My 5th JetPens Review!...
, January 18, 2009
My 5th JetPens Review! Hip Hip Hurray!
Everyone here just seems to love these Pilot Parallel Pens. Well I must admit, I
do too! These pens are, FREAKING AWESOME!
Now don't get upset JetPens, but these are so much more responsive than the Lamy
Joy Calligraphy pens or Safari Italic nibs. I've ground my Lamy nibs and could
not get the crisp line and smoothness of pen to paper as the Pilot Parallel Pens
had right out of the box. But, I have to admit a predilection for the Lamy's ink
flow, even if they do have a hard start problem.
Now there is one little thing, these pens are the wettest writers that I've ever
used. That means you'll have to be extra persnickety when it comes to your paper
and ink selection. On the right papers with the right inks these pens are a
dream to use. On the wrong papers the amount of ink these pens lay down could be
one of the most frustrating experiences in your calligraphic studies. And NO, I
ain't telling what papers or inks (maybe) you should try, that's part of the fun
of good penmanship.
Now for those of you who haven't read my previous 4 reviews, of 4 of the best
products worth checking out on JetPens (You gotta search them out for yourself),
I won't hold you in suspense when it comes to my choice of color to put in this
pen, BLACK. Noodler's to be exact. Noodler's BulletProof Black to be right and
proper. Noodler's BulletProof Black which is one of the thicker inks available
today (It's right up there with Platinum's Carbon Black, also available at
JetPens). Now if this pen flows like the great Mississippi with Noodler's
BulletProof Black just imagine what it will do with a thinner ink like Noodler's
Polar Black (I did say I liked black and Noodler's). That means I think this may
be a fast writer's pen of their dreams. This pen spreads ink that'll keep up
with the fastest writer in the west!
Now it also comes on good authority, from Lily of JetPens, that for those of us
who write through ink faster than we can fill our pens, and prefer even more
colors than cartridges alone will allow, that there are 2 other converters
available for this pen, the Pilot CON-20 and CON-50. Unfortunately the Pilot
CON-70 converter is not available and will have nothing to do with this pen. I
hear the CON-70 has even produced a restraining order against the Parallel Pen's
friendly advances. But the cleaning converter (wink wink) can also be used as an
ink converter and holds a goodly amount of ink as well. So try yourself a larger
ink capacity, if you think you can handle it, just be sure to thank Lily of
JetPens for the good advice.