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Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen - Medium Flat Italic Nib - Black Body

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Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen - Medium Flat Italic Nib - Black Body - PILOT 90040
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JetPens now carries the European “Pluminix”! It is labeled “Plumix” for the US market and is available in colorful body colors. These pens have been a popular hit among fountain pen users for their clear body (easy visibility of ink), interesting design and smooth writing nib. Conveniently refills with standard Pilot ink refill cartridges. Each pen comes with one free blue ink refill.

Writing sample courtesy of JetPens customer Josh Scruggs of

Model NumberPILOT 90040
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Clippable No
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Calligraphy, Demonstrator, Ergonomic
Diameter - Grip 12.0 mm
Diameter - Max 13.3 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 15.1 cm
Length - Posted 15.0 cm
Length - Uncapped 14.4 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 17.7 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Medium
Tip Type Calligraphy Nib


August 11, 2011
My handwriting had gotten...
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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 other humans!
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.

9 people found this helpful
February 27, 2011
I've had this FP for...
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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.

8 people found this helpful
January 14, 2012
I've tried several inks...
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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.

5 people found this helpful
June 5, 2013
I bought this pen so...
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I bought this pen so I could take out the nib and transfer to my pilot metropolitan but after writing with it for a while I realized it's actually very comfortable to hold and write with for long periods of time. I'm very much into italic nibs these days and the quality of this pen's nib already pays for the entire pen. Well worth the $7.25 I paid considering the 1.1 calligraphy nib I bought for my kaweco sport cost more than $10.

4 people found this helpful
December 30, 2010
Very lightweight, which...
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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.

4 people found this helpful