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Ef And Shading

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#1 Karmachanic

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 12:10

I’ve been happily living in 0.45 - 0.65 line width land for some time now, and have been particularly enjoying the shading I get from soft Ti nibs.

Of late I have been having a strong urge to purchase an EF. Digging around I’ve noticed Mr Kelly’s fondness for these, and have noted shading in some of his written examples. Something not seen so much, or so distinctly, in other brands.

My question is, do contemporary MB EF nibs exhibit this characteristic? I’m particularly thinking of a Platinum 146.

 

My only current MB experience is with a delightful OB 234.5. I had a 149 forty years ago but gave it away.

Thank you for your input.


Edited by Karmachanic, 24 May 2020 - 12:11.

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 14:21

 If you use the right ink and paper combination, for example MB midnight blue ink and clairefontaine paper, you will have good shading with a MB EF nib. But don't expect a thin line as MB EF nibs run pretty wide - in the range of a european F or a japanese medium.



#3 Tom Kellie

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 14:44

Of late I have been having a strong urge to purchase an EF. Digging around I’ve noticed Mr Kelly’s fondness for these, and have noted shading in some of his written examples. Something not seen so much, or so distinctly, in other brands.

My question is, do contemporary MB EF nibs exhibit this characteristic?

 

 

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#4 Karmachanic

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 14:44

 If you use the right ink and paper combination, for example MB midnight blue ink and clairefontaine paper, you will have good shading with a MB EF nib. But don't expect a thin line as MB EF nibs run pretty wide - in the range of a european F or a japanese medium.

 

Thank you. I have both shading inks and suitable paper.

I understand the nib to be "architect "in character. Wider horizontal line, and that is what I would expect. Nib vintage might also affect? Older = softer perhaps?

 

Light hand from  your link didn't seem wide to me: http://www.fountainp...ples/?p=2501132


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#5 Karmachanic

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 14:49

 

 

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Thank you so much Tom!

 

I'll order online next week and send it off for nib exchange :)

"Fine" hand too.


Edited by Karmachanic, 24 May 2020 - 14:50.

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 14:49

oops


Edited by Karmachanic, 24 May 2020 - 14:50.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."






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