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  1. Expressions

    Scroll Modification On Pilot Parallel

    Scroll Modified Pilot Parallel Pens are now available in 2.4, 3.8 and 6.0 mm sizes. (Buy Now) The 3.8 mm and the 6.0 mm sizes can be ordered with either 2-line or 3-line modification while the 2.4 mm is only available with a 2-line modification. These pens are a lot of fun and add a new dimension to your Calligraphic projects. We will be happy to do a left oblique modification on any of these pens - just drop us a line. - Salman
  2. The Pilot Parallel is a fun calligraphy pen, but I'm not an expert in using it, and don't really use it that much these days. So I decided to give it away! I've got two of them actually, the 1.5mm and the 3.8mm version. Both are part of this giveaway. To enter, you need to: Have at least 20 posts on FPN.Write a hand-written note (maybe 4-5 sentences, but of course you can write more) about why you would like to have the Pilot Parallel and what would you do with it.Add a few words about yourself (nothing uncomfortable, though).Post the hand-written note to this thread.Indicate which one you would like: 1.5mm (orange), or 3.8mm (green), or both.Rules: Winners will be selected at the beginning of february.I will cover shipping unless it's prohibitively expensive. Have fun!
  3. I had a Pilot V7 needle point pen that I have no use for. Had it since forever, I never use these things. They are an ugly experience, why did they even make them? I was just messing about with some inks and decided to sacrifice 'something' to fill with a mix with unknown impact. The V7 came in the way. Onto the alter, and I plucked its head out. The poor thing was full of ink. Do I throw it away? I may hate the pen, but what's inside was for me like liquid black gold. I syringed it all out, and into the one pen that I know can probably take anything your throw at it: the pilot parallel. The result was outstanding with regards to coverage and blackness. The line you get out of this ink is like a black hole! More like a black rift, perhaps, but black as black. I loved that aspect of it. The bad news? Drying times were impossible. I could leave it for several hours, overnight, come back the next day and still find some areas refuse to dry. On anything you might call good paper, this ink, at least in a Parallel Pen, will certainly not work. However, on what you might call bad paper, fibrous and feathering paper, the type that everybody hates, might actually be just the thing this kind of ink needs. Sorry for the lack of photos, I only took this one for you. Written with a Parallel 3.8mm pen. I was just trying to make the ink rung out, which it finally did. The good news is, it washes away really easily, and you know how easy it is to clean a parallel pen. No problems there. I know there are "refills" for the V7 pens, but do you know if this ink can be had separately, like in bottles? And also, does anybody have any information about it, like what base it has, etc? Thanks for reading.
  4. I have two Pilot Parallel and I have a package of 12 inks for them. I'd like to use the inks without being forced to empty a cartridge every time. For example, I could keep one pen with the main ink and switch the other one with the one I want to blend by touching the tips. Is there a way to efficiently replace cartridges without having to throw away a lot of ink? Maybe something like this https://billchance.org/2011/05/27/refilling-a-varsity/ would allow me to almost completely push back the ink from the feeder to the cartridge before taking it out. Other ideas? Edit: ops, I meant this method:
  5. Z bought me a Pilot Parallel Pen with a 1.5mm nib and a con-50 converter to try it out. It works pretty well, but neither of us really likes it, and so, gentle reader, our loss is your gain :-). If you live in the Continental United States (or you live on the Big Island of Hawaii, and are willing to wait for us to hand-deliver it to you when we visit in February), and desire a chance at trying one of these pens, now is your big chance. The lucky winner of this PIF will receive one (1) clean, barely used (one day, then converter and pen were emptied and thoroughly cleaned) Pilot Parallel Pen in 1.5mm "Red" (although this is a very Orange looking Red). Comes complete in its box, with instruction sheet, nib cleaning film, feed cleaning pipette, red and black ink cartridges, and as a special bonus a Pilot CON-50 Converter (inside the pen as the box has no special compartment for a conerter). To enter, simply respond to this thread, and your name will be entered to win. Next Saturday (The 30th of January 2016) at about noon Pacific Standard Time all of the names will be input into our specialised randomiser (or hat) and one lucky winner will be drawn. After we get your address the pen will be delivered by our special courier service (USPS) at no additional charge. Good luck, Irish & Zwack
  6. Hello, A while ago I started practicing italic calligraphy with a bit more dedication, and so far my go-to pen is the 3.8mm Pilot Parallel, filled with Pelikan 4001 Brillant Schwarz. I tend to use what paper I can find in the office, and this ink really helps keep the feathering/bleedthrough in check; however, I was thinking about switching to a darker ink, since the one I'm using now tends to look quite grey if I write with the very broad 3.8mm nib. Living in the EU, my options right now seem to be 3 of the Noodler's inks: Black, Heart of Darkness and X-Feather. Does anyone know how these inks compare when used in a 3.8 Pilot Parallel in terms of 'blackness'? Cheers!

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