This is the best retractable ballpoint pen. I used them from elementary through
high school, and beyond. When I saw the 60th anniversary edition here on
JetPens, I had to have it. I ordered one right away, the gray green (turquoise)
which reminds me of life in the 50s and 60s. Writes so smoothly, the ink just
glides across paper. It works great with any paper, but wait until you use it on
fountain pen paper, like my Rhodia Webbies. Now I have a pen that I carry all
the time with my Rhodia idea and songwriting books. It inspires me to write. The
only problem is that I only bought one. And everyone who writes with it loves it
and comments how nicely it writes. To correct that mistake I’m going to order
a few more while they’re still available.
Excellent fountain pen (my first). First of all it is beautifully designed,
engineered, and a well-made writing instrument. I find this pen very easy to
fill, I've been using Lamy inks. It is comfortably balanced in my hand. Just
enough weight with or without posting the cap. And the grip is easy to hold
But the best feature is how silky smooth it lays ink down on paper, especially
with Rhodia web-notebooks. I'm a professional songwriter and for me there's
nothing better than 'old school' pen and paper to take a song from concept to
completion. Before the Lamy, I used many different types of pens. Since, it has
become my favorite writing tool. As this is my first fountain pen I am extremely
surprised to find how the ink simply flows, easily gliding across the page. And
because it flows so nicely, I honestly feel my creativity flows as well.
JetPens.com service is excellent. Everything I order is exactly as described and
arrives on time. JetPens is now my go-to source for writing equipment.
I love these Field Note Memo Books. First, they easily fit in my shirt pockets,
pants pockets etc. I carry two with me at all times: one for songwriting ideas,
as inspiration can come at any time and anyplace (hate to think of how many
ideas I thought I'd remember); the second for general note taking. These books
are stapled, no more looking for scraps of paper. Second, they work beautifully
with my favorite Signo 0.38 pens. These aren't meant for fountain pen use, but
who cares. I have journal books for that. These are Field Notes, perfect with
fine line pens and pencils.
Best journal I've tried to date. I am in the quest for writing instruments, pens
& papers, as part of a self-imposed long-term songwriting project - going "old
school". I turned to JetPens to find, and experiment with, tools for
handwriting. Writing with pen and paper helps to start and maintain the creative
process in a way that computers cannot.
So far the Exacompta Journal is about as close to perfection as I could hope
for. The size is a great compromise between too small and too large. The paper
is a pleasure to write on and the refillable cover holds the refill securely
(and looks beautiful). The lined refill has room at the top of each page for
date and notes. The pages are permanently bound, they are not removable nor can
extra pages be inserted. This is very important for my work, especially when it
comes to proof of copyright.
I love writing with this system. I plan to order a bundle of refills to keep a
consistent set of records of my handwritten songs. I also ordered another
Exacompta Journal in a different color to jot down ideas (e.g. TItles, themes,
Love this pen, it is quickly becoming my favorite. Writes rather fluidly for a
0.38 mm point. In fact, I am extremely impressed with how small I am able to
write, without skipping or any problem whatsoever. It reminds me of fine writing
instruments I used as a draftsperson many years ago. The green-black ink is a
wonderful color, more of a pine green. I love writing with it so much that I
plan to order more in different colors to use for both writing & drawing. At
this price I can afford to indulge. Thanks JetPens.