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Best Refill For A Parker Jotter


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#1 jcp1st

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 20:24

Would like to find a ballpoint that will start immediately (seems like every one I now own has to have at least a couple of lines or circles or whatever drawn before the ink starts to flow) and doesn't blob.  Color of ink nor width of line are particularly important if those two criteria can be met.   Is there such an animal?


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#2 flatline

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 01:53

Get a blue or black fine point Fisher space pen refill and use the adapter that comes with it.

 

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:45

I suggest a medium Parker Quinkflow, black ink. The refill writes smooth and the ink is dark.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:11

Schmidt easyFLOW 9000 or Inxocrom gel refill.



#5 Mike 59

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 11:47

I've found most ballpoints do have this issue, because the air dries out the ink on the very end of the refill, so you need to write a few mm's to get some fresh ink around to the front, it's the nature of the design.

 You didn't say about looking for any special type of refill, I would say try out the Uni Jetstream or Pilot Acroball, as good as any.



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 16:41

I would use a Parker medium black quinkflow refill.  I immensely enjoy these refills.  Rich dark and very little pressure required.  They do last a long time.  Ultimately, I would not put a chinese engine in a Mercedes Benz body



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 20:38

There has been an interesting thread recently, testing lightfastness and water resistance of inks. IIRC EasyFLOW 9000 came out on top, while Fisher's was kinda weak.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:46

There has been an interesting thread recently, testing lightfastness and water resistance of inks. IIRC EasyFLOW 9000 came out on top, while Fisher's was kinda weak.

 

I just went back to that thread to see what you are talking about. The Fisher black did extremely well in the water resistance tests. The light fastness tests did show some fading, I suppose. If you plan to leave something important in the sun for months at a time, then perhaps you should choose something else.

 

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#9 Parker51

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:57

My suggestion is get a refill from Private Reserve. The colors available are nice and they write well. I am uncertain who actually makes them for Private Reserve, but it is an organization in Germany.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:44

"Best Refill For A Parker Jotter"

 

I've found most ballpoints do have this issue, because the air dries out the ink on the very end of the refill, so you need to write a few mm's to get some fresh ink around to the front, it's the nature of the design.

 You didn't say about looking for any special type of refill, I would say try out the Uni Jetstream or Pilot Acroball, as good as any.

 

But I agree on you with both of your recommendations. I have and use both and I would say that they are on top of any ballpoint I have ever used.



#11 usk15

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:22

My suggestion is get a refill from Private Reserve. The colors available are nice and they write well. I am uncertain who actually makes them for Private Reserve, but it is an organization in Germany.

 

Private Reserve refill is re-branded Schmidt for USA.

http://www.passion4p...uct/900-8954636



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Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:43

+ 1 for the Quinkflow . I use the medium blue and it is a dark purplish blue ans very smooth writing .

I suggest a medium Parker Quinkflow, black ink. The refill writes smooth and the ink is dark.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:52

Schmidt Easyflow 9000 won me over.  My friends and family I tested this on liked the quinkflow, but when I put a Schmidt Easyflow 9000 in they "wowed" up and loved it.  Big difference I concur with.


A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#14 lurcho

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 00:42

As already mentioned above, twice, the Schmidt Easyflow 9000 refill is a G2, and is as great a writer as hybrids are capable of being. On certain papers, like ordinary newsprint or kaolin-heavy magazine papers, it's the ideal thing, in my opinion. (Crosswords, circling programmes to watch, that kind of thing.) But it also works well on BnR, and other Oxford papers.

 

Like all pens and all pencils, it isn't ideal for every surface.



#15 RayMan

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:12

Parker style gel refills work well for me.  They start immediately, they're much smoother than standard ballpoint refills, and they come in a variety of colors and widths.  I prefer the clear refills, because you can see how much ink you're getting and how much is left.  I'm not loyal to any particular brand.  I buy the least expensive ones I can find on eBay.


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#16 IndigoBOB

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:40

As already mentioned above, twice, the Schmidt Easyflow 9000 refill is a G2, and is as great a writer as hybrids are capable of being. On certain papers, like ordinary newsprint or kaolin-heavy magazine papers, it's the ideal thing, in my opinion. (Crosswords, circling programmes to watch, that kind of thing.) But it also works well on BnR, and other Oxford papers.

 

Like all pens and all pencils, it isn't ideal for every surface.

 

The schmidt easyflow 9000 is very good for those papers...  I find it can traverse situations my Fountain Pens can't reach by being used, as the name denotes, as a jotter, on the go, in inexpensive memo books at least.

 

It turned my Jotter into my EDC pen, always in a memo book.

 

Everyone I give a Parker Jotter to lights up with a big smile when they try it with the SEF 9000.


Edited by IndigoBOB, 11 October 2017 - 05:50.

A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#17 adamselene

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 19:53

I love the Itoya needle point gel refills in all my Parker and compatible ballpoints. Clear refill so you know when it's done. Water resistance is not a feature, regretably.

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#18 keybers

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 14:31

My experience with EasyFLOW 9000 was that it blobs.

 

My preference is with Stabilo refills, although AFAIK they exist only in medium.



#19 torstar

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 14:34

The Parker is good, but it's the greasiest thing I have ever dealt with in finer pens.

 

Fisher works well, I found a cache of them on sale that I'm working with in Parkers and MBs these days.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 21:34

How can the quink flow be so smooth and dark, I have used a 1.0 medium but It was pale, the 0,8 fine seemed much smoother and darker!






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