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Old 04-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fountain Pen Upgrades

So i have been using stock fountain pen kits for a while and want to step it up a bit... So far my CSUSA Ftn. Pen kits have treated me well but they have their problems... So what are some great upgrades that can really help the functionality of a fountain pen?

  • I have heard about replacement nibs (which ones are best if i want a medium writing line and a smooth writing experience)
  • Something about vacuum ink feeds (what are those)
  • Best inks and paper?

I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering these things, and if we could get a compiled article in the library, that would be an awesome resource... Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At this time you can't go wrong with Lou's nibs (and they are 50% off). A schmidt pump, not the one sent with the kits will do well but I'm lazy and like a cartridge but throw away all my kit cartridges and use private reserve cartridges. A couple of great papers are Rhodia and Clairefontaine.. Hope this helps..
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