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#61 penacoba

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:39

I like the Pilot Metropolitan, it writes smoothly. I have no problem using it.

Thanks for the advice, maybe next time I'll visit those places

The blue black ink works perfect for me, I really like the color. I use with with my Ero pen

Yes you're right, I bought the Pilot black ink from the same seller. I use it with the Pilot Metropolitan and I think it's nice. Too bad they only have black ink.

how do you find the pilot ink? i just saw some post that tell this ink is underrated ink which is better than some ink like quink.

right now i use Pearl River ink for my black pen, this one is chinese ink with some herbal smell in it. haha

 

thank you for the reply! i just bought my first fountain pen which is jinhao 126 with fine nib from Lazada, I think it was pretty cheap and because i like the slim design, i just bought it right away. I already used this for almost a week but this pen gives lines that too big for me. I heard that the japanese fountain pens have smaller nib. So i would buy Pilot MR soon, hopefully this pen can handle my small handwriting :D

 

What kind of paper do you guys use? I use a normal textbook but you kind of see through the writing on the other side of the page. it makes me to think to write with fountain pen  :unsure:

i am in college i am using a binder textbook, at first i used the lined refill and yes some pen and some ink can give you bleed through the safest combination for this paper for me was Parker frontier f nib with pelikan 4001 royal blue. parker quink and parker penman will give you bleed through.

i recently use a plain kenko refill it work with charm even sometimes you get bleeding after the write the same line twice or more. i sketch a lot in this paper.

 

oh just to make you sure the seller in tokopedia only sell pilot mr in M, i still not use my pilot mr because it's in M nib, i think it's wide enough to my like of f writing. but, i am not so sure though.

if you want the small line then i suggest you to buy platinum preppy for 0.3 nib (f) it write slightly thinner than usual f nib, i am using this pen right now filled with waterman harmounious green. i flushed all the black ink in it's cartridge and filled with waterman since i already have a pen with black ink haha

 

pssst, the seller who sell the Pilot MR also have Pilot Kakuno with F and M nib, pilot kakuno and pilot mr share the same nib but i read some review that tell the kakuno nib is not that good as pilot mr. i was thinking to get the kakuno in f than change it to MR but now i am not so sure i want to do it or not. and also the seller still don't give the price, they don't know the price so they don't sell it right now.


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#62 jeremychris

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 03:48

how do you find the pilot ink? i just saw some post that tell this ink is underrated ink which is better than some ink like quink.

right now i use Pearl River ink for my black pen, this one is chinese ink with some herbal smell in it. haha

I like the pilot ink, I don't know about the quality but I think it's more waterproof than quink.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:23

anyway, has anyone tried jinhao x450?



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:59

I like the pilot ink, I don't know about the quality but I think it's more waterproof than quink.

 

 

anyway, has anyone tried jinhao x450?

how about the dark, is it darker than black quink ?

last night i try to buy a jinhao from lazada but ended with "i think i should not buy anymore pen this month" haha.

already bought 3 pens this mounth including Pilot MR :excl: :excl:

i was looking to buy jinhao x750 as goulet pen said that x450 is bigger and heavier than x750.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 06:22

how about the dark, is it darker than black quink ?
last night i try to buy a jinhao from lazada but ended with "i think i should not buy anymore pen this month" haha.
already bought 3 pens this mounth including Pilot MR :excl: :excl:
i was looking to buy jinhao x750 as goulet pen said that x450 is bigger and heavier than x750.

I think it's quite same with the black quink.
I just received jinhao x450 this morning, which I ordered last month. I think it's pretty heavy, heavier than my jinhao 250. But when the cap posts, it is more balance than the 250.
I'm waiting for the pilot MR with the animal prints on it, hope the seller from tokopedia will have it soon

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:44

how do you find the pilot ink? i just saw some post that tell this ink is underrated ink which is better than some ink like quink.
right now i use Pearl River ink for my black pen, this one is chinese ink with some herbal smell in it. haha
 
i am in college i am using a binder textbook, at first i used the lined refill and yes some pen and some ink can give you bleed through the safest combination for this paper for me was Parker frontier f nib with pelikan 4001 royal blue. parker quink and parker penman will give you bleed through.
i recently use a plain kenko refill it work with charm even sometimes you get bleeding after the write the same line twice or more. i sketch a lot in this paper.
 
oh just to make you sure the seller in tokopedia only sell pilot mr in M, i still not use my pilot mr because it's in M nib, i think it's wide enough to my like of f writing. but, i am not so sure though.
if you want the small line then i suggest you to buy platinum preppy for 0.3 nib (f) it write slightly thinner than usual f nib, i am using this pen right now filled with waterman harmounious green. i flushed all the black ink in it's cartridge and filled with waterman since i already have a pen with black ink haha
 
pssst, the seller who sell the Pilot MR also have Pilot Kakuno with F and M nib, pilot kakuno and pilot mr share the same nib but i read some review that tell the kakuno nib is not that good as pilot mr. i was thinking to get the kakuno in f than change it to MR but now i am not so sure i want to do it or not. and also the seller still don't give the price, they don't know the price so they don't sell it right now.

