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Can Someone Explain These Penbbs Nibs And Line Sizes?

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#1 drathbun

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:33

I found this image on the PenBBS Etsy site and it totally confuses me. Can someone explain how the nibs line up with the line sizes?

 

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#2 OCArt

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:37

Yes, very confusing!  I don't think the pictured nibs match the numerical notations in any way.



#3 drathbun

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:39

My initial thoughts are the nibs are not lined up with the line widths at all and that the nibs line up in sequence something like this:

 

EF - Extra Fine mini fude

EF - Extra Fine round with Fancy F

F - Fine mini fude

F - Fine round

M - Medium with fancy "M"

M - Medium with fancy "M" (no idea if there are different mediums)


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:16

AFAIK, those line are just for reference so you can compare it yourself how the nibs are , they bear no relation to how wide the nib writes , the nibs are ( from the left, the one pointing at the 0.1mm line )

 

  • Round Grind M
  • Round Grind EF
  • Petite Fude F ( aka PenBBS usual Standard Fine )
  • Round Grind F
  • Round Grind M
  • Round Grind EF


#5 drathbun

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 00:17

 

AFAIK, those line are just for reference so you can compare it yourself how the nibs are , they bear no relation to how wide the nib writes , the nibs are ( from the left, the one pointing at the 0.1mm line )

 

  • Round Grind M
  • Round Grind EF
  • Petite Fude F ( aka PenBBS usual Standard Fine )
  • Round Grind F
  • Round Grind M
  • Round Grind EF

 

 

Thanks Mech! That helps a lot!


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