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What Is Everyone's Favourite Nib Size?

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#21 1nkulus

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 18:31

... and I don't mean psychics or women of ill-repute. rolleyes.gif

 

I think that is exactly what you meant, man up and stop skirting the issue.  biggrin.png

 

Double broad has been my poison, on numerous occasions.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 14:29

Medium is the size for me


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 15:27

Plain old M

 



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 18:20

In Lamy pens, I tend to prefer fine nibs, because I like seeing the colour of the ink, but I find the mediums a smidge too fat.

 

If I'm writing in block print, though, I prefer the B nibs or even wider.

For my poor attempts at italic calligraphy, I prefer the 1.1 and 1.5 stubs to the 1.9, with the 1.1 being my favourite.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:07

B

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 23:00

Depends on the writing task.

 

For normal writing  an M or a stub/cursive italic of about 0.8 to 1.0 mm.

 

But for writing in my planner/calendar/agenda (bad paper) F or EF.

 

 

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 21:54

Broad

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:43

I've expanded my range over the past couple of years, but when push comes to shove I will generally reach for a pen with an F nib first.

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#29 1nkulus

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:43

Japanese EF or F for note-taking (sometimes a Soft-Fine)

Flex for having fun and not being productive.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 21:38

My 2000 is Medium and my favorite Safari is Medium.

Broad is nice for more characterful inks and I have a couple nice Fines but if I could only keep one, it would 100% be a Medium.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 14:39

do not do calligraphy, just want to have decent handwriting and daily use and for that my preferred nib size always be Fine / EF ( depending on the brand )



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 15:46

If you average it out, everyones favorite nib is - M.


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#33 1nkulus

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 18:07

If you average it out, everyone's favorite nib is - M.

 

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M for middle.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:18

M, B, and 1.5mm are the most pleasant to write with in the Lamy steel nib series.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:10

Hi all,

I prefer medium and broad nibs... I write boldly... and I love to see color,... but w/o needing to be as precise as one has to be with an italic.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 14:17

I started of liking F nibs or even EF nibs. But at the moment I tend to like M nibs better. Who knows what nibs I'll end up liking, perhaps BB or even broader.

 

My students won't appreciate the big fat red lines on their tests though... haha



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 20:45

My students won't appreciate the big fat red lines on their tests though... haha

 

It'll definitely get the point across, loud and clear.

If they truly hate the 'fat lines' then, they can ensure less errors going forward.  laugh.png


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 20:10

I started of liking F nibs or even EF nibs. But at the moment I tend to like M nibs better. Who knows what nibs I'll end up liking, perhaps BB or even broader.

 

My students won't appreciate the big fat red lines on their tests though... haha

 

i don't recall lines like that, the best was a huge "SUCH IGNORANCE!!!" written on a physics midterm.

 

Still laughing about that one.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 21:23

B  - just  a pleasure to write with

 

or BB - slightly les forging than B but beautiful line variations as most BB are stubs.

 

EF and F is just not me

 

Italics are too demanding fo rmy daily writing


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:36

 

i don't recall lines like that, the best was a huge "SUCH IGNORANCE!!!" written on a physics midterm.

 

Still laughing about that one.

 

I keep thinking about a paper a friend of mine wrote for a class (IIRC, History of Photography).  He was supposed to be do a critical analysis of an exhibit of Walker Evans' and someone else's work.  And he wrote it as if he was a fifth grader:  "What I did When I Went to New Haven", framing the analysis with the "story" of a kid's class trip (including the bus driver getting drunk and driving off without his best friend).  I couldn't believe he did it.  

OR that he got away with it....  The professor not only gave him a good grade, he wrote "Don't worry about your friend -- they found him under a table at [name] Pizza, having eaten two double pepperoni extra large pizzas.  And when asked why, he said he wanted to be an artist when he grew up, and artists have to suffer...."

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