Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


FPN appearing slow

Dearest Member or Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to a continuing DDoS attack, FPN could be moving only slowly. Hosting Support is dealing with this. The earlier reported hardware issue has been fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Warm regards, the FPN Moderator & Admin Team






Photo

Visconti Gel Refills Are No More


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 bdez

bdez

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Flag:

Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:37

I am an ardent fan of the Visconti Gel Parker style refill (model AA38B) .... alas Visconti have decided to discontinue it in favour of a new hybrid Gel ballpoint ink version called the Smartouch. Unfortunately no where near the smoothness of the old Gel version. Attached is the new (top) and old (bottom).

If anyone knows who may have the old Gel stock Id appreciate any info.

RIP Visconti Gel.

Attached Images

  • CB872BD1-5A08-468B-AECB-DF0ED42B83D6.jpeg


Sponsored Content

#2 lectraplayer

lectraplayer

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 311 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:31

Write Visconti and tell them they are taking a step back in quality and ask why they are doing so. If enough people does that, they may retrace their steps and advance differently.


If it isn't too bright for you, it isn't bright enough for me.

#3 Ghost Plane

Ghost Plane

    Indescribable

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,233 posts
  • Location:USA
  • Flag:

Posted 12 December 2017 - 14:27

Nooooooooo! :yikes:  :angry:  :gaah:



#4 Algester

Algester

    (´Д⊂ヽ

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,640 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:20

there are some better parker like carts out there but I'm a fine point guy...

#5 ian1964

ian1964

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 675 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Flag:

Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:48

I have both the Visconti and Parker Gel refill in their respective pens and both are excellent but I didn't realise the Parker would work in the Visconti.



#6 bdez

bdez

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Flag:

Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:20

Thanks for the replies all ... does anyone have a view on the closest replacement for the old gel broad Visconti ? Closest I have in terms of smoothness is the Parker Gel ... but Id like something like the old Visconti broad gel ... any input appreciated

#7 ian1964

ian1964

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 675 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Flag:

Posted 27 December 2017 - 22:14

Thanks for the replies all ... does anyone have a view on the closest replacement for the old gel broad Visconti ? Closest I have in terms of smoothness is the Parker Gel ... but Id like something like the old Visconti broad gel ... any input appreciated

I notice that Peters of Kensington (Sydney) have some Visconti Gel refills in stock. Not sure if they are what you are looking for just a FYI :)



#8 adamselene

adamselene

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 777 posts

Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:12

there are some better parker like carts out there but I'm a fine point guy...


You do know about the Itoya Gels don't you? My absolute favorite.

I have a bunch of Visconti gels, but felt they tend to smear (maybe because they're old). Got odd colors at closeout prices.

#9 bdez

bdez

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Flag:

Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:09

You do know about the Itoya Gels don't you? My absolute favorite.
I have a bunch of Visconti gels, but felt they tend to smear (maybe because they're old). Got odd colors at closeout prices.


Thanks Adam - i have tried the Itoyas but found them too fine - if you have some of the Broad Visconti Gels ill take them off your hands - PM me if interested






Sponsored Content




|