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post #1846 of 2535
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Diamine inks are great value. Nice colors and easy to clean from pens. £5,65/80ml

 

Located in Liverpool huh? I might go pick some up after lectures tomorrow.

post #1847 of 2535
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Still can't get consistently sized letters freehand. 

 

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That does seem to be one of the greatest difficulties with this stuff. I'm not even ready to try freehand yet until I've practiced much, much more. Here's a sample on simple notebook paper I posted in the TMAC thread (and on a new deviantART account I've started to track my progress):

 

 

post #1848 of 2535
I wonder if u guys have any tips on how to fix an issue im having with my mechanical pencil, ie the lead wont advance if i put the lead in the led tube. If i stick lead in through the tip, it will advance all of the lead on that single piece and then not advance anymore of the lead inside the lead tube. I am sad that my rotring 800 isnt working =(
post #1849 of 2535
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Originally Posted by Scott_Tarlow View Post

I wonder if u guys have any tips on how to fix an issue im having with my mechanical pencil, ie the lead wont advance if i put the lead in the led tube. If i stick lead in through the tip, it will advance all of the lead on that single piece and then not advance anymore of the lead inside the lead tube. I am sad that my rotring 800 isnt working =(


Seems like its a mechanical issue.

post #1850 of 2535
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I want to pick up a converter for my everyday pen, a Cross Century, anyone know of some decent ones? The one I found on amazon has bad reviews and I'm too far from my local pen store to buy one there(115 miles away). Some reasonably priced ink recommendations would be nice as well, preferably under the £10/50ml mark.

Which Cross Century, the old Classic Century or the newer, thicker Century II? If it's the new one, they use a proprietary screw-in converter, so you'd have to use the one that Cross makes. As for ink, Diamine as mentioned before is a good choice, or Noodler's if you're on a really tight budget. It depends on what colors you're looking for and how fast you want your ink, too. For black, my go-to ink is Aurora black. For blue, Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue.

post #1851 of 2535

Do Iroshizuku inks count? biggrin.gif

post #1852 of 2535
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Do Iroshizuku inks count? biggrin.gif

 

+1

post #1853 of 2535

If you want to justify the cost, the pretty bottle is enough already!

post #1854 of 2535

I think Akkerman could count as well than tongue.gif

post #1855 of 2535

Ah, but the concept of aesthetics in Japan is seen as an integral part of daily life. Both the Iroshizuku inks and the bottles they're in is something to behold. wink.gif

post #1856 of 2535
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I think Akkerman could count as well than tongue.gif

 

Some ink bottles remind me of Perfume bottles...

post #1857 of 2535
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Ah, but the concept of aesthetics in Japan is seen as an integral part of daily life. Both the Iroshizuku inks and the bottles they're in is something to behold. wink.gif


Agreed. Japanese material culture is something unique.

 

I'm yet to try the Iroshizuku inks though.

post #1858 of 2535

Ok, my search for a good affordable everyday use pen and writing paper continues.

 

For paper, I went looking for rhodia/clairefontaine, but ended up with the Maruman Mnemosyne (B5, Spiral Bound, 80 sheets). I also found the Maruman Giuris, but I'm guessing its thicker because its pretty expensive (~$12 for B5, 100 sheets, folder extra.).

 

The paper is really smooth, thick enough, and there's no ink bleeding on the other side. I'd say worth the $8.

 

 

As for pens, I got the Parker IM (Gold + Black) for $25.

 

Really like the classic look, and its pretty hefty to hold.

 

Also got the Pilot Prera (Ivory), and Pilot Metropolitan (Black dots). I'm really puzzled as to why the Prera is ~$50, while the Metropolitan is ~$20.

The Prera comes with a cartridge, I'll have to get the convertor separately.


Edited by proton007 - 4/21/13 at 5:48am
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Ok, my search for a good affordable everyday use pen and writing paper continues.

 

For paper, I went looking for rhodia/clairefontaine, but ended up with the Maruman Mnemosyne (B5, Spiral Bound, 80 sheets). I also found the Maruman Giuris, but I'm guessing its thicker because its pretty expensive (~$12 for B5, 100 sheets, folder extra.).

 

 

The paper is really smooth, thick enough, and there's no ink bleeding on the other side. I'd say worth the $8.

 

 

As for pens, I got the Parker IM (Gold + Black) for $25.

 

 

Really like the classic look, and its pretty hefty to hold.

 

Also got the Pilot Prera (Ivory), and Pilot Metropolitan (Black dots). I'm really puzzled as to why the Prera is ~$50, while the Metropolitan is ~$20.

 

The Prera comes with a cartridge, I'll have to get the convertor separately.

 

Great choices! I really like the Mnemosyne Paper!

How is the Metropolitan in comparison to the Prera?

 
post #1860 of 2535

Congrats on your effort, proton007! 

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