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#21 Armand.D

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:28

The converter will work, but try to get an older squeeze-converter (2nd hand or NOS)

 

For a pen pouch? I don't know if it's handmade (my French is not good enough), but try Amazon. Example:

http://www.amazon.fr...uir porte plume

 

 

 

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Ok, thank you.

 

I will go on Etsy for pouchs, as i found some interesting ones.

I don't have looked for now about squeeze converters, if i don't find one or whatever i will come back to this more classic one.

 

EDIT :

 

I think i will go with this one  :) --> http://www.ebay.fr/i...=item3ceb0f2a7b


Edited by Armand.D, 15 November 2014 - 14:06.


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#22 Armand.D

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:35

La verdigris n'est pas effaçable.

L'Aurora blue est assez jolie et est effaçable. Mais en encre effaçable, le choix est un peu limité, malheureusement.

En espérant que tu trouves ton bonheur.

Oui, d'après ce post le choix est plus limité : http://www.fountainp...rat/#entry89648

 

Ils parlent surtout d'encres bleu "royal", ce qui est un peu trop clair à mon goût, il me faut quelque chose de plus sobre que je pourrai utiliser pour les notes/leçons à la fois, sans trop fatiguer l'oeil.

 

La Sheaffer skrip BB et la Pelikan 4001 m'intéréssaient surtout, après la sheaffer blue standard à l'air la seule à être effacable dans cette gamme, ce qui me paraît bizzare.

 

L'Aurora Blue pourrait être un compromis même si j'aurai préféré un bleu un peu plus foncé, après niveau temps de séchage et couleur ça peut toujours varier avec un fine nib, sinon j'écris surtout sur du clairefontaine (je sais pas si ça influe réellement en plus).

 

Merci !

 

(si il y a des e-shops particuliers que tu pourrai conseiller, je prends toujours)



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 19:21

Armand Duval I supost ? , if you write to Marguerite please send her my Greetings from México. :) .



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 20:15

Welcome! Nice pen! 



#25 Armand.D

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:45

Armand Duval I supost ? , if you write to Marguerite please send her my Greetings from México. :) .

No, it's Dupont, sorry  =p


Edited by Armand.D, 16 November 2014 - 10:45.


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:45

Welcome! Nice pen! 

Thank you ! :)



#27 Armand.D

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 14:22

Well, i compared, searched and I am hesitating between two inks :

 

  • Aurora Blue
  • Montblanc Royal Blue

I think i will go with the Aurora as it's really cheaper than the Montblanc, but i'm wondering if it's not too animated for everyday student tasks (lessons, tests) etc.

I will not wait for a long long time, so if you have vials it would be perfect.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 19:33

:W2FPN:



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:40

welcome sir


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#30 Armand.D

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 19:35

:W2FPN:

 

 

welcome sir

 

Thanks !



#31 Pen Nut

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 22:11

Hello and a very warm welcome to you......  :)


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#32 Armand.D

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 20:34

Hello and a very warm welcome to you......  :)

Thanks !



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 20:59

Hello Armand, and welcome!

 

Here's a little tip for you.

I sell a lot on e-bay, and know that when calculating shipping, e-bay figures 1 pound for anything a pound or less on overseas shipments (from the US).

If it's a seller with a very good rating, they might calculate the actual weight and postage before sending you an invoice. It doesn't hurt to ask.

I do that often :)

Parker Vectors are very nice pens,easily available, as are the cartridges.

 

Doug


Edited by Zookie, 19 November 2014 - 21:00.


#34 Armand.D

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:46

Can you confirm me if this will work with the 45 ? :

 

http://www.ebay.fr/i...=item3ceb0f2a7b


Edited by RMN, 20 November 2014 - 12:14.
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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:16

No it will not fit the Parker, although it IS an interesting item for standard international pens.

 

Parker has a different brand-specific nipple-size.

 

Btw: I fixed your link as the line was broken

Always start a link on a new line!.

 

 

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#36 Armand.D

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 19:54

No it will not fit the Parker, although it IS an interesting item for standard international pens.

 

Parker has a different brand-specific nipple-size.

 

Btw: I fixed your link as the line was broken

Always start a link on a new line!.

 

 

D.ick

 

Ok, thank you.

I think i will go for the "de-luxe", a classic one from Parker (~7€)

 

http://www.penshop.c...e/?currency=EUR

 

Maybe you know an other one with a better ink capacity ? :)

 

It would be my first important thing, after the price (My lamy converter last me 2-3 days).



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 19:59

Hello Armand, and welcome!

 

Here's a little tip for you.

I sell a lot on e-bay, and know that when calculating shipping, e-bay figures 1 pound for anything a pound or less on overseas shipments (from the US).

If it's a seller with a very good rating, they might calculate the actual weight and postage before sending you an invoice. It doesn't hurt to ask.

I do that often :)

Parker Vectors are very nice pens,easily available, as are the cartridges.

 

Doug

Thank you, I will see for future orders, as i already bought a 45 on ebay from a spanish guy :)



#38 RMN

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 21:13

 

Ok, thank you.

I think i will go for the "de-luxe", a classic one from Parker (~7€)

 

http://www.penshop.c...e/?currency=EUR

 

Maybe you know an other one with a better ink capacity ? :)

 

It would be my first important thing, after the price (My lamy converter last me 2-3 days).

Current converters all have about the same capacity, which is smaller than the Parker cartridges.

I do not often use the modern converters, but I think the old squeeze converters were slightly larger.

You also could try the standard Parker converter, which is a bit smaller but has a little ball in the chamber which helps prevent the formation of airbubbles which sometimes occurs and can obstruct flow.

 

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#39 Armand.D

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 20:27

Current converters all have about the same capacity, which is smaller than the Parker cartridges.

I do not often use the modern converters, but I think the old squeeze converters were slightly larger.

You also could try the standard Parker converter, which is a bit smaller but has a little ball in the chamber which helps prevent the formation of airbubbles which sometimes occurs and can obstruct flow.

 

D.ick

After searching a little, now i think that refilling parker quink cartridges with syringes would be a smarter choice.

I'm at school, i write a lot so :

  •     cartridges = better ink capacity
  •     I purchased some camel blue --> a solution bottled inks
  •     Cheaper (vs converters, about initial cost without shipping)
  •     If i want to have backup cartridges, i just have to make some !

 

The thing now : avaibility (and types needed). I don't know what kind of them are neccesary.

On gouletpens.com, the cost is 11.50$ for two (shipping included) = ~9€ (same price as the "de-luxe").

Also there is this thread (a little old)

http://www.fountainp...vailable-again/

It not seems to be that difficult, it could be a fun learning way :)

Maybe it's what you use more than modern converters, it would be very nice if you know some places (i prefer online stores) where i can find some..

Thank you !



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 20:56

You can get a syringe often from either a local hardware store, I think they are used to inject things in small spaces, or from a pharmacy. Explain why you need them, and ask for a blunt wide needle.

 

Or look for Syringe on Amazon France.

 

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