Just got my daughter into them. Picked her up a Pilot Metropolitan to get her started.
Quote from: Aloha007 on January 13, 2017, 04:52:05 PMJust got my daughter into them. Picked her up a Pilot Metropolitan to get her started. Got a Pilot around here somewhere I usually recommend the Lamy Safari
Quote from: Smashie on January 13, 2017, 04:58:47 PMQuote from: Aloha007 on January 13, 2017, 04:52:05 PMJust got my daughter into them. Picked her up a Pilot Metropolitan to get her started. Got a Pilot around here somewhere I usually recommend the Lamy SafariI got her a pack of Platinum Preppy's as well. I've bought her Rhodia note books and paper products so I figured it was time for her to try some other writing implements.I believe the Safari uses proprietary refills? Correct me as I am not certain.
Here's what I recently got her.
The pack of Preppy's is colored. The Pilot is black cartridge there is a converter for it. This is her first foray into fountain pens so we'll see if she like using them then we'll get the converter and other ink.
Quote from: Aloha007 on January 13, 2017, 05:24:13 PMThe pack of Preppy's is colored. The Pilot is black cartridge there is a converter for it. This is her first foray into fountain pens so we'll see if she like using them then we'll get the converter and other ink. Cool, I only use coloured ink which freaks some people out, Diamine Grape, Deep Dark Green and Ancient copper. The Grape and the Green will pass for black unless you are under really strong light. I say this because some schools and or workplaces get funny about writing in any other colour.
I use and like fountain pens and have a few relatively cheap ones. Shown here from left to right are:Pilot Birdie, this is probably my favourite in regards to size but while I like the result from writing with the fine tip it is a bit to sharp. I got this one to replace another of the same model that I lost, this new one is missing the refilling bulb so it's empty until I can find refills.Parker Jotter, the plastic on this one cracked and it has also made a bit of a mess of the pen pocket on one of my suit jackets when the cap came loose.Parker Vector, not really my style but it belonged to my grandfather.Lamy St, my latest and meant to replace the Birdie that I lost (before I got another Birdie from my father). Unfortunately it is horribly unbalanced if posted unlike the Birdie that only gets better when posted.I got the piston refill for the Lamy (pictured left) but I'm still using the first of the rather large refills. I'm not that in the know about inks so I've been using a cheap (and available locally) Pelican royal blue or the branded ones. I prefer royal blue for the possibility to erase it and for the "classic" look it gives the writing. (Image removed from quote.)
Received some new inks today. Four small bottles, and a small pack of cartidges to tip the order into free shipping. The Diamine Grape I already have, and the Parker Vector is fueled up with it. The Safari clone got fitted with one of the Chocolate Brown cartridges, and I just dipped a nib into the rest of the bottles to write with them for the attached pic. The wider stripes are done with cotton buds. In real life there is a bigger distingtion between the Teal and Twilight. Please excuse the bad quality pic, that's house lighting and the camera on the phone, so not true colours
Some very nice colours.
Nice pens guys!I tend to lean towards Parkers myself.
Ok that burnt Siena looks better on the paper than the samples I looked at
@50 Those colors are really nice. I wouldn't think brown ink but I like it very much. My daughter is really liking her pens and has been writing a lot more, journaling. She takes notes mostly with them but she's enjoying them a lot. Her friend has taken a shine to them as well.