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#1 galem

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 14:21

I have always loved fountain pens and generally use a Pilot or Lami for writing. I was an exchange student my junior year of college in Germany and was amazed that the young students learned cursive from the beginning (and not printing first) and used "junior" models of fountain pens. As a matter of fact, you will still see " beginner" fountain pens among office supplies in a grocery store! I am into calligraphy in a major way and use a Pilot Parallel pen for my practice and have all four sizes. I do not like some of the ink in the Pilot cartridges, especially the black. It feathers and soaks through many types of paper, and I wonder why they don't improve it. There are a lot of complaints out there! I load my Pilot handle with ink or refill cartridges with a syringe. I just tried Noodler's bulletproof black in my Pilot pen and it is wonderful. I also have two Osmiroid pens that I have cleaned up and am using again. Hope to hear from other calligraphy fans.

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#2 jar

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 14:29

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


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#3 utopic

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 14:29

Welcome to a great community. :)



#4 DaveT

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 16:23

Hello and welcome from Indiana!


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#5 northstar

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 16:40

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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#6 Propman

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 16:56

Hello and a warm welcome :W2FPN:  from Idaho!


"You want to be a writer, don't know how or when?  Find a quiet place, use a humble pen."  ---Paul Simon


#7 OCArt

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 18:01

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here Galem.


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#8 Sasha Royale

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 18:16

Welcome !   

 

Some inks have very desirable properties, but other properties are lost in trade.  My faster drying inks tend to bleed through "soft" papers.   Fountain pen friendly papers are less common, in our time.  "Raggy" , "recycled-material" papers that are acceptable in photo copiers, often are not considerate of fountain pen people.  (Sigh !)   Try your Pilot inks on paper with a "harder" finish.  

 

Good news !  FPN is a vast well of experience.  We collectively know which inks function well on various papers.  

 

Write with joy.  


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#9 Wahl

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 19:09

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#10 tbickiii

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 20:55

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#11 Chrissy

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 21:44

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



#12 avoiceinthedistance

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 02:02

Welcome, galem. You are sure to find like-minded folks here. You know what they say - great minds think alike. And so do we.



#13 Buzz_130

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 13:28

Welcome to FPN! You'll find many others that enjoy calligraphy as well as fine writing.

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#14 PAKMAN

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 14:32

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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