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  1. Iguana Sell

    New Porsche Design One Piece Pens 2016

    Coming this August, new Porsche Design One Piece pens collection! Designed as a symbol for timeless youth sophistication, the collection writing tools are made of aluminium with a sandblasted surface that makes them look one piece. Available in ballpoint and rollerball Porsche Design's elegant and exclusive logo is lasered on both instruments' stainless steal clip. A new mechanism connects refill and clip: By pushing the upper part clip it moves forward and gets into place, making it easier than ever get your pen ready to write. If you push the lower part the refill that can not dry out, retracts the elegant pen! What's even more surprising is the rollerball has the exact same design as the ballpoint, making it the first ever Porsche Capless rollerball! Retail price will be 150€ and we are already taking pre-orders. For further information do not hesitate to contact us through info@iguanasell.com. Don't forget to check out this amazing design below!
  2. Hi guys, I'm in the market for paper of consistent stock that is suitable for both printing AND writing with a fountain pen (think marginalia, forms, and ink reviews). Since joining the forum I've heard lots of rave reviews for that HP laser paper, but unfortunately, that won't work because I can't get it: it's not available in local shops, and I can't seem to find it online unless maybe it's from the US, and that won't do because it's bound to cost a ton to ship (paper is heavy, maaan). So: what other papers with similar traits can you think of? (Double the points if you know for a fact they're available to the european market!) Here's what I need: - A4/letter - printable (inkjet - doesn't have to be fantastic, printing quality's where I can compromise) - FP frisky (there's FP friendly, and then there's FP frisky...geddit?) I like mine smooooth (don't care about drying...love Clairefontaine & Rhodia) and heavy (at least 80gsm) - white (for the odd ink review). No need to go OTT and make it blinding white, but still, white, not cream/ivory. Usual bribes refreshments and/or rewards available - cookies/bacon/booze, kittens/puppies/wabbits etc
  3. I'm not getting very far in my quest to find the ideal plain laser paper suitable for use with a fountain pen! I know that rhodia is a coated paper, and that this coating is what gives it, its great properties when used with aqueous ink used in fountain pens. It never feather or bleeds through, even with my wettest nibs like the Visconti Homo sapiens stub. I realised that most colour laser papers are also coated but most seem to pale into insignificance when compared to rhodia paper. I've tried HP colour laser, staples laser, conqueror super smooth and conquerer bamboo, and mondi colour laser. Although all of these are coated as well, they all seem to feather mor than I would like. After hearing so many great things about HP colour laser, I bought a ream and was quite underwhelmed and disappointed with how badly it feathers and bled through. I've ordered some Clairfontaine DCP, but anticipate it to have similar problems. Any ides of what laser paper, available in bulk have a similar coating to that found on rhodia? Any idea of what rhodia is coated with?
  4. Hi there! My name is Ben and ever since I was a young boy I have always been intrigued by fountain pens. Growing up in a large family in California left very little money for nice niche items and as an adult I am revisiting passions previously barred from me. I'll give a very short backstory, my recent plunge into fountain pen ownership, and a few questions in this post. But first, a small "inky thought." As a forum dedicated to fountain pens I was incredibly surprised to find there are no script font options for posting, that's all. Short bio, I am in my mid-twenties, am a proud father, and a self-proclaimed "super nerd." Failing to embrace my inherent geekiness in my early years, having seen the treatment meted out by my peers, I was more of a troublemaker when young. Cool clothing, moderately handsome, hiding my dark secret that I was in actuality a tech junky. Years later I embrace it with open arms (though my wardrobe still looks like a high-end gangster's), and am the IT administrator of this company. Graphic design, web design, laser-etching, and networking now consume my day to day job. (I'm a nerd in the off-hours too, but for much cooler stuff. Example; Still so excited about my new router I received, the Asus RT-AC68U. Godly.) I am an avid collector of high-end personal vaporizers, or as you may know them "e-cigs." That being said, I am no stranger to paying premium prices for quality workmanship, flawless design, and of course the "Limited" aspect. I have even gone as far as doing custom laser etching for other e-cig owners, as well as doing the etching/engraving for some of the mod-makers product runs. (No names listed because this is not an advertisement, its a bio of my interests lol) Recently I decided I would like to revisit my yearning for fountains, and made an uninformed purchase of a Visionnaire (which I do not recommend by the way, it is a China IPG funded by Kickstarter) While I was unhappy with the quality of the pen, I feel as though I spent $45 discovering I would like to own/collect high-end fountains. Money well spent I'd say, though God knows I need no more hobbies. After hours of researching late last night and today I have found my way to FPN, and would like to pick your brains a bit. Possibly to make a new "internet home" out of this community. I've soon realized I cannot simply jump in and get everything that is perfect for me on the first go, I will have to complete such a project in steps. I would like to start my search with nibs, then the pens themselves, and finally the wide world of ink. I currently use a medium nib, but tried a fine a coworker had at his desk. So for now let's narrow my question to Fine point (or comparable, I am also not adverse to custom-made or aftermarket nibs), in 14kt+ gold quality and up. I LOVE the artistic flair given by the engravings on the higher end pen nibs I've seen pictured, and especially like the look of the two-tone nibs (though if this impacts performance that may not be for me.) So hit me. Intricately adorned, two-tone nib of 14kt gold quality or higher, what am I looking for? Narrowing my nib search should significantly help any fountain pen decision I'll be making I think. If I'm wrong on anything point it out please, if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it. And yes, the will be the last post I make this size. After this, expect short paragraphs and numerous puns.

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