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My handwriting had gotten...
August 11, 2011
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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.
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anita.misa
I've had this FP for...
February 27, 2011
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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.
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xenos_argo
I bought this pen so...
June 5, 2013
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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.
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ndeguzman
I've tried several inks...
January 14, 2012
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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.
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Very lightweight, which...
December 30, 2010
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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.
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specialmeat
Fantastic calligraphy...
October 23, 2010
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Fantastic calligraphy pen, and cheaper than the middling Schaeffers you get at the craft store! If you like to keep lots of inks at the ready, a fistful of these plus Pilot liquid ink converters can be had for the price of the fine quality Lamy Joy. The medium nib is not unwieldy for everyday writing, since the edge is very thin, resulting in good character definition when held properly with the 3-sided handpiece. Noodlers Ink can be a bit too much for the Pilots, but J. Herbin Pearl Black is very crisp in the Plumix.
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gweb_world
I think I've purchased...
December 10, 2015
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I think I've purchased about six of these so far. This is a great pen for improving and/or inspiring better hand writing, and a great starter fountain pen. Many good fountain pens will feather or spread on cheap paper, but these behave quite well in less than ideal fountain pen circumstances. My sons each have one for handwriting practice and they love them. The ergonomic grip encourages a proper grip and decreases fatigue. They (the pens) actually tend to prefer cheap paper, as sometimes they will rebel against fancy smooth paper like Apica and Rhodia and the like.
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I've bought several of...
May 12, 2014
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I've bought several of these Pilot Plumix pens in order to transfer their nibs into Pilot Preras. I prefer to write with a medium italic nib and the combination of the Prera and this nib is a joy to write with. For some reason, I have kept this black Plumix as is. I put in a CON-50 converter into the pen and filled it with Iroshizuku Take-Sumi black and the pen and ink married into a comfortable writing instrument. It always starts, writes smoothly and never skips. Sometimes the nibs on the Plumix do need a little tuning, but this one was perfect out of the box.

Surprising, the Plumix is not a bad little pen to write with. It is light-weight, has a large ink window, and I like the smoky transparency of its squid-like body. It does not have a clip, so you'll want to use this as a desk pen only, however the cap does prevent the pen from rolling on your tabletop.

If you are looking for a starter pen to experience what an italic nib is all about, this is a good first choice.
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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.
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Good quality for the...
May 18, 2016
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Good quality for the price. Very comfortable to hold and write with.
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