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Indigraph - First Impressions (Spoiler - It's Awesome)


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I told the maker of this pen that I wasn't keep on kickstarters but would buy it if it came out, and out it came, and buy it I did.

 

The india ink gimmick works. Perfectly. It's genuinely amazing. And the pen is worth buying even for normal ink use. It's a steal.

 

The cap kinda throws me off since the clip is on the tail and it positions it nib-down, likely to help with keeping it from drying out.

 

The clip works really well and can easily be removed with no ugly gap, but my only complaint is that I wish the cap posted. it ALMOST does, it seems like there's no reason it couldn't be made to screw-post, because while the length is absolutely adequate for any size hand, it's thin and light enough that you could hold it by the barrel for a more sketch-hand, and you can't really do that unposted.

 

The fit and finish are stupidly good. Everything fits and screws together with wonderful smooth precision. I did initially find it would sometimes unscrew the barrel when trying to uncap since the cap threads are on the section, but I just gave it a little extra grunt on the barrel and don't monkey down on the cap and it hasn't been a problem since.

 

The section has a nice beefy O ring to assist with the cap seal - it looks like a standard size and the fit is perfect, the pen feels fantastic to cap and uncap (1.5 turns to uncap is also great and the O ring prevents the metal-metal threads from unscrewing themselves.

 

The water resevoir works awesomely, and the little viewing window is fun to see the bubble move around in.

 

I haven't yet tried it with normal ink, but using the supplied india ink, the pen writes impressively (most demos show the pen with the JoWo arrow nib, I went for an EF, and got a standard JoWo #5 which I like the look of more) It will sometimes need a tiny touch of pressure after uncapping to write, and you can't leave it uncapped for very long without writing, but we're talking about a pen that uses india ink. I've had it inked for a week and the bubble in the cap has barely grown, so it's not a high maintenance beast. Instructions say to clean it once a month if you're using it with india ink, and the booklet includes a recommendation for different kinds of india ink and how well they play with the pen. The research into this pen was pretty darn thorough. The JoWo nib is adjusted well and writes perfectly. This pen might be a great candidate for an FPnibs custm #5 gold flex nib

 

The balance in the hand is light and agile. It's a thin, light pen, and all aluminum

 

The overall fit, finish, feel, and performance are unbelievable for the asking price. about $80 shipped to the US is impressive for what you're getting. Even if you have no interest in india ink, I'd still recommend it just as a damn good pen. I'd wager with the humidity chamber, this thing might give platinum a run for its money on terms of long term dryout prevention.

 

 

 

 

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Blah blah blah blah blah - where are the pictures? Where's the video? :lol: ;)

 

Not sure if this one is in my ballpark (I've already got a Kickstarter pen coming) - but will look forward to finding out more...

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Blah blah blah blah blah - where are the pictures? Where's the video? :lol: ;)

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Blah blah blah blah blah - where are the pictures? Where's the video? :lol: ;)

 

Not sure if this one is in my ballpark (I've already got a Kickstarter pen coming) - but will look forward to finding out more...

 

Later. This was just a first impressions.

 

you know I do videos :P gotta get through finals first.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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Nice.

 

This pen might be a great candidate for an FPnibs custm #5 gold flex nib

 

I'll be interested to see how this works out, if you go for it. Mine's still in a drawer. I'd like to put a better-flexing nib in it but I've few ideas how to go about it.

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