Álvaro, nice to see you here.
Look forward to any feedback on why eyedropper in the essential writer ebonite pens. That's my obstacle.
I'm sorry you didn't get earlier feedback on EDs - my personal preference is ED - so that is what drew me to ordering the Essential Black!
I also convert suitable other makes to ED, the big black pen that has never been uninked since it landed here in June 2010 is my Aleksandra by Wiland in Poland. That pen never lets me down as an ED, and I'm expecting the Romillo to be of similar quality and ability.......... so don't give up - maybe Alvaro didn't read your request!
Thanks for your note, Chris. Alvaro's reply from using their website form, including a price quote with the K nib, specifically said for me to reply back with additional questions, otherwise I could use the enclosed email address for PayPal payment....so I responded to that. Also my above posts were not paid attention to.
My concern about an eyedropper being the only choice in the essential writer model is not so much a question of writing quality which is mostly a function of the nib and feed. It was questions about leaking at seals, increased hand temp expanding air and leading to nib leaking and/or flow changes, and then inside the ebonite barrel, having inks of various pH ranges, compatibility, rinsing, and ink bonding to ebonite. Some of the Sailor/Pilot Japanese inks have pH of 10+, while other inks can be extremely acidic (< 2.5pH). There are many reasons that other pen companies invented sacs, pistons, converters, etc. to deal with the limitations of eyedroppers, so I didn't understand the limited option with a $1,200+ pen. To be honest, if he had said that I could hook a universal converter into the back of the Classic Writer feed, I would have purchased one by now.
But I have ruled out dealing with this company for their lack of customer responsiveness. I would not want to be stuck owning a pen that only has contacts in Spain, have a problem, and find inadequate support. I figure if they are not even motivated enough to respond to a single follow up for a new sale, support would likely follow that same pattern. That may sound unfair, but using this guideline has served me well in the past.
Good luck to Romillo and those that choose to buy their pens.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.