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The Twsbi Eco - Blog Post By Goulet Pens



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For anyone interested in a fairly comprehensive description of the pen, and what comes in the box with it, Brian Goulet has put up a Q&A-style post on his blog - well worth reading (even if, like me, you've ordered yours from somewhere else!).

 

My one caveat: swapping nibs between the Eco and the Classic or Diamond Mini is NOT a trivial exercise: the nib and feed are fitted so tightly into the 'nib assembly' casing that there's a non-zero risk of bending or breaking fins on the feed. I'm very comfortable disassembling my Diamond 580 nib assemblies - but after a near miss with my Mini (a few slightly bent tines that I was able to re-straighten), I'm no longer game...

 

Anyway, here's the link - happy reading!

 

http://blog.gouletpens.com/2015/07/answering-your-twsbi-eco-questions.html

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Ruth Feiertag

Thanks for the link. I have a still unused TWSBI that I have been leery of trying after finding out that there have been concerns about the way it writes (I couldn't get the pen store clerk to be more specific). I need to learn more about these pens.

 

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You may have to tweak your nib, but the TWSBI writes fine. My 530 was bought used, and it writes really nice.

I expect to have to adjust the nib on any pen that I get. The combination of my hand, pen, ink and paper, likely does not write as the manufacturer made the pen. I have had to adjust the nib on a $300 pen to write the way I wanted it to.

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ac12,

 

I know nothing about how to tweak the nib on a pen. I have much to learn. How does one learn to adjust a nib? I have a Pilot Prera whose rough nib could definitely use some work.

 

Ruth

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exchange the nib of the Prera for a Plumix. My Prera was OK, but I wanted the stub from Plumix. Neat!

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Oldtimer,

 

I'm afraid that I don't know how to make such an exchange. I've been using fountain pens for years, but haven't gotten into working with them. I'll look around the site for instructions, but if you could point me toward a link or two, that would be great.

 

Ruth

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Oldtimer,

 

I'm afraid that I don't know how to make such an exchange. I've been using fountain pens for years, but haven't gotten into working with them. I'll look around the site for instructions, but if you could point me toward a link or two, that would be great.

 

Ruth

The switch is quite simple. Use something grippy and grab the nib and feed together on top and bottom. Then pull. They are friction fit, so if you have to twist to help get it out for the first time, you won't do any damage. You'll notice that the feed has notches in the sides to ensure that the nib is properly mounted before putting back together. The metro, plumix and pera nibs are all interchangeable between eachother.

Here is a link to Mr. SBRE Brown's channel on YouTube and his video about SAFELY disassembling your prera. He has many of these videos.

It's a good idea to fully disassemble for good cleaning when changing colors of inks to ensure none is left and allows you to fully dry the pen so you don't get watered down colors when you fill

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f7casBcy_dI

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ac12,

 

I know nothing about how to tweak the nib on a pen. I have much to learn. How does one learn to adjust a nib? I have a Pilot Prera whose rough nib could definitely use some work.

 

Ruth

Again, SBRE Brown has videos on how to adjust a nib, smooth them, and how to make them wetter/drier.

As for smoothing, I would purchase some platinum preppies or pilot varsitys to practice with first until you are better.

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Stoof2010,

 

Many thanks for the help and the links. I do disassemble my pens to clean them, but didn't realize I could take out the nib and feed. That will certainly help get them cleaner more quickly.

 

And that's excellent advice to get some cheap pens for practice. I appreciate both your messages!

 

Ruth

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