 
Where do you find Platinum preppy in Jakarta? I had to purchase it through an online seller who ordered it directly from Japan, but boy, it just arrived today after like 2 weeks from the date of my order. For now I am filling the preppy with a cheap ink from faber castell ink (15 k for 6 small cartridges, no kidding) but maybe I will try the blue black that came with the pen later.
 
In the same order, I also purchased Pilot Kakuno with F nib. The line is really thin and in fact, a bit too thin for my liking. I am more fond of the fine nib from preppy. However, I suspect Kakuno's finer nib will not easily make a bleed through for any notebooks, even the general cheaper books.
 
In general, where is the bookstore in Jakarta where you can browse for several fountain pens? I think buying offline will always have its own advantages.
 

how about the dark, is it darker than black quink ?
last night i try to buy a jinhao from lazada but ended with "i think i should not buy anymore pen this month" haha.
already bought 3 pens this mounth including Pilot MR :excl: :excl:
i was looking to buy jinhao x750 as goulet pen said that x450 is bigger and heavier than x750.

 
My oh my, I had the same feeling: buying fountain pens is really an urge needs to be controlled sometimes, isn't it? Hahaha.
 

tulisan.jpg

 
Anyhow, please see the attached file above to compare the thickness of each pen I own.
The first two lines are from Pilot Kakuno, the next two lines are from Platinum Preppy, while the remaining two lines are from Pilot MR. The ink I use for Kakuno and MR is the Parker Quink, while the preppy uses faber castell ink.


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:54

 My oh my, I had the same feeling: buying fountain pens is really an urge needs to be controlled sometimes, isn't it? Hahaha.

I totally agree with that! I think I have to uninstall all shopping apps from my smartphone, because it's too tempting  :lol:



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:34

 

i am in college i am using a binder textbook, at first i used the lined refill and yes some pen and some ink can give you bleed through the safest combination for this paper for me was Parker frontier f nib with pelikan 4001 royal blue. parker quink and parker penman will give you bleed through.

i recently use a plain kenko refill it work with charm even sometimes you get bleeding after the write the same line twice or more. i sketch a lot in this paper.

 

oh just to make you sure the seller in tokopedia only sell pilot mr in M, i still not use my pilot mr because it's in M nib, i think it's wide enough to my like of f writing. but, i am not so sure though.

if you want the small line then i suggest you to buy platinum preppy for 0.3 nib (f) it write slightly thinner than usual f nib, i am using this pen right now filled with waterman harmounious green. i flushed all the black ink in it's cartridge and filled with waterman since i already have a pen with black ink haha

 

pssst, the seller who sell the Pilot MR also have Pilot Kakuno with F and M nib, pilot kakuno and pilot mr share the same nib but i read some review that tell the kakuno nib is not that good as pilot mr. i was thinking to get the kakuno in f than change it to MR but now i am not so sure i want to do it or not. and also the seller still don't give the price, they don't know the price so they don't sell it right now.

Oh my, i just realized about the nib too. if the seller only sells it in M, i dont think i want to buy it anymore. im afraid that it was too broad for my handwriting. i read many reviewer said that platinum preppy is one of the best beginner fountain pen. however, the design of preppy is a bit...... you know. 

 

there are many seller who sells pilot kakuno. only one that show the price though. it was about 190k 

 

if you decided to swap the pilot kakuno's nib to pilot mr and do it successfully, dont forget to say something 'kay ;)  

 

 

 
Where do you find Platinum preppy in Jakarta? I had to purchase it through an online seller who ordered it directly from Japan, but boy, it just arrived today after like 2 weeks from the date of my order. For now I am filling the preppy with a cheap ink from faber castell ink (15 k for 6 small cartridges, no kidding) but maybe I will try the blue black that came with the pen later.
 
In the same order, I also purchased Pilot Kakuno with F nib. The line is really thin and in fact, a bit too thin for my liking. I am more fond of the fine nib from preppy. However, I suspect Kakuno's finer nib will not easily make a bleed through for any notebooks, even the general cheaper books.
 
In general, where is the bookstore in Jakarta where you can browse for several fountain pens? I think buying offline will always have its own advantages.
 

