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My 7th JetPens Review!...
January 18, 2009
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My 7th JetPens Review! The Absolute 1st Review Of This Pen!

Hurray For Me! Hurray For JetPens!

Everyone here just seems to love these Pilot Parallel Pens. Well I must admit, I do too! These pens are, FREAKING AWESOME!

Now don't get upset JetPens, but these are so much more responsive than the Lamy Joy Calligraphy pens or Safari Italic nibs. I've ground my Lamy nibs and could not get the crisp line and smoothness of pen to paper as the Pilot Parallel Pens had right out of the box. But, I have to admit a predilection for the Lamy's ink flow, even if they do have a hard start problem.

Now there is one little thing, these pens are the wettest writers that I've ever used. That means you'll have to be extra persnickety when it comes to your paper and ink selection. On the right papers with the right inks these pens are a dream to use. On the wrong papers the amount of ink these pens lay down could be one of the most frustrating experiences in your calligraphic studies. And NO, I ain't telling what papers or inks (maybe) you should try, that's part of the fun of good penmanship.

Now for those of you who haven't read my previous 6 reviews, of 6 of the best products worth checking out on JetPens (You gotta search them out for yourself), I won't hold you in suspense when it comes to my choice of color to put in this pen, BLACK. Noodler's to be exact. Noodler's BulletProof Black to be right and proper. Noodler's BulletProof Black which is one of the thicker inks available today (It's right up there with Platinum's Carbon Black, also available at JetPens). Now if this pen flows like the great Mississippi with Noodler's BulletProof Black just imagine what it will do with a thinner ink like Noodler's Polar Black (I did say I liked black and Noodler's). That means I think this may be a fast writer's pen of their dreams. This pen spreads ink that'll keep up with the fastest writer in the west!

Now it also comes on good authority, from Lily of JetPens, that for those of us who write through ink faster than we can fill our pens, and prefer even more colors than cartridges alone will allow, that there are 2 other converters available for this pen, the Pilot CON-20 and CON-50. Unfortunately the Pilot CON-70 converter is not available and will have nothing to do with this pen. I hear the CON-70 has even produced a restraining order against the Parallel Pen's friendly advances. But the cleaning converter (wink wink) can also be used as an ink converter and holds a goodly amount of ink as well. So try yourself a larger ink capacity, if you think you can handle it, just be sure to thank Lily of JetPens for the good advice.
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Bought all four! These...
August 19, 2010
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Bought all four!

These things are perfect for the pro and the novice alike! The flow is strong and very consistent. The tip glides smoothly over the page, and can be used flat for a wide line, or on the edge for a monoline.

If you love calligraphy, and hate dipping, you really have to try one of these!
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I purchased this thinking...
January 2, 2015
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I purchased this thinking I would use it as a blackout marker in my sketchbooks. It is such a wet writer that it soaks through the pages. Instead I have started learning some Gothic calligraphic alphabets and am having a good time with the pen. Cleaning isn't any worse than a traditional fountain pen.
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J Tenneyson
Beautiful pen. I am practicing...
August 3, 2016
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Beautiful pen. I am practicing calligraphy and like the thicker nib. Easy to hold and control.
Great for larger let...
June 11, 2016
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Great for larger lettering.
Love the Pilot Parallel....
May 13, 2016
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Love the Pilot Parallel. Super fun calligraphy pen. Works great. Most likely need to get all the sizes.
I am enjoying these pens...
May 5, 2016
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I am enjoying these pens and their ability to write even on the edge of the nib to obtain a fine line. I use them a lot and have no complaints at all.
smooth ink flow...
March 17, 2016
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smooth ink flow
Wonderful pen, I highly...
January 14, 2016
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Wonderful pen, I highly recommend it!
You can do some amazing...
June 15, 2015
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You can do some amazing stuff with this pen--far beyond my capabilities! Great pen and a neat nib design from Pilot.
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