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I have just recently became interested in fountain pens after using ball points all of my life. Stopped by this great site and had to join. I only have just started and am a complete beginner. Two pens so far and some ink cartridges to sample.

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Greetings to you and Welcome aboard the FPN!

See with what large letters I have written you with my own hand. GaVIxi

The pen is the interpreter of the soul: what one thinks, the other expresses. (MdC)

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Howdy,

 

Welcome to the FPN. Really glad to have another fountain pen user. What pens do you have? What ink carts? It's for sure you'll enjoy yourself here.

 

aggie

If your out-go is more than your income,

 

Then your up-keep.

 

May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

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Welcome!

 

Happy fountain penning. Divers get the bends....we get the pens (...yes, a poor attempt at humour, but it helps with addiction as your hands & wallet/purse are held even more firmly in its grip). :P

thanks & best wishes, Captain Nib

...keep nibbing on...

Don't look down on someone, unless helping them up :D

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Hi and welcome to FPN. You made a good start to pendom by joining FPN

 

You'll see, those two pens will soon multiply...

 

Enjoy

 

 

D.ick

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KEEP SAFE, WEAR A MASK, KEEP A DISTANCE.

Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.

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Greetings from northern California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.

"Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause." - Gandhi -

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Thanks for the great welcomes. In response to "Aggie" I have 2 Levenger True Writers and some cartridges. I am still not gotten the skill for using FPs in a consistent manner. Need practice I am sure. There are so much information out there on Fountain Pens it is almost too much.

 

Barry

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Fellow Marylander - welcome! Have you checked out Bertrams Inkwell in Kensington Maryland?

And Pen Boutique in Columbia? And of course the Baltimore Pen Show in March. Welcome,

 

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Sasha Royale

Welcome, bsheets !

 

Which two pens did you get for starters ? Remember that fountain pens are used with a

fingers-extended, relaxed grip. The ink is attracted to the paper, and will flow with slightest

contact. Contrast a ballpoint pen, that has be be gripped firmly, in order to bear down on

the paper, so the ball will track.

 

Cartridge fountain pens are durable and easy to maintain. The cartridges are refillable, using

a syringe. Bottle ink is very economical.

 

Where in Maryland are you ?

 

Write with joy.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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Hello and welcome to the forum. Look for the Baltimore Pen Show the first weekend in March at the Tremont Grand. You are sure to have a great time.


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I once read that to use a fountain pen one must be the ice skater gracefully gliding upon the page. Whilst, using a ballpen, was to drive an army tank across the page.

 

Sasha Royale thus gives good advice there - let the ink do the work, with a relaxed, light grip.

 

Or (as I've also read), if the fountain pen be the tongue of the hand....then speak softly...and never, ever bite your tongue !! :P

thanks & best wishes, Captain Nib

...keep nibbing on...

Don't look down on someone, unless helping them up :D

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Again thanks for all of the extra links to the two shops in MD. They seem like great businesses with much experience. The above advice is what I am needing as my grip seems too tight and stiff sometimes. Currenly I have the Silver Seas and Cafe Au Late pens from Levenger, and a set of disposable FP's. The disposable ones seem better than the Silver Seas so far. I have a fine nib for the Cafe Late pen which I have not tried yet. Thanks for all the welcome advice. I am in Harford County, MD.

 

Barry

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