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#1 Martinko

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:11

Hi fountain pen frends.

My name is Martin and I began my fountain pen journey in elementary school,
then i lost the connection with fountain pen for many many years.

 

But in 2013 I found accidentally FPN website, and the "sparkle" come back to me :)

 

I started to write with different fountain pens at least for 4 hours a day.

I read a lot of interesting post here, seen many videos on youtube ...

 

I simply love writing with fountain pen, so I decited to make a foutain pen,

that will be very special for me. Well, I went to 9 CNC "gurus" and they

say that they dont have time for things like this.
I was prepare to pay them ofcorse,

but their time was much more precious.

 

Then I went to a factory, where they make fountain pens for other brands.

They were wery polite and give me some good inforamation, but they say,

that the mould for FP is +xxxxeuros and the MOQ is at least 20.000 pieces.

 

At that time, I thougt, that my dreams of having my own fountain pen
will never gonna happen. But I did'nt sleep.

 

I write to mr. Bock, who send me test nibs and ink feed sistems with housing.
That was my extra motivation. And I reply to him, that when I will have my own brand,
I will use only his nibs, and triple sistems.

 

In that time was 3D printing something new, I found an "architect" in London,
who make me 3D file from my scatches. And then I ordered my first 3D pen.

It came in very bad condition. After approx. 14 updates, I finnaly recive a working prototipe.

 

I was so proud, that I say to myself, that I will make a fountain pen brand.

 

I think is time to say, that I am not special FP master, or guru,
and I have a loooot more to learn about fountain pens,
but my love or addiction to fountain pen is much stronger than that.

 

So i decited, to give my project on Kickstarter, witch ends on 28th of febraury.
(well I don't know if I can post link here, so that admin don't say I am advertisting for free)

 

If you are interested, I will be happy to send you KS link
for my Storyteller fountain pens in message.
I will apriciate any comment, good or bad. Bad even more, becose, I will

have extra reason, to make it evan better.

 

In case, that KS project will be not successful, that will not stop me.

In any way, I will make my own brand of fountain pens.

I know, that I just did a small step, but I did it.

And that is what matters to me.

 

I invested a lot of my time, money and nerves,
but if I have had another chance I would do it all the same.

I think I learned in this process much more than just

tehnical aspect, this experience make my life better in a special way :)

 

Well, that is my short story :)
If you were wondering, where is the sunny side of Alps,
That is small country sLOVEnija.
(neighbor of Italy, Austria, Croatia, nad Hungary)

 

P. S.

I must ask you - did you ever thought of having your own
brand of fountain pen?

 

P.P.S.

(Sorry for my "broken" english)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 John-XXII

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:09

Welcome!


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#3 John-XXII

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:12

By the way a very interesting project, hope everything goes well mate.


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#4 Martinko

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:32

Thank You ygv  :thumbup:  



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 14:12

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 14:56

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 14:59

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 20:39

Hi Martin  :W2FPN:



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:55

Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Write On!



#11 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:43

Hello Martin and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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#12 Martinko

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 19:37

WOW thank you all for this beautifle reception :) :)



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 21:52

Welcome to FPN! Have a great stay!

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:51

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 04:07

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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#16 Martinko

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 15:02

Thank you :)

Here is one of my pens, that I redesigned :)

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 17:06

Hello, Martin. I'm new here. 

 

I really liked your story, and wish you all goof fortune in following and achieving your dreams of having your own fountain pen brand. I would say that is a daunting task, indeed.

 

But then, I am holding a fountain pen someone dreamed of. I write daily with one; weekly with five, and every rare once in a while with a custom made "grail" pen. 

 

It can be done, because it has been done. 

 

Don't dream your dream, Martin. Live it. :)

 

Let us know how it goes, okay?


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#18 Martinko

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:13

Thank you MyPenAndl for powerful words :)

I know that this is not an easy "road", but I will do my best, to make it real.

I have a lot more to learn, and I have a great motivator - my passion for writing.

I am now at 71% founded and I have 11 days to go. I got good feeling.

I have also a plan for next FP, that will be evan better - but I go step by step :)







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