 
My oh my, I had the same feeling: buying fountain pens is really an urge needs to be controlled sometimes, isn't it? Hahaha.
 

attachicon.giftulisan.jpg

 
Anyhow, please see the attached file above to compare the thickness of each pen I own.
The first two lines are from Pilot Kakuno, the next two lines are from Platinum Preppy, while the remaining two lines are from Pilot MR. The ink I use for Kakuno and MR is the Parker Quink, while the preppy uses faber castell ink.

i think the f nib on pilot kakuno really suit with my handwriting. if only the pilot mr in f nib

 

i agree with you at buying offline. it was kind of frustrating to wait when i buy something online. i want to buy a fountain pen on gramedia (parker or sheaffer). any recommendation the type that is affordable and light fountain pen??



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 15:51

I think it's quite same with the black quink.
I just received jinhao x450 this morning, which I ordered last month. I think it's pretty heavy, heavier than my jinhao 250. But when the cap posts, it is more balance than the 250.
I'm waiting for the pilot MR with the animal prints on it, hope the seller from tokopedia will have it soon

i am not sure they will sell Pilot MR with animal prints but i hope they sell it so there will be many option to buy haha.

 

 
Where do you find Platinum preppy in Jakarta? I had to purchase it through an online seller who ordered it directly from Japan, but boy, it just arrived today after like 2 weeks from the date of my order. For now I am filling the preppy with a cheap ink from faber castell ink (15 k for 6 small cartridges, no kidding) but maybe I will try the blue black that came with the pen later.
 
In the same order, I also purchased Pilot Kakuno with F nib. The line is really thin and in fact, a bit too thin for my liking. I am more fond of the fine nib from preppy. However, I suspect Kakuno's finer nib will not easily make a bleed through for any notebooks, even the general cheaper books.
 
In general, where is the bookstore in Jakarta where you can browse for several fountain pens? I think buying offline will always have its own advantages.
 

 
My oh my, I had the same feeling: buying fountain pens is really an urge needs to be controlled sometimes, isn't it? Hahaha.
 

attachicon.giftulisan.jpg

 
Anyhow, please see the attached file above to compare the thickness of each pen I own.
The first two lines are from Pilot Kakuno, the next two lines are from Platinum Preppy, while the remaining two lines are from Pilot MR. The ink I use for Kakuno and MR is the Parker Quink, while the preppy uses faber castell ink.

well, i am based in Batam, bought the preppy at Singapore for $5 and by the same time bought 4 bottled of Pelikan 4001 ink haha.

what nib size is the preppy? mine 0,3 (F nib) and i think it write the same size as the kakuno. maybe because different ink.

haha yeah i feel about it. right now i just focused to buy Lamy AL-star nib for next month in singapore :D

 

I totally agree with that! I think I have to uninstall all shopping apps from my smartphone, because it's too tempting  :lol:

that is the right thing to do! haha

 

Oh my, i just realized about the nib too. if the seller only sells it in M, i dont think i want to buy it anymore. im afraid that it was too broad for my handwriting. i read many reviewer said that platinum preppy is one of the best beginner fountain pen. however, the design of preppy is a bit...... you know. 

 

there are many seller who sells pilot kakuno. only one that show the price though. it was about 190k 

 

if you decided to swap the pilot kakuno's nib to pilot mr and do it successfully, dont forget to say something 'kay ;)  

 

 

i think the f nib on pilot kakuno really suit with my handwriting. if only the pilot mr in f nib

 

i agree with you at buying offline. it was kind of frustrating to wait when i buy something online. i want to buy a fountain pen on gramedia (parker or sheaffer). any recommendation the type that is affordable and light fountain pen??

yeah, the preppy design feel cheap! haha i cleaned the paint writing from the body so now it's all clear body like a demonstrator pen. next try is going to make an eyedropper to it after i bought the O ring and silicone grease. can't wait to use some bright color in preppy.

 

it's possible to change the kakuno nib to pilot mr, just pull it out and you can swap it.

i am sure that some big gramedia store sell lamy too, GI or TA maybe, read it at their facebook page.

