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  1. Aloha Everyone. This is my first writing sample. Does anyone know what style it is? How can I improve? What style or method should I practice to improve it? Thank you, jim
  2. The India Pen show 2019 held at Mumbai concluded today. Here are some pics: The event was held on 2nd and 3rd of February 2019 at the Nehru Centre, Worli. http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj582/hari-317/tips2019/DSC_3285.jpg http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj582/hari-317/tips2019/DSC_3187.jpg The registration desk. Entry fees was 200/- per head. One fountain pen was free with every ticket. http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj582/hari-317/tips2019/DSC_3286.jpg http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj582/hari-317/tips2019/DSC_3190.jpg http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/
  3. THE INDIAN PEN SHOW India's first ever international fountain pen exhibition: "The India Pen Show" is being organized at Mumbai and following are the details Venue Location: Nehru Centre, Mumbai Date: 2nd and 3rd February 2019 Few highlights of the show are : The Show will be paying tribute to Kaifi Azmi Saheb on his birth centenary. The show will be inaugurated by Javed Akhtar and/or Shabana Azmi There will be an audio-visual tribute to Kaifi Azmi Saheb followed by Kaifi Azmi limited edition fountain pen launch (made by Constellations88 and limited to just
  4. I got a new toy for my birthday, a digital microscope. I decided to test it out with a bag of unsorted dip pens I had on hand and so I took pictures of the difference between a turned-up tip and a Oval or Round or Ball or Dome point tip. (depending on branding). These types of tips were originally made to create a smooth-writing pen. Instead of a sharp tip resting on the paper, the deformation of the very tip of the pen created a broader surface and allowed for smoother writing across the paper. The earliest form was the turned-up tip. This was just by turning up the very tip of the tines t
  5. Henlo! My handwriting is not the best and using fountain pens have improved it quite a bit but I am always seeing beautiful post of people's handwriting and I am really struggling with having my handwriting look so nice. Any tips that could help me out?
  6. I would love for this to be made a pinned topic so all who enter can quickly find tips on photographing their pens.
  7. Hi everyone, I plan on going to my first pen show sometime soon. There's one coming up in San Francisco that's relatively close to where I live. What should I expect at the pen show and how should I prepare? What kind of pens show up there? Is there any sort of etiquette I should follow? I am a beginning collector that has recently ventured into the Lamy 2000, Pilot VP/Decimo, Platinum #3776, Pelikan M200 range of pens. I have never spent more than $150 on a pen and have no experience with vintage pens. I would appreciate any tips or suggestions. Thanks!
  8. I recently received a new TWSBI mini with an italic nib. I love the effortless flow and ease of writing, but I've never learned how to write with italic and feel like I'm waisting the nib's potential! If anyone could critique my handwriting or suggest sources to learn proper italic handwriting, that would be amazing. I know I need to work on keeping my lines straight and spacing even.... It's a work in progress. Thank you in advance! I apologize if the quality is poor
  9. Hello, Being a ballpoint generation and having used ballpoints since the first day I went to school, I had difficulty in transitioning to fountain pens. Loosening up the grip and using the whole arm movement were like learning how to walk all over again. In the end, I finally found what works for me, and hopefully this may be helpful to others who are having similar problems. Note that this is not the only way. I am pretty sure that others may have discovered various ways of holding fountain pens. Figure 1 shows how I hold ballpoint pens. The pen is held/pinched by the index finger and the
  10. If there is already a section for this, please let me know. I have yet to find one though on Storage and Organization for fine writing tools and materials. It would be nice to have a section for this for people to ask questions in reference to storage and organization, pose ideas, tips, or tricks, post photos of how they organize and store things, and attach instructional files, such as a word document, to their post if they should wish to do so. Just a thought Again, please let me know if a section such as this exists. Thanks! ~gracefulpen
  11. Shahab Mirza

    How Is My Handwriting?

    How is my handwriting, in this post you all good people will tell me that is my handwriting good or not and help me choose my final handwriting and by time to time you guys will give me tips on improving my handwriting. Thanks. See the file attached below in which there is one of my handwriting style.
  12. circlepattern

    How Do I Not Smear Ink?

    I have always used ballpoints/gell/rollerball/pencils etc. I have recently started on fountain pens, but quickly found out, much to my surprise, that the ink does not dry instantly. I always rub the side of my pinky against my letters, making them smudge as I write out the line underneath the previous line. The only cure I found so far is to turn the paper slightly sideways or do double spacing or to just lift my hand off the paper as I write. All of those postures are either tiring, makes the writing ugly, very uncomfortable to use, or all three. Is there a proper way to use fountain pens?

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