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#21 fountainbel

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:14

Hi Francis,

All 3 pens look great, but my favourite would be the blue one. I prefer the clip shape on the blue one.
As they are made from Ebonite, will they absorb ink when dipped into ink for filling? My Monarch does absorb ink.

 

Hi Mew,

Avoiding the risk of ink absorption inherent to colored ebonite - containing a high percentage of color pigments - I've made the section in black ebonite.

Francis



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#22 25_15_3

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 14:13

Looks great. But I'd also be interested in an ebonite (even if just black!) version of the Minimalistica also :-)



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:18

Looks great. But I'd also be interested in an ebonite (even if just black!) version of the Minimalistica also :-)

 

Thanks, but I doubt if Conid will start making the Minimalistca in other materials.

However I will ask them!

Francis



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 18:33

 
Hi Mew,
Avoiding the risk of ink absorption inherent to colored ebonite - containing a high percentage of color pigments - I've made the section in black ebonite.
Francis


Thank you for the response. :)
Black section should certainly help. My Monarch has the orange ebonite section and the pen has been reduced to syringe filling by screwing the nib unit out since the section absorbs ink.
I really want a Conid that looks attractive and I can use the filling system without worries of stained section etc.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 20:32

That reddish ebonite is really calling me, though they're all gorgeous. For that flat top version, I'd prefer the squared off clip



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 14:10

Hi all!

Below a picture of the "orange" fountain pen with the cap off, allowing to see the ink window.

As you can see I've installed a black section.

Due to the high percentage of color pigments colored ebonite is in most cases somewhat hygroscopic, hence I wanted to avoid ink penetration and partial discoloration of the section when putting the front of the section in the ink during the filling process.

Regards,

Francis

PS :  Sorry , the picture is not optimal, it just started to rain !

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 16:23

Hi all,

Conid has to decide which clip shape they will definitively use on their Kingsize pens.

In my initial posting the rounded clip fingers ( on two pens ) are not rectangular but conical.

This conical form is however more expensive to make and Conid will not proceed with these 

Attached a picture showing the 2 alternative clip versions which remain possible.

However for standardization reason Conid will only make on of these two versions.

Which is your preferred clip finger shape, rectangular of rounded rectangular ?? 

Thanks in advance for your valued input ! 

Regards,

Francis

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 16:49

Hi Francis,

 

I strongly prefer the clip with the rounded ends. The squared clip looks "cheap"to me,

too much resemblance with ballpoints.

 

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:14

[   squared shaped clip   ] 

gets my vote. Looks more modern to my eye.

 

P.S black section is gorgeous.


Edited by Tas, 25 October 2017 - 17:15.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:15

What's a clip finger? I don't have a strong preference between the two shapes shown above. 



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:51

What's a clip finger? I don't have a strong preference between the two shapes shown above. 

 

The clip "finger" on the pen on top features square ends, the one below features "rounded ends.

Francis



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 18:52

I like the rounded ends.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:45

And I prefer the squared ends :D



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:51

Definitely round-ended clips.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:54

[   squared shaped clip   ] 

gets my vote. Looks more modern to my eye.

 

P.S black section is gorgeous.

 +1 on clip and section


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 19:55

Your input on the clip configuration is still very welcome !

Thanks in advance !

Francis



#37 Lloyd

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 20:52

Rounded...primarily because the square one looks folded and like it might catch on pocket material.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 20:57

Rounded...primarily because the square one looks folded and like it might catch on pocket material.

 

Hi Lloyd,

Thanks for your input !

The clip is completely machined from a titanium bar, nothing is bend nor folded !

Note all edges on the complete clip are lightly rounded and very smooth.

Francis



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 21:50

Rounded, if I had to pick, bUT I would prefer a square top (at thr clip ring) and rounded bottom.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 21:55

I had no doubt that the clip was solid. It's only that it resembles a folded clip. 


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