 

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this two day i feel bad writing with Pearl River black ink, it was hard to start,used with sheaffer imperial ii with f nib and it's dry too fast, just too fast, after some writing and break for about 30second - 1 min the pen won't write, the ink dried.

today i filled the ink to parker 45 with m nib, though it will be get a wet pen so the ink will not dry that fast, the same thing happened. it's just too fast.

i don't think i will use it anymore haha



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:14

Hello, a fountain pen newbie here. Just got a kakuno and preppy in fine nib and a lamy safari in medium nib from my recent trip to singapore. Gotta say that lamy really disappoint me because of the slight scratchiness considering I get it for three times of the kakuno price which is the best writer imp out of those three. I guess I'll try pilot mtero in medium next time , hope it won't disappoint me like the safari

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Hello, a fountain pen newbie here. Just got a kakuno and preppy in fine nib and a lamy safari in medium nib from my recent trip to singapore. Gotta say that lamy really disappoint me because of the slight scratchiness considering I get it for three times of the kakuno price which is the best writer imp out of those three. I guess I'll try pilot mtero in medium next time , hope it won't disappoint me like the safari

wow, not sure about it since i feel that my safari is the smoothest pen i have, i can't compare it to my preppy since my preppy in F nib,the same nib to preppy in safari would be EF, then i can compare it.

compared to my parker 45, parker frontier, pilot mr, all in m nib, the safari stand out.

but since you said that the f nib in kakuno and preppy give a better smoothness i can say that you safari nib is misalignment. why don't you try to repair?

yeah, the safari spend a lot than kakuno. it should give you better experience,feel bad about the scratchiness.

you can buy the nib unit only for $16 that is what i am going to do when for my next visit to singapore. or probably you want to buy my M nib? :P



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Oh my, i just realized about the nib too. if the seller only sells it in M, i dont think i want to buy it anymore. im afraid that it was too broad for my handwriting. i read many reviewer said that platinum preppy is one of the best beginner fountain pen. however, the design of preppy is a bit...... you know. 

 

there are many seller who sells pilot kakuno. only one that show the price though. it was about 190k 

 

if you decided to swap the pilot kakuno's nib to pilot mr and do it successfully, dont forget to say something 'kay ;)  

 

 

i think the f nib on pilot kakuno really suit with my handwriting. if only the pilot mr in f nib

 

i agree with you at buying offline. it was kind of frustrating to wait when i buy something online. i want to buy a fountain pen on gramedia (parker or sheaffer). any recommendation the type that is affordable and light fountain pen??

 

Hi Jazzie,

 

Now that I've been using the pens for several days, I take my statement back: Pilot Kakuno is amazing! I suppose the thinner line before was because of its first time usage. After using it for a while, I suppose Pilot Kakuno's F nib and Pilot Preppy 0.3 are both good. I will try comparing it tomorrow because I'm drying the Preppy as I wanna use the original ink that came with the pen.

 

Btw, there's a sale in Massdrop where you can order Pilot Metropolitan in Fine nib : https://www.massdrop...an-retro-pop-fp and https://www.massdrop...odia-ice-bundle

 

I've tried ordering from Massdrop, they arrived in Indonesia in 2 weeks or so (after ordering date, so in the links above, around early March). And since fountain pen is an customs tax exempt items, the customs won't hold the your pens (and inks too!) for too long either. 

 

For Parker, you can order a classic Parker Vector or Sheaffer something (I forgot the name, haha). Both cost around 250k or something. You can check it out in Gramedia Matraman or Gramedia Grand Indonesia. Oh yeah, do check whether the pens can use converters or not. If I am not mistaken, the cheapest series of Sheaffer only use cartridges.

 

i am not sure they will sell Pilot MR with animal prints but i hope they sell it so there will be many option to buy haha.

 

well, i am based in Batam, bought the preppy at Singapore for $5 and by the same time bought 4 bottled of Pelikan 4001 ink haha.

what nib size is the preppy? mine 0,3 (F nib) and i think it write the same size as the kakuno. maybe because different ink.

haha yeah i feel about it. right now i just focused to buy Lamy AL-star nib for next month in singapore :D

 

that is the right thing to do! haha

 

yeah, the preppy design feel cheap! haha i cleaned the paint writing from the body so now it's all clear body like a demonstrator pen. next try is going to make an eyedropper to it after i bought the O ring and silicone grease. can't wait to use some bright color in preppy.

 

it's possible to change the kakuno nib to pilot mr, just pull it out and you can swap it.

i am sure that some big gramedia store sell lamy too, GI or TA maybe, read it at their facebook page.

 

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this two day i feel bad writing with Pearl River black ink, it was hard to start,used with sheaffer imperial ii with f nib and it's dry too fast, just too fast, after some writing and break for about 30second - 1 min the pen won't write, the ink dried.

today i filled the ink to parker 45 with m nib, though it will be get a wet pen so the ink will not dry that fast, the same thing happened. it's just too fast.

i don't think i will use it anymore haha

 

Ah, that is why you had a lot of options to buy. I have not found any offline seller who sells preppy here for now, but I did see the Lamy fountain pens are sold in Gramedia Matraman. Quite expensive though, with the cheapest around 450 k or something.

