|Model Number||PILOT FP-78G-F-B|
March 15, 2011
Fantastic FP. Fine nib...
Fantastic FP. Fine nib writes more like EF or even extra extra fine. Surprisingly has some flex. Would have preferred a Medium nib (which is available at other sites) as it would give me a truer Fine nib (Japanese F pretty much equals EF western). The aeromatic converter comes with the pen (cannot see how much ink goes in though but 4 to 5 squeezes with couple of seconds wait in between squeezes does a job and fills it)...I use Noodlers black bulletproof ink and is great.
Do not forget to use smooth paper with fountain pens otherwise the purpose is defeated; Use Clairefontaine, Rhodia papers (I prefer blank/plain or squared rules and sometimes french ruled notebooks).
This pen also comes in Medium and Broad (it is actually italic nib) but at this moment Jetpens do not have them yet. Hopefully they will soon.
This pen outperformes many of my fountain pens that cost couple of hundred dollars. Do not hesitate especially if you write small. This is usefull for small notebooks too so more text can be squeezed per page.
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June 13, 2011
This is the best sketching/dra...
This is the best sketching/drawing fountain pen under $30 in the world. Trust me, I've tried a lot of them and have been sorely disapointed in every one but the 78g. The pen is straight forward in design. There is nothing complex or flashy, but the fit and finish are spot-on. The line is utra-fine, but with a little added pressure it is easy so coax more ink from the nib. A word of caution though, to say that the nib has flex would be innacurate. This is not a tempered nib and if you try to "flex" it, you will certainly permanently deform the tines, as I almost did. Ink flow is perfect with no skipping and the nib glides across the paper.
Unfortunately, this pen has been missing for the last four days so I will be purchasing a new one as soon as they are back in stock.
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July 29, 2011
I just got my Pilot 78g...
I just got my Pilot 78g F nib and have tested it on all sorts of paper,
with an ink I trust (Diamine Oxblood).
On all papers, the pen performed beautifully laying down a extra, extra fine line with little pressure.
For example, on rough sketching paper the Lamy EF nibs are really skratchy and tend to skip,
but the 78g was smooth and had no problems skipping.
On fine quality Rhodia paper, the line was even finer!
It wrote soooo smoothly too!
I have about 6 Lamy Safari EF pens and the Pilot 78g is not only finer than all of them,
but writes smoother too.
I love the look of the Sarafi and the colors,
but in terms of writing ability the 78g outperforms them all.
Of course, the Pilot 78g feels much cheaper and lighter than the Safari\'s but it\'s half the price.
I highly recommend these pens, especially for students (e.g. in note-taking, thin line = fast drying time)
and for mathematics.
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September 6, 2011
Very smooth and writes...
Very smooth and writes wonderfully. I will buy another copy of this of different barrel color.
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