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Tips & Tricks

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Synopsis: Tips and tricks on penmanship, writing, etc.

Here there will be graphs for those wishing to start out in the world of penmanship and fountain pens, among many other things.

More coming soon!

 

Sayer’s Tips & Tricks from past Odds & Ends:

  1. The best way to store a fountain pen is the nib facing up, that way you’ll expect less inky surprises when you open up the cap! Also, always remember to either completely fill your pen with as little air as possible or eject all ink before going on a flight to avoid decompression disasters.
  2. Many Pilot Plumix pens that are labeled as a “medium” nib, are in fact 1.0mm stub nibs. Well, there’s a secret in the fountain pen world that many aren’t aware of: you can take the nib from a Plumix and apply it to other (compatible) Pilot pens! For instance, you can apply this particular nib to a Pilot Metropolitan (which is the only one I know of that you can do this with), and have a very unique pen on your hands! That would make you the owner of a very decent quality italic nib pen, for the low combined price of a Pilot Metropolitan and a Pilot Plumix! It doesn’t get much better than that for the cost of approximately $35 CDN in total (or much cheaper). Plus, you get to keep two great pens on hand if you apply the Metropolitan’s nib to the Plumix! This has been trusty combination I’ve been using for two years now, and it has been nothing but a pleasure to use.

 

 

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