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Just Saying Hi! (And Some Pilot Vanishing Point Questions)


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Hey everyone!

 

I have been a long time reader of the Fountain Pen Network, and recently made an account. I just wanted to say that it's a great asset and that I have made some great fountain pen purchases due to the information on here. Also just ordered a Pilot Vanishing Point, Fine nib from Mr. Richard Binder and I can't wait till I get to use it, especially after all the praise I've read about his "binderized" nibs!

 

I also had a question about whether I should request a certain amount of flow from the nib? (i.e. 7/10) I usually write on cheap copy paper or HP 32 lb paper when taking lecture notes. I tend to like my nibs on the wetter side but I prefer it not be too wet to the point that it bleeds through the paper.

 

Also how would the fine nib on the Vanishing Point compare in line thickness to that of an extra-fine nib on a TWSBI mini? (The TWSBI Mini is my current everyday note taking pen and it's great! I followed some advice on the forums to adjust the wetness of the nib and now it writes like a dream :happycloud9: )

 

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Hello and welcome. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here.

 

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Hi and welcome to FPN

 

 

Inkflow is a matter of trial and error. The Pilot nibs tend to be on the narrow side, so a Japanese F may be like a European EF.. Such a nib lays down a narrow line so the flow must not be TOO wet. If you still can, I would ask mr Binder himself for advice.

 

 

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I got a Fine nibbed VP from Richard Binder a couple of months ago as a birthday present from my wife.

 

The VP nib puts down a narrower line than my EF Lamy nib, but the line has about the same amount of ink. The pen is a real treat to write with, but on cheap paper it's wet enough that feathering and bleed through are a problem.

 

I'm using the Waterman Tender Purple ink.

 

--flatline

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I got a Fine nibbed VP from Richard Binder a couple of months ago as a birthday present from my wife.

 

The VP nib puts down a narrower line than my EF Lamy nib, but the line has about the same amount of ink. The pen is a real treat to write with, but on cheap paper it's wet enough that feathering and bleed through are a problem.

 

I'm using the Waterman Tender Purple ink.

 

--flatline

Ah alright, thank you! In that case I guess I'll just see how the default wetness of the binderized nib is, on his website it says that it should be a 6/10 so I'm sure that'll be fine.

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Hey and welcome to FPN,

 

Enjoy :)

 

Ben

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