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Parker Vector Writes Very Broad

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#1 SaghirKalwar

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:31

my Parker vector is medium nib but it writes annoyingly broad,can someone tell how can i fix my problem?

 

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#2 Rider1325a

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:46

Send it to a nibmeister .



#3 SaghirKalwar

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:04

whats nibmeister

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never heard it before sir



#4 Paul80

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:16

You would be better of just buying a new pen with a finer nib as it will be a lot cheaper than sending it to a nib specialist for re-work "nibmeister" = Nib Specialist.

 

Also make sure the one you have has not actually got a Broad nib instead of a medium, although the Medium I have is also quite a bit broader than any other Parker Medium I own.

 

Look out for a Fine Nibbed version they are available.

 

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#5 SaghirKalwar

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:23

yes i have medium nib i m 100% sure about it

well i actually cant buy fine nib parker as i live in 3rd world country Pakistan,only local horrible pens are available here no forgien ones,i got this parker pen from friend who came from Dubai,so i have to fix this one



#6 P.E.N.S

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:56

There is no problem with your parker vector.I also have a parker vector which writes like yours and medium nibs writes the way your Medium nib parker vector writes.Which ink do you use it also does make a difference in writing?For more information check out the sbeebrown YouTube video on nib sizes.You may need to unblock YouTube as it is not available in Pakistan.Parker pens in Pakistan are available in every nib sizes go to any big store and they have a wide variety as I also bought my Parker here and some pens are comparitivly more cheaper.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 14:18

The other thing to do is to try a better quality paper. All nibs look broad on cheaper copy paper. Try and find a paper that doesn't feather and bleed.

Try some lined paper and if it writes better, start looking for decent unlined paper. Usually the paper that uses sugar cane instead of wood pulp is better.

Another idea you can try is to try and write with the back of the nib. I don't know if the vector will do this, but some nibs have enough tipping material on the front of the nib to let you write with the nib reversed.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 17:42

Saghir

 

I've had a few Medium nib Vectors that write with a very thick line. I've sent them back to Parker, (along with proof of purchase) to ask them to swap the nib unit to a Fine size.

 

N.B This service is free so long as the original nib is not damaged. The offer is only available within 28 days of purchase. 

 

http://www.parkerpen...b-exchange-item

 

Alternately, have a search on Ebay for a replacement Fine nib unit.

 

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Edited by Vendome, 30 October 2013 - 17:47.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:09

I wouldn't call your writing sample very broad, in fact I wouldn't call it broad at all. It just looks like a nice, medium line to me. YMMV.

 

You don't show us the nib on that Parker Vector in your photograph, so I can't compare it to mine. The actual “broad” nib for a Parker Vector has no tipping material on it. So if you have tipping material then you are using a medium or fine Vector nib.

 

Having the nib on a Parker Vector adjusted is not really an option. The cost of that operation would equal the cost of several Parker Vector fountain pens.

 

You might look around here on FPN and see if anyone's selling a Vector with a finer nib than you have. Or someone might be selling the nib/feed/section unit from a Vector.

 

I swapped my no-doubt-about-it broad Vector nib for a regular, tipped, one by getting a medium Parker Vector with tipping material on it, but with a barrel and cap that really did not work for me, and just putting the medium unit into the barrel. The swap was painless, and I think that all Parker Vectors should be entirely swappable that way.

 

The Parker Vector's a nice, rugged pen. I'd still be carrying it out into the world if it weren't for that stainless steel section. With dry hands that section just tried to slip around on me when I'd go to write with it. That section's also a bit thin for my aging hand.

 

Good luck with getting the satisfaction you seek with that Parker Vector. :thumbup:

 

 

 

 


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#10 Mike 59

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:14

Hi SaghirKalwar,  Your medium Vector looks ok to me too, the nibs that were made before about 2008 were in a dull steel finish, and wrote a wide medium line.

  But the new style nibs (if your pen was made after about 2009/10) in the Jotter/Vector /I.M. and Urban are a slightly different design, very shiney chrome finish, and do seem to write a thinner line.

 The blue Vector on the left is from 1993,(old style nib) and the Jotter with the new style nib is from 2011, (It has 'Parker' stamped on it.)

  I believe the Vectors now have a similar nib as in my Jotter, and I can say it writes very smoothly.

 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:19

Hi SaghirKalwar,  Your medium Vector looks ok to me too, the nibs that were made before about 2008 were in a dull steel finish, and wrote a wide medium line.
  But the new style nibs (if your pen was made after about 2009/10) in the Jotter/Vector /I.M. and Urban are a slightly different design, very shiney chrome finish, and do seem to write a thinner line.
 The blue Vector on the left is from 1993,(old style nib) and the Jotter with the new style nib is from 2011, (It has 'Parker' stamped on it.)
  I believe the Vectors now have a similar nib as in my Jotter, and I can say it writes very smoothly.


Yeah you are right but I have a Vector made in 2010 which writes similar like your vector and is a medium nib and I have one jotter which is of medium nib made in 2010 and writes less broader than my vector any suggestions for this?
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 16:39

Hi,  With these small and very rigid nibs, there isn't much you can do to tune them.

 I find the new chrome nibs on the Jotter/Vector/I.M./Urban are fairly dry writers, the nibs I see are all medium, and with my own, I increase the gap to give more ink flow. 

  But it might be an idea to try different inks, and I find that Parker's Quink black works well in these pens, or Waterman Florida Blue/Serenite is fairly similar, in flow.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 16:46

The vector nibs were deigned to write broad. the fine nib writes like a medium, the medium nib writes like a broad.  

 

If you like, you can sue parker for giving inaccurate indications about their nib sizes  :D



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:41

I only got back into using fountain pens last year and it still confuses me that a fine nib of a Parker 15, Vector and even a Reform 1745 lays down a thicker line than that of a standard Parker ballpen medium refill.

When I first used a Medium nib I.M I thought I was writing with a paintbrush in comparison to a medium ballpen refill.


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#15 P.E.N.S

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:32

The vector nibs were deigned to write broad. the fine nib writes like a medium, the medium nib writes like a broad.  
 
If you like, you can sue parker for giving inaccurate indications about their nib sizes  :D


Sovthat is the problem with vector users.Very well thank you for providing information. :-D
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:26

I only got back into using fountain pens last year and it still confuses me that a fine nib of a Parker 15, Vector and even a Reform 1745 lays down a thicker line than that of a standard Parker ballpen medium refill.

 

Which is really great! IMO.


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