Which pens do you have that use the most ink? Which pens do you have to refill the most often? Also, the inverse. Which pens do you have that use the least amount of ink? For me, the answers would be a VERY wet Jinhao X450 for the most ink using pen, and a Platinum Standard PTL-5000a XF for my most efficent pen.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 20:29
Ink guzzlers: Most of my vintage music nibs with lots of flex, followed by BB stubs with lots of flex.
Posted 12 May 2016 - 21:20
My worst offender would be a Jinhao 159, a pen I like in almost every respect except that it seems to barely write longer than a dip pen between trips to the ink bottle.
Posted 12 May 2016 - 22:29
For stamina: Sailor Pro Gear Sapporo with fine nib. Feels like ages before I run out of ink. The guzzler: Lamy Joy with 1.9mm nib certainly like to run trough ink, although I rarely use that. Besides that my Parker Duofold with M sized nib is a good candidate. I mostly use fine or medium fine nib, so I have enough ink to write a few ten A5 page.
Posted 12 May 2016 - 22:38
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 22:58
Here's a picture of a writing sample made with a vintage music flex nib. Look at the massive swells it can produce as it guzzles tons of ink and leaves gorgeous ink shade along the way!
Posted 13 May 2016 - 04:31
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:48
The Pilot Parallel is, well, unparalleled in ink guzzling, but for something more traditional, I have a broad stubbed Swan of extreme thirst that likes to drink Shin-kai as if it were water.
The Atacama Desert Trophy is held by the Plaitum Plaisir fitted with a Preppy 0.2 extra-fine nib.
Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:20
My 2 worst offenders are the Jinhao and the Sailor zoom nib
Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:26
Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:48
My Montblancs and the Flex My Mod Ahabs. All wet and lovely writers and a joy to use. Lay down that thick wet line and live a little.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:01
I try to use guzzlers because I'm trying to use all my ink.
My Sheaffer Legacy pens are some of the most helpful ... though my customized 580s with italics are Amber's little helpers.
Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:14
My Pelikan m1000 is the sole reason I make progress in my ink bottles. It's a Broad but it really writes like a big double broad. I can write about 5-6 pages with a full fill.
My Lamy 2000 in Fine can write about 25 pages before I need to refill.
Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:47
Everything in Moderation: Franklin Christoph Panther 40 with Medium italic nib, Lamy 2000 with Medium nib, Aurora Ipsilon with fine nib
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:43
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