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  1. So today I got to my dusty now pen holder and took out 3 Twsbi ECOs which were sitting there unused for around 2 years half-inked. They did not dry! To my surprise they even wrote from first nib touch to the paper, amazing! The inks were quite decent quality as well, Iroshizuku Kon Peki, Sailor Yama-Dori and Souten, so that may have been a factor too, colours however did come out much darker than normally attributing for some H2O loss.
  2. My preordered TWBI ECO in yellow arrived in the mail today. YAY!!! I was thrilled to see that it wasn't a dull orange-yellow or an eye-stabbing neon yellow, nor yet a depressing school bus yellow (which never fails to look dingy to my eye). Nope! What I have is a sunny cheerful yellow. See it below! Now I just have to ink this pretty pen up ... but though I would like to use a yellow to yellow-orange ink (but nothing mustard-like) I don't know which ink I should use. Would anyone like to offer up any suggestions as to which ink I can pair up with my new pen? Please and thank you!
  3. Kalikrates

    Possible To Fully Fill Twsbi Eco?

    This is probably a very naive question, but I have gotten hold of a TWSBI eco which is the very first piston filler I try (and by the way, great nib for the price), so please bear with me. When I fill it, the piston sucks ink from the bottle but it also sucks air, i.e., like half of the barrel gets filled with ink and the other half is empty (or in other words, the ink level goes up slower than the piston, for every 2 mm that the piston goes up, I get 1 mm of ink). Its this just a physical limitation with piston fillers and "just the way it is", or am I doing something wrong and the barrel
  4. Hey everyone! My question is, if you own a TWSBI-Eco T, what's your impression of the grip section? Also, do you think this would work for a lefty, even though I dislike Lamy's grip? Thank you!
  5. ​Sorry i mistakenly called it WingSung, so many new pens came out lately and they are so similar. anyway, it may look like TWSBI ECO but its not in the same league at all Great for rough use , not for showing off. ​
  6. Here the diagrams of my little and very simple origami "stiloforo" for fountain pens. On this site more pics + tutorial https://sites.google.com/site/cartedartificio/home/easystand ;-)
  7. adatse

    New Twsbi Eco - Transparent Blue

    Came across this: https://purepens.co.uk/acatalog/TWSBI-Eco-Fountain-Pen-Blue-Transparent.html Picture from PurePens. I saw an Instagram post from them about a release date in September, but I can't find that post anymore. What do you think?
  8. Aditkamath26

    Twsbi Eco Dripping Ink!

    Hi guys, There is a problem with my TWSBI Eco of dripping ink from the feed. While I had emailed TWSBI they said to wipe the feed after filling the pen and that seemed to have solved the issue, but only for a while. What happens is when I write for a long time, ink rushes into the feed making it very saturated and it starts to drip. Is there any solution for this? It may be the heat from my hand and I live in UAE (it is summer here) but I have my ACs on. Can anyone help me? Regards, Adit
  9. DocFP

    Jowo Nib For Eco

    Hi guys! I have an ECO EF but would like to fit it with an xxf. FPnibs sells and grinds jowo steel stock #5 nibs, but they don't know if it fits the ECO.... I think it does, but has anyone tried to fit a stock jowo nib on the ECO? Tks!
  10. I have a Lanbitou 3059, which I believe to be a clone of a TWSBI Eco, but I am not sure how close a copy it is. Anyway I want to remove the piston assembly to give the thing a really good wash out as I have been using it with Diamine Registrar's Ink, which is an iron-gall formulation I believe. Anyway, there's some ink between the two seals of the piston. It needs a thorough clean with warm soapy water before I contemplate using anything else in the pen. The Lanbitou 3059 really is a 'nothing' pen to me. It does have a really fine nib, which is it's saving grace. The huge ink capacity isn't th
  11. antichresis

    Twsbi Eco And Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

    Hi! I received my first TWSBI—an Eco—and I was wondering how resistant it is to staining from "strong" inks. In particular, I am looking at filling it with Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, which is a great ink but also something that people have described as "apocalypse-proof". I have lent it successfully to people when their ballpoints (ew) would not on the signature space on credit cards so it is that kind of special and stubborn. I don't have high hopes for its compatibility but if it has been tried and tested it would a welcome surprise. nb. I get the whole battle scars argument but I prefer
  12. brg5658

    Twsbi Eco Turquoise!

    I just got the notice from Goulet that the TWSBI Eco Summer 2017 special edition turquoise pen is in stock. I ordered both an EF and a 1.1mm. Beautiful color! Now, I have to be patient until they arrive...
  13. Aditkamath26

    Twsbi Eco Review

    Introduction: The TWSBI Eco fountain pen was a birthday gift from my day. There is quite an interesting story with this pen. I ordered this from The Goulet Pen Company and chose USPS First Class International because it was the cheapest option. But…. the package never reached Abu Dhabi. I informed GPC about this and they took care of me by shipping another one through FedEx- for free. They have great customer service. The pen reached me within a week and when I inked it up for the first time, I was…. disappointed. It wrote way too wet with Waterman Purple. I thought it must be the ink so I cha
  14. spaceink