 

I do think the line by Preppy is good and it's quite thick so that it still sells as "fountain pen"!

 

Hello, a fountain pen newbie here. Just got a kakuno and preppy in fine nib and a lamy safari in medium nib from my recent trip to singapore. Gotta say that lamy really disappoint me because of the slight scratchiness considering I get it for three times of the kakuno price which is the best writer imp out of those three. I guess I'll try pilot mtero in medium next time , hope it won't disappoint me like the safari

 

Hi Wendy! welcome aboard in the world of fountain pens!

How do you like the Pilot Kakuno? If it fits you just fine, I suppose you will find the Pliot Metropolitan in Medium to be too wide for your writing.

 

btw, there are some sellers in bukalapak who sell Hero Fountain Pen in three nibs for around 180k - 210 k. What do you guys think about that? The model that being sold is a replica of Lamy Safari.


Edited by raiteiboy, 24 January 2016 - 16:10.


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I just remembered that I also got a Daiso fountain pen and honestly it's the smoothest writer amongst my recent acquisition. It sure doesnt feel cheap with the aluminium body which got some heft to it compared the other plastic pens. I really recommend it for people who want to try a fountain pen without breaking the bank at all ( it's only $2 for god sake). Another reminder that the Daiso fp is a really wet writer. Here is the pic of my recent beginner fountain pens obsession

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wow, not sure about it since i feel that my safari is the smoothest pen i have, i can't compare it to my preppy since my preppy in F nib,the same nib to preppy in safari would be EF, then i can compare it.

compared to my parker 45, parker frontier, pilot mr, all in m nib, the safari stand out.

but since you said that the f nib in kakuno and preppy give a better smoothness i can say that you safari nib is misalignment. why don't you try to repair?

yeah, the safari spend a lot than kakuno. it should give you better experience,feel bad about the scratchiness.

you can buy the nib unit only for $16 that is what i am going to do when for my next visit to singapore. or probably you want to buy my M nib? :P

I don't know the nib is misaligned or anything but the smootheness really depends on the angle I'm holding, making it really hard to use and even when it's writes smoothly, somehow writting with it make me feels like I'm writting with marker orz, it's ironic how I like the $2 Daiso pen better than the Safari when I can get 20 Daiso pens with a Lamy Safari lol. Maybe you should let me try your Safari M nib :D About the safari nib, Lamy Indonesia is actually selling it too for 180k for the steel version and 210k for the black version

 

 

Hi Jazzie,

 

Now that I've been using the pens for several days, I take my statement back: Pilot Kakuno is amazing! I suppose the thinner line before was because of its first time usage. After using it for a while, I suppose Pilot Kakuno's F nib and Pilot Preppy 0.3 are both good. I will try comparing it tomorrow because I'm drying the Preppy as I wanna use the original ink that came with the pen.

 

Btw, there's a sale in Massdrop where you can order Pilot Metropolitan in Fine nib : https://www.massdrop...an-retro-pop-fp and https://www.massdrop...odia-ice-bundle

 

I've tried ordering from Massdrop, they arrived in Indonesia in 2 weeks or so (after ordering date, so in the links above, around early March). And since fountain pen is an customs tax exempt items, the customs won't hold the your pens (and inks too!) for too long either. 

 

For Parker, you can order a classic Parker Vector or Sheaffer something (I forgot the name, haha). Both cost around 250k or something. You can check it out in Gramedia Matraman or Gramedia Grand Indonesia. Oh yeah, do check whether the pens can use converters or not. If I am not mistaken, the cheapest series of Sheaffer only use cartridges.

 

 

Ah, that is why you had a lot of options to buy. I have not found any offline seller who sells preppy here for now, but I did see the Lamy fountain pens are sold in Gramedia Matraman. Quite expensive though, with the cheapest around 450 k or something.

 

I do think the line by Preppy is good and it's quite thick so that it still sells as "fountain pen"!

 

 

Hi Wendy! welcome aboard in the world of fountain pens!

How do you like the Pilot Kakuno? If it fits you just fine, I suppose you will find the Pliot Metropolitan in Medium to be too wide for your writing.

 

btw, there are some sellers in bukalapak who sell Hero Fountain Pen in three nibs for around 180k - 210 k. What do you guys think about that? The model that being sold is a replica of Lamy Safari.

