM)
Hi,

It is a bit sharp and a bit scratchy at the point that you mention. sad.gif

Dillon

I just tried my Sailor Superscript and agree. Still, a neat concept!
Thanks for the review, Kissing smile.gif
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 00:11

I had one of these before I joined FPN, and I pitched it because it was scratchy. (Now I would keep it to mess around with nib smoothing or some other frankensteinish experiment!)
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:34

QUOTE(Dillo @ Nov 16 2006, 06:13 PM)
Hi,

It is a bit sharp and a bit scratchy at the point that you mention. sad.gif

Dillon

Dillon, wouldn't it be fun to re-tip the Superscript to see what happens? laugh.gif
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:11

Hi,

We could with electrical arc welding and such, but I don't think it is worth it. sad.gif

I don't do tipping currently, later maybe, but not now. sad.gif If I asked Cross if I could borrow their machines, I wonder.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 14:11

Sorry I missed this review when it was posted. But the blue ink you used is amazing! What ink is that?
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 15:50

Yep, I missed it too.

Thanks for the review Sam. You seem to have been busy buying lately??

It is interesting how you point out the potential use as a highlighter. Nice touch for the review.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 00:22

QUOTE(Betty @ Nov 30 2006, 01:11 AM)
Sorry I missed this review when it was posted.  But the blue ink you used is amazing!  What ink is that?

:doh:

It's the result of Quink Washable Blue, and a bad photoshopping laugh.gif roflmho.gif

The original doesn't look like that shade of blue at all, but I had to darken it on Photoshop to make it easier to read.


london, I was able to go on a bit of pen shopping after I graduated laugh.gif
I pointed out its potential as a highlighter, because the website I bought it off (pendemonium) said that they recommended Noodler's Firefly with the pen /:)

Edited by kissing, 01 December 2006 - 00:23.

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