Pen/Ink/Paper Collecting Thread

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Dr. Higgs, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. YMO

    YMO Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    DUVALLL-904
    Thanks all, for now I'll just focus on getting three TWSBI Eco's. The nib set price was slightly disappointed, a few bucks more and I can get a full pen. So I'll get from them the Medium, Broad, and 1.1stub and see which one I like the most. Maybe a notebook is fine, but I'm so used to lines, not grids.

    Any recommend on the lower price ink that I stated from Waterman and Pilot?
     
  2. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Likes Received:
    4,230
    Dislikes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines
    I'm a bit of a Noodler's ink fan. I wouldn't put it in my "nice" pens or any demonstrators I want to keep clean (rather aggressive inks), but you get a lot of ink for however much you pay. They're a decent value brand that generally performs well, especially the bulletproof line, but you need to be careful to clean your pens well if you use them because they're hypersaturated with colour.
     
    YMO and direstraitsfan98 like this.
  3. YMO

    YMO Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    DUVALLL-904
    Thanks! After reviewing it, I'll get two bottles of a black and a shade of blue from Pilot. Did some reading of them, and they have good reviews and they dry well. Of course anything is subject to change....
     
  4. Taverius

    Taverius Smells like sausages

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rapallo, Italy
    NBB - noodler's (bulletproof) black is kinda the default waterproof black for a lot of people.

    Just be careful opening the bottle as nathan fils them right to the lip of the bottle, and being waterproof it stains like hell.
     
    Ash1412 and YMO like this.
  5. YMO

    YMO Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    DUVALLL-904
    Got the following in the mail:

    TWSBI Ecos in three pens: M, B, 1.1stub

    Pilot Ink Cesarean Blue and Black

    Thoughts:

    TWSBI M: Feels natural to me, rights smoothly for the most part. Feels close to a Pilot Metro Medium.

    TWSBI B: SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER. Slightly thicker font than the M, but my handwriting looks slightly worse. Kind of fun.

    TWSBI 1.1stub: Why this pen isn't writing like butter? Should the bigger nib help it move fluent? I do get the appeal of the bigger front, it shows off the Cesarean Blue ink quite well. I however think something is missing or I must be doing something wrong here.

    Pilot Inks: Doesn't dry as fast as I like, but the ink quality to me is high. I can see why people would get different color inks and try them out.

    Also I'm not the biggest fan of the piston system. Even when I ejected ink earlier back to the ink container, there were still some ink after a few ups/downs with the piston system.
     
  6. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Likes Received:
    4,230
    Dislikes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines
    I don't remember if I've mentioned this before but TWSBI's stubs (which are almost italics really) are hit and miss. The 1.5mm I got years back had a bad case of baby's bottom (i.e. there was a gap in between tines that made it hard for ink to reach page) that I had to grind down. I vaguely recall other people reporting misaligned tines. I'm assuming you have a watch loupe— maybe you could inspect the nib tip to see if the tines really aren't balanced. Could also just be that they're too tightly pressed up against each other.

    A properly-tuned pen is designed to write under zero pressure. If you have to apply any pressure just go get it writing then that warrants investigation.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of piston fillers, haha. Definitely need to rinse cycle a few times for most inks.
     
    YMO likes this.
  7. YMO

    YMO Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    DUVALLL-904
    It explains a lot. I do think the 1.1stub is a miss, the Board feels lightly more thicker than I thought. The medium is good thou.

    I still prefer the feel of a Pilot Medium.
     

Share This Page