so if you have seen my post, Pens for Docs, you know of my search for a good pen. some had
recommended the twsbi, so i took a look. read some reviews. then, read up on the history,
and i had to take the pepsi challenge. so, i bought a set, a 700 and 540 as a package deal,
and have gotten them in the mail. i usually do 3x5" card reviews, but i had just gotten
some exacompta bristol note cards, so thought that may be a bit better. so, if you want
pretty pictures, i would look at this fellow's review, as i would likely do a far inferior
job at product photos: Review. so, here is a picture of the bristol card and the pen, taken with
my olympus tg-1 on a backdrop of clairefontaine journal paper. if you are dissatisfied with
the color, i would recommend first calibrating your monitor (see one of sandy1's ink reviews)
then download the photo, and use an image editor to select the white paper as a white point
then balance it with levels. so, without much further ado:540 Amber XF.
a few extras:
1.it seems that i can get 2 weeks of constant use out of 1 fill with this xf nib.
2.the nib is a nail; zero flex; just the way i like them.
3.the clip is very nice and will keep the pen in your shirt while bending over
4.flow seems rather dry. tames the aircorps blueblack, which tends to run/feather/bleed in my 2000.
5.not very good for fast signatures. runs out of ink halfway through mine.
6.the piston fill is nice and easy out of a 90mL noodlers bottle
7.feels good in big hands. i wear size 8 gloves, and my shafer, pelikano, noodlers pen and just about
everything shy of my densho feels small in my hands.
8.for $40 off the twsbi site, why not?
Edited by watch_art, 24 March 2013 - 06:12.