Hello! I must say that I like Kakuno a lot, it produces a really fine line smoothly, and the smiley face nib are pretty cute too, the problem now is finding the con-50 coverter or pilot cartridge with a decent shipping cost, considering no one is selling either of those in Indonesia. I'm still interested in Metro though since I'm pretty curious about how the Pilot M nib writes


Edited by Wendywu, 25 January 2016 - 15:08.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 15:35

 

Hi Jazzie,

 

Now that I've been using the pens for several days, I take my statement back: Pilot Kakuno is amazing! I suppose the thinner line before was because of its first time usage. After using it for a while, I suppose Pilot Kakuno's F nib and Pilot Preppy 0.3 are both good. I will try comparing it tomorrow because I'm drying the Preppy as I wanna use the original ink that came with the pen.

 

Btw, there's a sale in Massdrop where you can order Pilot Metropolitan in Fine nib : https://www.massdrop...an-retro-pop-fp and https://www.massdrop...odia-ice-bundle

 

I've tried ordering from Massdrop, they arrived in Indonesia in 2 weeks or so (after ordering date, so in the links above, around early March). And since fountain pen is an customs tax exempt items, the customs won't hold the your pens (and inks too!) for too long either. 

 

For Parker, you can order a classic Parker Vector or Sheaffer something (I forgot the name, haha). Both cost around 250k or something. You can check it out in Gramedia Matraman or Gramedia Grand Indonesia. Oh yeah, do check whether the pens can use converters or not. If I am not mistaken, the cheapest series of Sheaffer only use cartridges.

 

 

i really interested at pilot mr retro pop though. never know that there is many kind of pilot mr  -_- . but i dont think i can buy it from massdrop because i dont have credit card (college student here). i dont think i have any courage to borrow it from my dad , too many question have to be answered if that happen. it looks like i dont have many choices here. i can only buy it offline or online which based in Indonesia.

 

i think i will buy the pilot mr from tokopedia because im curious bout the size of m nib lol.

 

 

I just remembered that I also got a Daiso fountain pen and honestly it's the smoothest writer amongst my recent acquisition. It sure doesnt feel cheap with the aluminium body which got some heft to it compared the other plastic pens. I really recommend it for people who want to try a fountain pen without breaking the bank at all ( it's only $2 for god sake). Another reminder that the Daiso fp is a really wet writer. Here is the pic of my recent beginner fountain pens obsession

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where do you buy daiso fountain pen?

is it only me or the preppy one make thinner line than pilot kakuno? 



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Hi Jazzie,

 

Now that I've been using the pens for several days, I take my statement back: Pilot Kakuno is amazing! I suppose the thinner line before was because of its first time usage. After using it for a while, I suppose Pilot Kakuno's F nib and Pilot Preppy 0.3 are both good. I will try comparing it tomorrow because I'm drying the Preppy as I wanna use the original ink that came with the pen.

 

Btw, there's a sale in Massdrop where you can order Pilot Metropolitan in Fine nib : https://www.massdrop...an-retro-pop-fp and https://www.massdrop...odia-ice-bundle

 

I've tried ordering from Massdrop, they arrived in Indonesia in 2 weeks or so (after ordering date, so in the links above, around early March). And since fountain pen is an customs tax exempt items, the customs won't hold the your pens (and inks too!) for too long either. 

 

For Parker, you can order a classic Parker Vector or Sheaffer something (I forgot the name, haha). Both cost around 250k or something. You can check it out in Gramedia Matraman or Gramedia Grand Indonesia. Oh yeah, do check whether the pens can use converters or not. If I am not mistaken, the cheapest series of Sheaffer only use cartridges.

 

 

Ah, that is why you had a lot of options to buy. I have not found any offline seller who sells preppy here for now, but I did see the Lamy fountain pens are sold in Gramedia Matraman. Quite expensive though, with the cheapest around 450 k or something.

 

I do think the line by Preppy is good and it's quite thick so that it still sells as "fountain pen"!

 

 

Hi Wendy! welcome aboard in the world of fountain pens!

How do you like the Pilot Kakuno? If it fits you just fine, I suppose you will find the Pliot Metropolitan in Medium to be too wide for your writing.

 

btw, there are some sellers in bukalapak who sell Hero Fountain Pen in three nibs for around 180k - 210 k. What do you guys think about that? The model that being sold is a replica of Lamy Safari.

i am not sure but i think there is a lot of people sell sheaffer fountain pen in here, just like parker.

about hero, it's a great idea to give 3 nib for one pen i heard about this pen compared to the safari they are way better but if you never feel the safari then i think it's good so you don't need to compare it,  recently i also looked to wing sung and jinhao replica of safari, some people said that chinese pen writes better than western pen, i found that too in my old hero pens.

