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Ok, a question for all the fountain pen aficionados, does any of you practice/use the Spencerian style?

If yes, what pens/nibs do you use?


Of the nibs currently being produced, I like the Hunt Imperial model. But you can get vintage nibs pretty easily, even unused ones. I got over 100 Esterbrook Bank Pen nibs for about $20 on ebay.

post #1877 of 2620
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Ok, a question for all the fountain pen aficionados, does any of you practice/use the Spencerian style?

If yes, what pens/nibs do you use?

 

I've never done Spencerian or Calligraphy... 

post #1878 of 2620
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Of the nibs currently being produced, I like the Hunt Imperial model. But you can get vintage nibs pretty easily, even unused ones. I got over 100 Esterbrook Bank Pen nibs for about $20 on ebay.

 

I'm currently looking to get into this, but just unsure about the dip pen part. From what I know, and have read at other forums, the monoline style Spencerian developed for business use (non ornamental) doesn't necessarily require a dip pen or a flex nib.

Still researching, as I don't want to learn it for calligraphy, but for regular use (I write in cursive hand).

post #1879 of 2620
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I've never done Spencerian or Calligraphy... 

 

Neither have I, but Spencerian doesn't need to be calligraphic.

post #1880 of 2620
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I've never done Spencerian or Calligraphy... 

 

Neither have I, but Spencerian doesn't need to be calligraphic.

 

For clarity, I understand the both the difference and what you were asking. Just offered my non-interest in them. I write cursive & print in one direction, and print in another direction entirely as well. Not sure how to describe the three styles. 

 

Though, I can explain that the first two (cursive & print) is a result of writing thousands of personal letters each year. The latter printing came as a result of Uni - needing the Prof and fellow classmates to better understand what the heck I was trying to biggrin.gifcommunicate.

post #1881 of 2620
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For clarity, I understand the both the difference and what you were asking. Just offered my non-interest in them. I write cursive & print in one direction, and print in another direction entirely as well. Not sure how to describe the three styles. 

 

Though, I can explain that the first two (cursive & print) is a result of writing thousands of personal letters each year. The latter printing came as a result of Uni - needing the Prof and fellow classmates to better understand what the heck I was trying to biggrin.gifcommunicate.

 

My apologies, I hope you didn't take it in any negative sense.

post #1882 of 2620

:thumb: Hardly. Just sharing my thoughts; experiences with writing. I never advanced beyond Mandarin-1. Should I resume my studies, I'm looking forward to learning/writing characters... looks fun.

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I was wondering if any of you pen aficionados could help me out. I'd like to letter my own greeting card with a broad nibbed pen, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best sort of paper/cardstock to do that. I'm looking for something blank and white (though a slight yellow or tan tint might be nice, too) and, most importantly, something that will stand up to ink without bleeding through and/or feathering.

 

Any brand suggestions?

post #1884 of 2620
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I was wondering if any of you pen aficionados could help me out. I'd like to letter my own greeting card with a broad nibbed pen, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best sort of paper/cardstock to do that. I'm looking for something blank and white (though a slight yellow or tan tint might be nice, too) and, most importantly, something that will stand up to ink without bleeding through and/or feathering.

 

Any brand suggestions?

 

I'd say you'll need something > 100gsm.

I'm not that sure about a brand, but if you go to a shop with these specs, you should be able to get something.

 

EDIT: Now I remember, Daler-Rowney makes a lot of varieties of thick paper.


Edited by proton007 - 5/1/13 at 7:40pm
post #1885 of 2620

Just got this in the mail today:

 

 

Sailor Reglus (Blue).

Has a very nice blue color, with a glowy feel. Very smooth nib.

post #1886 of 2620
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Just got this in the mail today:

 

 

Sailor Reglus (Blue).

Has a very nice blue color, with a glowy feel. Very smooth nib.

 

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post #1887 of 2620
 
 
 

 

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Just got this in the mail today:

 

Sailor Reglus (Blue).

Has a very nice blue color, with a glowy feel. Very smooth nib.

Looks nice! Congrats wink_face.gif

 

 

I bought a Pelikan M600 last week, and I'm waiting for a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 to arrive ph34r.gif

 
post #1888 of 2620
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Looks nice! Congrats wink_face.gif

 

 

I bought a Pelikan M600 last week, and I'm waiting for a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 to arrive ph34r.gif

 


Thanks.

I'm really smitten by the Pelikans, but the price keeps me away. frown.gif

post #1889 of 2620
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Thanks.

I'm really smitten by the Pelikans, but the price keeps me away. frown.gif

Actually I've bought it "used" for $110 tongue.gif
It would have been a bit too expensive for me brand new

 


Edited by attika89 - 5/10/13 at 8:59am
post #1890 of 2620
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Thanks.

I'm really smitten by the Pelikans, but the price keeps me away. frown.gif


They're actually pretty reasonably priced compared to models from other brands with similar features. My m1000 cost quite a bit less than my Montblanc 149, and in a few ways I prefer it to the MB.

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