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Recommendations Please. Wet Writer, Broad Nib, Slow Dry


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#1 MTHALL720

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 15:00

I use ordinary paper like heavy weight ink jet, or composition notebooks printed in Brazil, with Noodler's ink. Looking for a broad nib, wet writing pen which doesn't tend to dry out quickly. Oddly enough my best writing and never drying out nib is my Lamy Safari.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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#2 MTHALL720

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 15:01

I'm sorry about the accidental double post.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 16:02

You posted this in the TWSBI subforum, but my wettest broad pen is a platinum 3776 Chartres Blue with a B nib. Pelikan cartridge pens (school pens, really) also tend to be garden hoses.

Good luck.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:06

Right out of the box, without any tweaking, Pelikan’s are generally wet writers.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:25

Thank you Old Sakt

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:25

I meant Old Salt

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:37

My wettest pen is a Lamy 2000 steel with an M nib. But that seems a bit of an outlier, as my Makrolon Lamy 2000 with M nib is a bit less wet. My Lamy Imporium is also extremely wet, and so are all 4 of my Pelikans



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 18:03

Years ago i wrestled with using fountain pens in meetings where you take a note, the pen sits, take another note. In those settings, i found that for most pens, Ink and Pen handling seem to be key to keep nibs from drying up.
Even in hooded nibs like the P-51 which are pretty resistant to drying up, I found that two things worked for me: Each time i wrote a note, I would slip the section back into the cap. this helped a lot. You dont’ have to thread the cap onto the pen or snap it on firmly with a slip on cap. Just having it inside the cap will reduce dry out until you take your next note. If it’s going to be a while, then by all means secure the cap fully.
Some inks dry up faster than others, some are more likely to crud up a tip then most. You say that you use Noodler’s. I wouldn’t single out Noodler’s alone, in almost all brands there is an ink or two in the line that dry or crud up a nib. Some will do it in one pen and not another. No rhyme or reason to it. I’ve never seen any data on it, but have always suspected that climate enters into the equation. Hot, cold, dry, humid, even altitude all play a part.
There is something to be said for matching pen to ink, and environment. For me there is no set rule. Every pen has a personality of its own. Identical pens can have totally different writing characteristics with the same ink. I generally try to let the pen tell me which ink it likes the best(with a little encouragement from me).

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 23:18

I would suggest a Platinum 3776 with a music nib. Great fun to use and definitely a wet writer, mine is loaded with Diamine Sapphire Blue.

If you go Twsbi I'd suggest the Vac700R with a broad nib. I have an Eco with a broad nib, again a wet writer.

Let us know what you decide.

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