 

I just remembered that I also got a Daiso fountain pen and honestly it's the smoothest writer amongst my recent acquisition. It sure doesnt feel cheap with the aluminium body which got some heft to it compared the other plastic pens. I really recommend it for people who want to try a fountain pen without breaking the bank at all ( it's only $2 for god sake). Another reminder that the Daiso fp is a really wet writer. Here is the pic of my recent beginner fountain pens obsession

f3t6yc.jpg

I don't know the nib is misaligned or anything but the smootheness really depends on the angle I'm holding, making it really hard to use and even when it's writes smoothly, somehow writting with it make me feels like I'm writting with marker orz, it's ironic how I like the $2 Daiso pen better than the Safari when I can get 20 Daiso pens with a Lamy Safari lol. Maybe you should let me try your Safari M nib :D About the safari nib, Lamy Indonesia is actually selling it too for 180k for the steel version and 210k for the black version

 

Hello! I must say that I like Kakuno a lot, it produces a really fine line smoothly, and the smiley face nib are pretty cute too, the problem now is finding the con-50 coverter or pilot cartridge with a decent shipping cost, considering no one is selling either of those in Indonesia. I'm still interested in Metro though since I'm pretty curious about how the Pilot M nib writes

gosh almost forgot to make daiso pen on my list! will buy it when i go to SG ahaha.

i am using my lamy al-star right now, but it's just for back up. since i am a F nib person. well that is cheap for the black version i think not sure if SG sell a black version of it.

 

you are lucky one, about pilot converter. i think you can ask the pilot metro for con-20, when i bought my metro, i also ask the converter and guess what, they give it for free! so yeah, you get the standart converter in pilot metro then you buy (get it free) for con-20. they don't have con-50 but i think i am good with the con-20, it take more ink than con-50.

 

 

i really interested at pilot mr retro pop though. never know that there is many kind of pilot mr  -_- . but i dont think i can buy it from massdrop because i dont have credit card (college student here). i dont think i have any courage to borrow it from my dad , too many question have to be answered if that happen. it looks like i dont have many choices here. i can only buy it offline or online which based in Indonesia.

 

i think i will buy the pilot mr from tokopedia because im curious bout the size of m nib lol.

 

 

 

where do you buy daiso fountain pen?

is it only me or the preppy one make thinner line than pilot kakuno? 

i think he buy from singapore haha that pen is really popular in SFPL, cheap!

i see it too, preppy write thinner than the kakuno.

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 14:14

 

I've tried ordering from Massdrop, they arrived in Indonesia in 2 weeks or so (after ordering date, so in the links above, around early March). And since fountain pen is an customs tax exempt items, the customs won't hold the your pens (and inks too!) for too long either. 

 

Is it true that fountain pens and inks are custom tax exempt items? Even if it's over $50? I'm planning to get some diamine inks but it's only available overseas, looking for a site with a cheaper shipping option right now

 

i really interested at pilot mr retro pop though. never know that there is many kind of pilot mr  -_- . but i dont think i can buy it from massdrop because i dont have credit card (college student here). i dont think i have any courage to borrow it from my dad , too many question have to be answered if that happen. it looks like i dont have many choices here. i can only buy it offline or online which based in Indonesia.

 

i think i will buy the pilot mr from tokopedia because im curious bout the size of m nib lol.

 

 

 

where do you buy daiso fountain pen?

is it only me or the preppy one make thinner line than pilot kakuno? 

 I bought it at Daiso at the ION Orchard in Singapore, not sure if the Jakarta Daiso have it though since I've never really been to Jakarta's Daiso before. Haha, I feel your pain about being a college student without credit card with all the tempting things only available in overseas but maybe you can try the numerous import service availabe in kaskus, the only problem is that the shipping fee really hurts if you buy things from overseas, hoping that someone in this forum will do mass buy for people in Indonesia someday *finger crossed*.The preppy is a drier writer I guess, that's why the line is a little bit thinner but the Pilot Kakuno is a better writer overall imo, but that's only my preference I guess

 

i am not sure but i think there is a lot of people sell sheaffer fountain pen in here, just like parker.

about hero, it's a great idea to give 3 nib for one pen i heard about this pen compared to the safari they are way better but if you never feel the safari then i think it's good so you don't need to compare it,  recently i also looked to wing sung and jinhao replica of safari, some people said that chinese pen writes better than western pen, i found that too in my old hero pens.

 

gosh almost forgot to make daiso pen on my list! will buy it when i go to SG ahaha.

i am using my lamy al-star right now, but it's just for back up. since i am a F nib person. well that is cheap for the black version i think not sure if SG sell a black version of it.

 

you are lucky one, about pilot converter. i think you can ask the pilot metro for con-20, when i bought my metro, i also ask the converter and guess what, they give it for free! so yeah, you get the standart converter in pilot metro then you buy (get it free) for con-20. they don't have con-50 but i think i am good with the con-20, it take more ink than con-50.

