Splendid! Finally reviews that involve EF nib.
I would love to see the Japanese EF: Pilot Custom, Platinum 3776, Sailor 14 amd 21k EF. Also the steel EF nibs. And see how inks play with such fine nibs and controlled amount of ink.
If you have European/American EF in mind, that is good too.
For a start perhaps, tackle all the Diamine inks with the Japanese EF!
Fill the pen, allow it to settle and write, please? Do not dip the pen in ink. Do not prime the feed to saturate it with ink. No cheating
I would love to see the default flow.
Just for fun, also showcase how glitter, 'shading' and 'sheeny' inks can or cannot work in Japanese EF nibs.
Do not do any work on the nib. No spreading of tines, no micromesh. Do not prime the feed to saturate it with ink.
And for the writing, if possible at all, use different fonts/typefaces. Script (continuous writing without lifting pen) and print and anything in between. Writing Speed: quick brisk strokes, deliberate slow writing and anything in between.
What doesn't interest me (and possibly irks me) in other reviews: pen dipped in ink, q-tip swabs, flex pens and trying hard to show flex in non-flex pens and misleading readers/viewers, super wet pens, sheen, brushes, Rhodia paper, all-caps print font, attempts at Japanese/chinese characters, drawings, nibmeistered nibs.
Be as practical and 'real' as possible.
Let's all enjoy the litmus test for saturation and legibility.
Too many reviewers beg to make things work and look good. Show us the real, bad and ugly, if any. We NEED to know.
Edited by minddance, 29 August 2018 - 23:38.