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Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen - Medium Flat Italic Nib - Light Blue Body

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Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen - Medium Flat Italic Nib - Light Blue Body - PILOT 90042
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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 90042
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Light Blue
Body Material Plastic
Clippable No
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Calligraphy, 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


May 29, 2011
Very cute little pen,...
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Very cute little pen, especially when paired with Pilot's blue or blue-black ink. Writes beautifully compared to other pens in this price range and the cap stays posted nicely with no rattling. I personally liked the plastic grip right off, even though I tend to hold my pens a little higher up. Now I just need the black one!

5 people found this helpful
April 10, 2011
Another great product...
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Another great product from Pilot! I purchased this inexpensive pen so I try out could try out an italic nib (although I believe it actually has what is known as a "music nib," which means that it will make a mark whether you push or pull it across the paper). Regardless, it is excellent for calligraphy practice, and produces a line thin enough to use for everyday writing purposes.

I also purchased a Pilot CON-20 converter, which fits perfectly in place of a regular cartridge (which I haven't tested yet, unfortunately). I have some Noodler's ink in there right now, and the pen writes very smoothly...a pleasure to use!

The triangular grip is similar to that of the Pilot Penmanship, and similarly comfortable. The barrel is light but sturdy plastic, so you can write for a while without your hand getting tired. Again, the only issue I have with this line of pens is the inconvenience of having to unscrew the cap every time I want to use it, but that's a small complaint compared with the overall value.

4 people found this helpful
May 31, 2010
I love this pen. The...
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I love this pen. The nib is smooth and it has a salutary effect on my penmanship. It is nice to hold and certainly handles a variety of finer and not-so-fine paper without bleeding. I would not encourage you to take it on a plane without removing the ink cartridge however, like may fountain pens, it hates plane travel! Very nice correspondence pen!

4 people found this helpful
January 5, 2012
I bought this pen in...
I bought this pen in purple body at Target of all places. I will tell you this that I recommend that you was the nib first to make sure there is no residue on it. I am in love with this pen. My hand took to the grip nicely and it wrights smoothly. The other reason I bought this pen is that the refills are cheap as well. You can get a 12 pack of cartages for 2.00 and 6 of the Color for 6$.

I am about to order the blue and back bodies.

3 people found this helpful
April 2, 2014
Lovely! This pen writes...
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Lovely! This pen writes like a dream. The flat nib does not catch at all and writes beautifully. If you are looking for a pen for pleasure writing, get this one. The screw on cap is awesome and prevents ink spillage/evaporation. I also love the color of the pen itself. Awesome pen. Awesome price. Go and get yourself one!

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