This post contains an outdated version of the Pilot Petit Pen System. For the newest version, see this post!
Pilot has recently redone their Petit pen line!
The whole system has been revamped. The line is now a customizable system consisting of separate pen bodies and ink cartridges. They are available in three different nib types: a fountain pen (Petit1), marker pen (Petit2) and brush pen (Petit3). Choose a pen body type and then choose your favorite ink cartridge color to customize your Petit pen (sold separately).
The ink cartridges are compatible across all three body styles. Select your nib and body style and ink color to create your favorite pen combination!
The Petit1 pen bodies have the same fountain pen nibs as the original line and is available in four different body colors.
The new Petit2 pens have a felt tip or "sign pen" nib. The body styles for these pens are slightly different than their Petit1 fountain pen counterparts, as only the barrel and clip are colored.
The new Petit3 pens have a calligraphy type brush tip. Like the Petit1 and Petit2, the body colors are transparent. The clip on these pens however, is a solid color.
The ink cartridges can be used with any of the Petit pen models, allowing you to fully customize your Petit pen.
What do you think will be your favorite Petit combination?
April 15, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Calligraphy Pens
The Pilot Parallel Pens are available in 1.5 mm, 2.4 mm, 3.8 mm and 6.0 mm sizes. Each set comes with one Parallel Pen, one red ink cartridge, one black ink cartridge, a cleaning converter, and instruction booklet. You can follow the examples in the instruction booklet to create beautiful calligraphy for your writing needs.
To use the pen, simply insert the cartridge into the pen. The ink should start flowing soon after. To create beautiful color gradation you will need two pens with two different color ink cartridges. Hold the pens vertically, touch one nib to the other nib, and hold for several seconds.
The color from the top pen will be transferred to the bottom pen! The longer you hold the pens together, the more ink will be transferred. As you write with the bottom pen you will see a unique blend of colors that will slowly fade out as the transferred ink is used up. It will be a very elegant touch to any project!
(Images and beautiful writing samples were provided by JetPens customer Josh Scruggs.)
JetPens customer Josh Scruggs of 26symbols.com is a Graphic Designer who designs typefaces/fonts all day for a greeting card company. Awesome, huh? He created some great calligraphy samples with some of our pens. Thanks Josh!
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