    Show Your Twsbi Eco

    Mine just came in, and I assume others are receiving theirs as well. Show your first scribbles with it, or just let us know your quick impression of it. This is my first TWSBI, and I'm impressed. I've handled an acquaintance's 580 and like that, too, but I feel the ECO holds its own. A nice piston filler that has a good, solid feel in my hand at a price competitive with other intro pens like the Lamy Safari or Pilot Prera. Writes smoothly out of the box, for me. I wouldn't hesitate to point my friends to this one.
  15. Aditkamath26

    Twsbi Eco Help

    Hello and greetings I have a TWSBI Eco which is my favourite pen currently in my collection. But there seems to be a problem. The piston knob when screwed all the way in, rotates freely for maybe a quarter or a turn. Is this common or something that I have to worry about? Thanks and regards, Adit
  16. Hi guys, I have a TWSBI Eco. It's a good, competent pen, smooth, with a large ink capacity,I like screw caps, and it's inexpensive. On the other hand I'm not in love with the pen. I borrowed a lot of Ecos (probably a dozen or more) from friends before and I was never struck by how good they were. They were nice, and I knew I was going to try one eventually—if a good deal came my way—but it wasn't high on my list. I just felt that it lacked a bit of character, a bit of a quirkiness. From that and from your own experiences, should I get a Wing Sung 698? What does the 698 have that an Eco doe
  17. OTrizy

    Twsbi Eco Dry In A Way?

    I don't think it just me or my Ecos but I have and issue with my eco. I need to prime the feed about every 2-4 pages I write. For example first time in the morning I do is to write essays/text in general and after 2 pages my shading ink is not shading anything and is a lot lighter then my letters are missing some parts like T letters the '-' part or something like that then I screw my piston for a little bit so I forced some more ink to my feed and after a while I have the same problem. I know some others have the same issues but did you guys find a solution to this or just try to deal with i
  18. scintilla

    Ecos With Screw Caps?

    Hi folks! My first TWSBI came in the mail today--a white ECO with a broad nib. Being the kind of person who obsessively reads reviews before buying ANYTHING, imagine my surprise when the cap screwed off instead of snapping off like I was expecting! (The wording makes it sound like I was expecting it to break but you know what I mean) Can anyone offer any insights as to when they might have made the switch, just to sate my curiosity?
  19. Aditkamath26

    Twsbi Eco Dripping Ink-2

    Seems like I spoke too soone in my previous topic. My TWSBI Eco is just the same-dripping ink. I cleaned it out again and filled it with water to see what exactly was happening. -When the pen is in writing position, air bubbles from the nipple of the feed rise towards the top of the ink reservoir one by one. -This is followed by water rushing into the section and filling it completely. -And after that, it drips ink or water. Anyone had this? I love the pen but it has given me problems unlike many of my pens. Thanks and regards, Adit
  20. Today on TWSBI's FB & Instagram pages they announced a Lime green Eco will be available from mid October. Looks pretty nice, although I'll believe it when I see it, considering how long the clear caps took to come to market....
  21. spaceink

    Nibs For The Twsbi Eco

    My first TWSBI is supposedly on its way and in anticipation am already thinking of playing around with nibs. The question is, which nibs will fit the ECO? The other TWSBI nibs might fit? Also, what size non-TWSBI nibs will fit? How does one remove the ECO nib: screw off, pull off, or knock out? And if you've switched in some other nib, feel free to post your results.
  22. Just received these two pens in the mail so I thought I would quickly give my thoughts in case anyone might be debating between buying one of these. I did get the 1.5 nib on both of them. As you can probably tell from the picture, the Eco writes a touch thinner than the Vista. The Vista also writes a bit wetter but the Eco is not dry by any means. As TWSBI has stopped selling the 1.5 nibs, I wanted to get one while I could. It is tame enough that it will easily work its way into my EDC rotation. Writing Both write great. The Eco 1.5 can be an everyday pen whereas I think the Lamy 1
  23. Driften

    Got My First Twsbi's

    i got my first TWSBI's. I ordered an ECO F off Amazon and while waiting for that to come in I ordered a second one in the 1.1 Stub from Goulet. That one actually showed up a day before the one TWSBI shipped. For me the 1.1 seems like it goes from fine to medium. I can see using it as a daily pen, not just the special use type I thought it might end up being. The fine nib works well just as well as some of my other pens with fine nibs. Both are nice smooth writing pens. My favorite ink in general is Kon-Peki so I got samples of two other inks. I used samples of Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu and
  24. oberyn

    Twsbi Eco Leaking

    As the title says my Eco's nib/feed is leaking. :'( I accidentally dropped it onto the floor (thankfully with the cap on) then after a day or so I used the pen and noticed that the cap had a lot of ink in it because it dripped onto the car seat. I tried pushing the feed in and it worked for some time but it started leaking again. How do you suppose I go about fixing it?
  25. Aditkamath26

    Twsbi Eco Help

    Hello and greeting to all I recently bought a TWSBI Eco fountain pen from The Goulet Pen Company and I absolutely love it. Except for a problem. The piston is quite stiff and sticks to the barrel and sometimes gets stuck. This wasn't into action before cleaning the pen and removing the piston from the body to wipe out the water of the barrel. Can anyone help me out here?





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