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Nemosine 0.8I In Ahab On College Ruled Paper?

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#1 wikionion

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:02

I am a student who likes italic handwriting. I have an Ahab.

 

Does anyone have any experience with Nemosine 0.8 nibs? Apparently they fit in Ahabs (http://goo.gl/aFMZ8K) --- can someone check this?

 

College ruled paper is about 7.1 mm. Would a 0.8 italic be too wide or bleedy on this paper? I'm looking for a density about like this: http://goo.gl/EH3IXK.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:14

I personally think that a 0.8mm nib is too wide for college ruled paper, but that is just my opinion.

I use F nib (0.5mm) pens on college ruled paper, and a M nib (0.7mm) is my upper limit.

I would use a nib like that on WIDE ruled paper, where you have more room to show off the nice ink line.

 

As for bleedy, it also depends on the paper and ink that you use.  It is the specific combination of the 3 variables that will determine if the ink will bleed through the paper or not.  You can use one ink that will not bleed or feather, and change inks to another that will bleed and feather.  Similarly for the paper.  And also for the nib, specifically how WET or DRY the nib might be adjusted to write.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:19

I personally think that a 0.8mm nib is too wide for college ruled paper, but that is just my opinion.

I use F nib (0.5mm) pens on college ruled paper, and a M nib (0.7mm) is my upper limit.

I would use a nib like that on WIDE ruled paper, where you have more room to show off the nice ink line.

 

As for bleedy, it also depends on the paper and ink that you use.  It is the specific combination of the 3 variables that will determine if the ink will bleed through the paper or not.  You can use one ink that will not bleed or feather, and change inks to another that will bleed and feather.  Similarly for the paper.  And also for the nib, specifically how WET or DRY the nib might be adjusted to write.

I do not know if this is too much to ask, but can you show a F/EF and one or two italics on college ruled paper, preferably the lowest-quality kind? It is curious that there are are actually few such samples on FPN.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:23

I have a 0.6mm nemosine nib in my Konrad and it works fine for the most part. It's a little wetter than I'd like and so it writes a fatter line than 0.6mm. If I used this on cheap paper it would probably spread out quite a bit. You can adjust the flow in the Ahab somewhat, so you might get better results.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:23

I think the Nemosine would be fine on that paper.  A 0.8 italic gives some variation, but not a huge amount - probably not much wider than a western M nib.  That's actually as small as I would go in an italic.  Then, as ac12 said, you would need to pay attention to your ink and paper.  You don't need super-fancy paper, but you would probably want to avoid the low-end stuff.  That's just my opinion, though, and I'm sure others will feel differently.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 21:42

For school work with a fountain pen, go to STAPLES and get their spiral notebooks and filler paper that is made in BRAZIL.

I found that the BRAZIL paper is consistently the most fountain pen friendly paper that I could find for spiral notebooks and filler paper, but not their composition books. And that is despite the fact that it seems to be only 16# paper.  Although heavy ink may prevent you from using the back side of the page due to shadowing.

I used to use a heavier filler paper (maybe 20# paper) that worked well with my fountain pens when I was in college, but that was a LONG time ago.  And if I can remember, I got that in the college bookstore.

 

Let me see what I can do for a writing sample for you.  It will be on Staples Brazil filler paper.

May take a day or so, as I am getting ready to head out to a party this afternoon.

 

But just to educate you.  Nib sizes are only valid for the specific brand, and not valid between brands. 

My Lamy F nib is the same size as my old Parker M nib and my Pilot Metro M nib.

My Lamy XF nib is about the same size as my old Parker F nibs.

But I think I can give you a visual of different width ink lines.

I have to measure my Sheaffer italic nibs, as I do not know its measured width, it is just labled F and M.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 16:06

Here is a sample using various nibs on Staples made in Brazil filler paper.

This is a Fountain Pen friendly filler paper, so I normally do NOT get any feathering.

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