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Pilot Steel Italic Nibs Of Different Widths

plumix lettering calligraphy

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#1 A Smug Dill

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 11:03

Now that it is possible to buy Pilot Plumix pens — which are fitted with broad-edged nibs — with different (F, M and B) nib widths, I bought a new set (as opposed to the old three-pack all fitted with M nibs; I still have another one of those sitting in a drawer unopened, although Amazon Australia don't seem to sell them any more), with the expectation that I might use them as nib donors for three new Prera pens, which have remained unopened for over a year because in themselves they aren't such interesting pens.
This is how they write, compared to the standard round-tipped F and M nibs on the Pilot MR (or Prera, 78G, etc.):
I now have a second set of those pens on order, after seeing the results!

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 22:26

Used to have everything from EF to BB in the old Plumix nibs. Still have one or two knocking around and planning to put them in a couple of Penbbs 494s.

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 01:03

Plumix F is my fave steel nib

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 02:11

Used to have everything from EF to BB in the old Plumix nibs. Still have one or two knocking around and planning to put them in a couple of Penbbs 494s.


the BB plumix nib is in a wing sung 698 that I have not had without ink in it for over two years. I did crisp it up into a bit more of a formal italic, but really not much.


The thing is just god-tier for lettering and headers in a bullet journal.

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