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I bought my Visconti Van Gogh "Starry Night" exactly one month ago. I have not done a video or written review of the pen because I wanted to write with the pen for a decent amount of time before forming my thoughts. Well, I formed my thoughts fairly quickly but never got around to the review. Now that I've purchased another Visconti; the "Breeze" for my wife for her birthday, I thought I'd put the two together into a joint unboxing, comparison review. So I did a video of the unboxing yesterday and compared the Van Gogh to the new model Breeze. I'm posting the YouTube review here, but in the next reply, I will write out my thoughts on the Van Gogh using the standard review format. The video review is longer than my usual videos because it has an unboxing, a presentation of the gift and then a head to head comparison and writing samples of both pens. I've put an index in the description to skip ahead if you choose.
Do you have any pen and ink recommendations for book signings? My book of poetry just came out, and I've done two books signings with my Platinum Plaisir (fine) and Noodler's Baystate Blue. It actually worked out great, but I'd like to try out some other colors and would like to use some nicer pens. I'm a fairly new fountain pen collector, and I'm just starting to experiment with nicer pens. About my experience with the Plaisir/Baystate combo: I loved the bright color, it dried quickly (even though it's not supposed to be fast drying), and didn't smear. The Plaisir did fine, but being a cheaper pen, it writes scratchy. I do have some nicer pens, but I was worried the Baystate Blue would stain the pen (so I didn't have to be concerned if it stained the inexpensive Plaisir). Here are the other pens I have: TWSBI 580AL (M) - Love this pen---ink doesn't dry out in pen if I leave it in a long time, but I think the M nib might be too broad for book signings, and I'm afraid it would be prone to smear/not dry quickly enough. Pilot Urban Premium (M) - Same feelings as about the TWSBI. Noodler's Ahab, Konrad flex, Konrad flex Essex acrylic: I like the Ahab and Flex acrylic, but they are prone to leaking at the nibs and sometimes putting out too much ink. Not happy with the Essex--not reliable, leaks, inconsistent look on paper. Platinum Plaisir (F) - Doesn't dry out in pen, not afraid it will get stained or stolen---but it's scratchy to write with. Pilot Metropolitans (F & M) - Pretty pens, but dry out quickly, nibs get damaged easily, and the writing scratchiness is inconsistent. I went a little crazy on eBay and just got these pens---but I'm nervous about what inks to use in them. Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night - M Platinum Chartres 3776 - F What do you recommend? What types of ink should I look for (dries quickly, water resistant?)? I liked the look of Baystate Blue---but is it safe to use in more expensive pens? I also tend to like purples and teal/turquoise. Nib size? Are there be other types of fountain pens I should consider? Thanks!
Vincent Van Gogh was born the 30th of March 1853, this is why, this March on Iguana Sell we will be celebrating this amazing artist's anniversary, and we want to surprise you with a very special giveaway! Do you want to win a Visconti Van Gogh "Irises" fountain pen? You just have to follow these three simple steps: 1. Like Iguana Sell's official Facebook page. 2. Comment our contest Facebook post mentioning three of your friends. 3. Share the post on your account, mentioning Iguana Sell and using the hashtags #IguanaSellLovesArt #Visconti #VanGogh. Remember to ask your friends to "Like" your post. The person who has achieved more "Likes" by March 30 will be the winner! You have until March 30 to participate, we will announce the winner on March 31!
Hello, I posted previously about my Visconti Rembrandt and it also had this problem with hard starts and skips every line. I was able to exchange it for a Van Gogh starry night, and sadly it's no better. The starts are really bad. I have to apply more pressure than usual to get it started, and then 5 seconds off paper requires another hard start. Either im extremely unfortunate or visconti has the poorest nib QC here's a pic demonstrating the issue,. Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night B Nib http://i.imgur.com/nDeSjan.jpg?2 If theres any way to fix this without sending it to a nib mechanic let me know pleaseee