 

i think he buy from singapore haha that pen is really popular in SFPL, cheap!

i see it too, preppy write thinner than the kakuno.

 

Yeah, you should definitely try the Daiso fountain pen, it's pretty solid writer for a $2 pen, can't think any better way to spend $2 :D Really, the seller is willing to give us extra converter besides the one included in pilot metro??



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Is it true that fountain pens and inks are custom tax exempt items? Even if it's over $50? I'm planning to get some diamine inks but it's only available overseas, looking for a site with a cheaper shipping option right now

 I bought it at Daiso at the ION Orchard in Singapore, not sure if the Jakarta Daiso have it though since I've never really been to Jakarta's Daiso before. Haha, I feel your pain about being a college student without credit card with all the tempting things only available in overseas but maybe you can try the numerous import service availabe in kaskus, the only problem is that the shipping fee really hurts if you buy things from overseas, hoping that someone in this forum will do mass buy for people in Indonesia someday *finger crossed*.The preppy is a drier writer I guess, that's why the line is a little bit thinner but the Pilot Kakuno is a better writer overall imo, but that's only my preference I guess

 

 

Yeah, you should definitely try the Daiso fountain pen, it's pretty solid writer for a $2 pen, can't think any better way to spend $2 :D Really, the seller is willing to give us extra converter besides the one included in pilot metro??

if you ask them, maybe they will give you. i actually wanted to buy the converter alongside the metro, but they give it for free. if you don't ask, probably they will not give the con-20. you will only get the metro converter as it's inside the pen already.



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Hello! I must say that I like Kakuno a lot, it produces a really fine line smoothly, and the smiley face nib are pretty cute too, the problem now is finding the con-50 coverter or pilot cartridge with a decent shipping cost, considering no one is selling either of those in Indonesia. I'm still interested in Metro though since I'm pretty curious about how the Pilot M nib writes

 

Yup, Pilot Kakuno is really good. If you're interested, I just purchase Pilot CON-50 from this seller a while ago :

 

http://www.smartyhan...roduct_ID=22393

 

The purchase arrived after two weeks, so it's quite a long wait. The good news is, they don't charge any additional shipping fee except the delivery fee via JNE! How cool is that? 

 

Is it true that fountain pens and inks are custom tax exempt items? Even if it's over $50? I'm planning to get some diamine inks but it's only available overseas, looking for a site with a cheaper shipping option right now

 I bought it at Daiso at the ION Orchard in Singapore, not sure if the Jakarta Daiso have it though since I've never really been to Jakarta's Daiso before. Haha, I feel your pain about being a college student without credit card with all the tempting things only available in overseas but maybe you can try the numerous import service availabe in kaskus, the only problem is that the shipping fee really hurts if you buy things from overseas, hoping that someone in this forum will do mass buy for people in Indonesia someday *finger crossed*.The preppy is a drier writer I guess, that's why the line is a little bit thinner but the Pilot Kakuno is a better writer overall imo, but that's only my preference I guess

 

 

Yeah, you should definitely try the Daiso fountain pen, it's pretty solid writer for a $2 pen, can't think any better way to spend $2 :D Really, the seller is willing to give us extra converter besides the one included in pilot metro??

 

Well, if your purchase is more than $50 then you will need to pay Pph. The default amount of Pph is 15%, or 7.5% if you have NPWP.

Do you have any idea where to buy that Daiso in Jakarta? or Indonesia perhaps?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:38

 

Yup, Pilot Kakuno is really good. If you're interested, I just purchase Pilot CON-50 from this seller a while ago :

 

http://www.smartyhan...roduct_ID=22393

 

The purchase arrived after two weeks, so it's quite a long wait. The good news is, they don't charge any additional shipping fee except the delivery fee via JNE! How cool is that? 

 

 

Well, if your purchase is more than $50 then you will need to pay Pph. The default amount of Pph is 15%, or 7.5% if you have NPWP.

Do you have any idea where to buy that Daiso in Jakarta? or Indonesia perhaps?

wow, the link is quite poisonous! preppy for less than 50rb and they got 0.2 nib too! haha



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Yup, Pilot Kakuno is really good. If you're interested, I just purchase Pilot CON-50 from this seller a while ago :
 
http://www.smartyhan...roduct_ID=22393
 
The purchase arrived after two weeks, so it's quite a long wait. The good news is, they don't charge any additional shipping fee except the delivery fee via JNE! How cool is that?

Thanks to you I just ordered a pilot converter con-20 😃






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