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The Strange Case Of Mr. Pen's Nibs

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#41 TruthPil

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 22:58

Thanks for the input! I like the medium italic, except that it's too sharp for quick writing. If the rounded edges on the medium stub cured that, then it might be worth it. If I can figure out a way to solve the converter problem, then I'll go for the broad stub then.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 23:10

If that's your concern, of course a stub would solve the problem.

The Chinese converters I have don't seem to fit in the pen. I'm refilling cartridges with a syringe atm.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:52

Has using refilled cartridges solved the flow problem?


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:09

I have only used a refilled cartridge on the medium stub. It solved the flow problem there, however ink seems to be leaking from the cartridge from time to time.

Can't tell if the cartridge or the pen is to blame. I plan to use a different cartridge on this pen next time.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 13:30

I have only used a refilled cartridge on the medium stub. It solved the flow problem there, however ink seems to be leaking from the cartridge from time to time.

Can't tell if the cartridge or the pen is to blame. I plan to use a different cartridge on this pen next time.

 

Thanks for the update!


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 21:18

Regarding the flow problem on the Italix pens with SI converter:

 

"I think ink flow issues were partly related to the converter. All the Japanese pens used proprietary converter with larger opening with agitator (ball bearing or beads) - to promote ink flow. I think there are good reasons some pen makers would not give in to using standard international converter. Most international standard converter made with plastic with high surface tension and causing the ink to cling to the wall or at the far end of the converter, I cannot imagine this will help with ink flow. It is not difficult to reduce the surface tension of the inner surface of converter - silicone surface can reduce surface tension and water will not cling to surface. The same material use on windshield - this cannot be use on the converter because it contains organic solvent which will melt the converter. Plastic converter made with silicone content is very effective. I have a Visconti converter came with my Van Gogh has very low surface tension (probably with silicone content) - ink just wouldn’t cling to the wall. Water-based silicone solution is available. I have used this product to siliconize test tubes in the lab. Most plastic tube in biological labs have very low surface tension, ie, water would not cling to the wall."

 

Comments by arirang66 here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvqjRX3nXiA


Edited by Wrecky, 14 July 2017 - 21:18.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 21:56

I pulled the nib ourt of my Captain's Commission and scrubbed the feed with a toothbrush and presto - no more inkflow problems. Mr Pen shows you haw to do this on his website.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:24

Mid November 2017 we add two new colours to the Italix Parson's Essential line. Canary Yellow and Purple. We already offer black, amber, blue, green, burgundy.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:48

Mid November 2017 we add two new colours to the Italix Parson's Essential line. Canary Yellow and Purple. We already offer black, amber, blue, green, burgundy.

 

Wonderful news, Mr. Ford. The Parson's Essential is my favorite of the lot!


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 00:10

Has anyone used Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng in the Parson's Essential?

 

I have any itch to get one of the new purple models and devote it to KTC, but that ink can be pretty picky with the pens it works in.


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