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I've had good results with a Pilot Prera - they're available in 1.1 width and they hold an impressive amount of ink. The nib is crisp but not scratchy, they're easy to find and inexpensive.

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I've had good results with a Pilot Prera - they're available in 1.1 width and they hold an impressive amount of ink. The nib is crisp but not scratchy, they're easy to find and inexpensive.

I believe the nib on the Prera and Plumix are interchangeable.

 

I enjoy using stubs to title and section off lists and notes at work. :happy:

 

 

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I use a Pilot Metropolitan with a Pilot Plumix nib on it for phone notes, which is the only hand writing I do at work.

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As a daily note taker, I like to use modified cursive italic nibs. I have a VP and a Pelikan 200 with nibs modified by Richard Binder to "less than 0.7", which work very well for note taking. Not too wide that I have to worry about pen position, and I can write rather quickly with a perceived sense of neatness and some "flair".

 

I also have a Pelikan 120 with an italic nib that probably is less than 0.5, that I love. Small enough that I can fit a decent amount of information on a page in a small journal or pocket notebook, and still have legibility and flair.

 

On my desk I have TWSBI Diamond 580 with a 1.1 italic nib, which I use for signatures, but honestly I think is too wide for taking notes.

 

I also have an Ipsilon with a 1.5 italic nib that I consider way too wide.

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I use a Parker Sonnet with a factory stub nib in the office, and it is a terrific writer. Not too much line variation, but it lays down a wet line, and is super smooth.

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I frequently use various cursive italic nibs at work all are Matsuyama and vary .7 to .9

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I wrote a nice reply and now I can't find it on my desk. ARGH, that's why I type. I use mostly stubs in my work.

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Found it! Here are a few of the pens on my desk.

 

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My daily writers are all stubs. Currently rotating between Conid Minimalistica with stubbed titanium nib and a TWSBI ECO broad that I stubbed myself.

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My preferred nibs are stubs and broads. I use both for work as well as general note taking and journal entries. I carry a journal style notebook with me for all of my notetaking and generally have 3-4 FPs in different colors with me as well, even in C-level meetings. My journal notebook fits inside a brown cowhide zipper cover along with my pens. The cover is a bit unusual and I get lots of comments (compliments mostly) about my journal and pens.

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My daily writers are all stubs. Currently rotating between Conid Minimalistica with stubbed titanium nib and a TWSBI ECO broad that I stubbed myself.

Sorry to be demanding but I would be really interested to see a writing sample with youR Minimalistica stub nib please :)

 

Am on the verge of a CONID purchase but struggling with a nib decision..

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Sorry to get back to this so late. I'll see what I can do. I've actually never posted a picture on the website. Perhaps it's time I learn. I will tell you that it's a very unique stub due to the flexibility of the titanium. I have a couple PB's, Masuyama's, and a couple done by Linda Kennedy. The Conid is unique amongst them..

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Good to see such lovely stub samples. I work in the U.K. NHS with limited administration support and I hope that the stub nib enhances my handwritten faxes

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http://libpens.org/content/images/2016/Feb/IMG_20160219_142904_2.jpg

 

I always have a stub (or more likely several stubs) on my desk, I love note-taking with them.

 

A somewhat related anecdote: in my last year at the university, I wrote all the exams with a 1.1 stub. It was a Telecom Engineering degree, so as you can guess, teachers weren't used to read

exams in cursive handwriting. Several of them complimented me and asked me how I had such a nice writing :D

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...... I would be really interested to see a writing sample with youR Minimalistica stub nib please ...... Am on the verge of a CONID purchase but struggling with a nib decision..

 

I would be interested too - but something tells me Bemo's not yet figured out how to post a picture.

 

When Conid builds the Minimalistica in full demo version I'll not be able to resist any longer & will order a broad stub ( not titanium because I've read that it's soft and flexible ) .

 

Along with Mr. Pen's Italix nibs, Japanese stubs and music nibs are good value . Engeika has a nib chart & here's an edited version

 

http://i.imgur.com/tMcAhvc.jpg

 

and a writing sample on 5mm graph paper.

 

http://i.imgur.com/JKvSOky.jpg

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An interesting post tartuffo thank you.

 

Since my original post I have acquired a Pilot 912 with a music nib, but it is too broad for me. Your 3776 broad italic looks good :)

 

Still no CONID having been distracted by other pens. As a last resort there is always the LWES show in October!

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I had originally thought that even a 1.1 nib would be too wide. But on further thought, if you write on every other line, leaving a blank line in between, that would give you the space to use a wider nib, and not have it look so jammed/crowded.

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I grind every fine nib fone wrong and once they start to work they are wonderful I sign my letters with a grind italic nib .

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