This nibs are excellent....
, August 10, 2014
This nibs are excellent. I've been doing tests with several different inks
(Pilot documentary ink, Kaimei Lettering Sol and Windsor and Newton Indian Ink)
and it works wonderfully with all of them! No wonder why this are the top choice
nibs from most professional Mangakas in Japan. We're fortunate that we can count
with JetPens to get the chance to draw with this top quality nibs. You can get
thick, well defined lines but also makes very thin lines for tiny/extreme
details. Just awesome.
One thing I want to share here is that I begin using one nib right out of the
box, meaning, without doing any pre-setup to remove the oil coat from the tip
and good news, everyone, it worked perfectly since the very first trace! Ink was
flowing perfect after using it for 2 hours. Then I took another nib from the
cute little box and I did the setup to remove the oil coat with lemon juice and
dish soap provided here on the reviews section by bitmavric (thanks a lot for
sharing it!) And I don't know if I did the procedure correctly but after using
that particular nib for 1 hour I feel like the nib wasn't acting as good as the
first nib. I couldn't get those extremely thin lines because the ink flow was
either too much or not ink flowing at all! It was kinda frustrating at times. In
a few words: I wasn't getting the same precise control compared to the first nib
without any oil coat remove procedure.
So yeah I think it will be better to do some doodle tests with this nibs without
any pre-setup for a couple hours and if you find that the ink flow is doing good
in that time I think it will be better to leave it as it is without applying any
kind of weird liquid or burning the nib. Plus, the nib will last a lot longer.
Sorry for the lenghty review but I wanted to share this experience because
there's not much info about this on the Internet. Cheers from Mexico!