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Engraving A Pilot Vp?

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#21 essayfaire

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 23:41

Funny update...

 

So I ended up ordering the blue carbonesque with a fine nib and the engraving on the clip.  When it arrived I thought it looked great (I had wanted a pen reminiscent of water, and this finish looks more like water in person than in a photo).  I started playing around with it and realized that I thought the engraving was upside-down.  It was correct for a shirt pocket, would have been correct had the pen not been capless, but is facing away from me if I go to write.

 

The engraving cannot be redone, but the company has ordered a new barrel section that they will re-engrave in the other direction.  It didn't even occur to me to ask for the letters to be reversed....  :o 


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 23:59

Um, could you please show us a photo of what you received (unless the text of the inscription compromises your personal information or privacy)? I'm assuming that, in your case, the engraved words are in English, and in every example of engraving of pens (mostly from photos on retailers' web sites, but also all physical specimens over the years), the English inscriptions would start from where the section screws onto the barrel, and run along the cap or clip in the direction of the nib.

By the way, one of the three Pilot Capless raden models is designated 'water surface'. :-)

Edited by A Smug Dill, 09 November 2018 - 00:01.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 18:33

So Latin and French, but not English!

Since the VP has the clip on the nib end, when writing the inscription is not oriented toward me.  It would be if I were left-handed.

The Radens are out of my price range, but this Carbonesque does remind me of the waves. ;)

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:43

I have just received my two custom engraved Pilot MR Metropolitan pens that I ordered from Japan, and I must say I'm very disappointed with the engraving on one of them. The strokes are nowhere as fine and defined as it showed in the sample image on the product page, and two of the eight kanji characters now appear barely legible blurs.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:04

I have just received my two custom engraved Pilot MR Metropolitan pens that I ordered from Japan, and I must say I'm very disappointed with the engraving on one of them. The strokes are nowhere as fine and defined as it showed in the sample image on the product page, and two of the eight kanji characters now appear barely legible blurs.

So sorry! My daughter brought me a Cocoon from Japan but she got it engraved in person in the store.  Have you told the seller you are disappointed?


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:19

Have you told the seller you are disappointed?


Yes, and its staff has yet to reply, but then I did send the complaint on a Friday afternoon (since that's when I received the parcel) and cannot reasonably expect a quick response.

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The strokes are nowhere near as fine and crisp as what was shown in the photo of engraving samples on the seller's product pages:
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The result is acceptable on the 'titanium' Pilot Cocoon, but on the orange one it's a mess.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 21:48


The result is acceptable on the 'titanium' Pilot Cocoon, but on the orange one it's a mess.

I think the titanium one looks good. Hopefully the seller will do right by you.  I am very pleased with Pen Chalet - they reordered the part of the pen that gets engraved, redid the engraving, and it arrived yesterday.  Now I can read the inscription when I write. :)

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 21:54

Wonderful!
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