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Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink Collection - 30 ml Bottle - Royal Blue - PELIKAN 301010
  I really like the color..., February 9, 2014
I really like the color of this ink. It is a nice light blue with a hint of purple. However, it is a little too light and the color gets washed out if you write continuously.
Lamy T52 Fountain Pen Ink + Ink Blotter Tape - 50 ml Bottle - Black - LAMY LT52BK
  This is my first ink..., February 9, 2014
This is my first ink bottle, which I purchased along with my Pilot Metropolitan. The ink is nice and dark. There is some feathering on notebook paper, though I suspect it is as much due to the size of the nib as it is the ink. The blotter tape is also a very thoughtful addition. However, mine ran out halfway through the bottle.
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3
  This is a great pen if..., February 9, 2014
This is a great pen if you're looking for a cheap but effective and fun writing instrument. I have a blue/black and a violet preppy for annotating on the margins (the ink stands out so I can easily identify my note). The design is attractive, the nib is smooth, the ink flows well, there's not much that can go wrong for a $3.30 pen. It is definitely a fountain pen you should try using at least once, fountain pen enthusiast or not.
Cons: While it feels great to write, I don't quite like the feel of it in my hand. It lacks the solid feel of a nice fountain pen and the nib feels a little flimsy. Combined with reports of the plastic cracking, I usually try to be very careful when writing as well as avoid snapping in the cap too often (to avoid drying, I would put on the cap but not snap it on completely, only doing so when I am done with writing and storing it in my bag). I am considering converting it to an eyedropper, but I have a feeling that I will be very paranoid about the ink leaking out or the body cracking.
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Black Zigzag Body - PILOT 91101
  This fountain pen is..., February 9, 2014
This fountain pen is definitely a must have for both beginners and enthusiasts alike!
I was not a beginner to fountain pens as I spent most of my childhood using them. I decided to reenter the world of fountain pens by purchasing a Metropolitan several months ago, along with a bottle of Lamy black ink. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. This pens writes great right out of the box and I honestly couldn't stop writing once I start. Since then, I've bought several pens (some Chinese ones, several Platinum Preppys and a Lamy Safari), but still this pen is my favorite. I love the solid feel of it in my hand (can't say the same about the flimsy feel of a Preppy), the smooth line it puts down on any paper and the sleek, attractive design. It's a shame that there is only medium nib (it's a little too thick for me) but I wouldn't trade it for the world. What's more, it already came with a converter attached so I don't have to spend extra for one.
If you are new to fountain pen and are debating between this pen and the Lamy Safari (like I was) or other inexpensive pen, I would wholeheartedly recommend this pen for you. Trust me, you will not regret it.
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