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My handwriting had gotten...
, August 11, 2011
My handwriting had gotten so terrible when notetaking I'd reverted to using
ALLCAPS so I might have some chance of reading it at a later date - then I got
this pen. I hold it so the itallic nib creates broad down strokes, amazingly the
thicks and thins this creates make my handwriting in cursive legible - even to
The line variation also adds expression to sketching, the Plumix being such a
joy to use is the first implement I reach for.
Acquired the CON-20 converter when I purchased the pen and have been using
J.Herbin inks and have had no troubles with either.
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I've had this FP for...
, February 27, 2011
I've had this FP for about six month. It's a very versatile pen, great for
calligraphy and applicable for everyday writing. The grip is ergonomic and the
pen is light.
Have not been gentle with this pen, writing on coarse surfaces and accidentally
dropping it a few times. No problems. It's a work horse no doubt, very
satisfied. Would recommend this FP to anyone interested in having a little fun
with a versatile flat nib.
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I've tried several inks...
, January 14, 2012
I've tried several inks in these pens, including iroshizuku (tsuki-yo), and have
not been pleased with any of them. They felt scratchy on several papers, flow
was intermittent, and, though this is far more subjective, they were too
light-weight for me. I also am not thrilled with the lack of a clip. I tend not
to carry a briefcase or man-purse, so they were not great choices for the coat
pocket, and that was my own short-sightedness in buying them.
Now, as regards cartridges and their availability, one of the reasons I tend to
like most Pilot-Namiki products is the refill-ability of the cartridges. I'm
partial to the dental irrigator for this purpose, but there are any number of
syringe-like options. The mouth of the cartridge is so wide that even another
pen with a converter can be used to refill them.
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Very lightweight, which...
, December 30, 2010
Very lightweight, which is a plus for me. It writes very smooth, I use the J.
Herbin Gris Nuage with this pen and it writes beautifully. I am happy with the
medium nib but need to write a little larger than normal to accommodate.
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Love the extra-wide,...
, May 31, 2012
Love the extra-wide, flat nib. It makes all my handwritten notes look special.
I tried converting it to an eyedropper, and it blurted out ink. I'd read about
that problem; now I know for myself. So I re-drilled the hole in the end and
now use a con-50 converter. (The con-20 I'd tried awhile ago leaked in both the
Plumix and my Penmanship, and I'd also read about con-20's inconsistent quality
control.) For the price, it's a terrific pen -- smooth flow after flossing with
nylon quilting thread, nice calligraphy capabilities, and just the right width
for everyday use, too.