Basics of Fountain Pens
Keeping your fountain pen in good shape.
With back-to-school, we figured this would be a great time to bring in some new affordable fountain pen friendly notebooks, whether you're a student or you're just looking for a good notebook.
I've been meaning to write this blog post for a while, but now that there will be a price increase coming up,* I figured it would be a good time to share a bit on what adjusting your Noodler's Flex Pen might entail to help you decide if you're going to pull the trigger on one.
The Safari models are above, and the Al-Star models are below. Each year, Lamy puts out a special edition Safari and Al-Star colour, and once those are sold out, they're gone "forever."
Also known as: What Kaweco Nib Size Should I Get? Happy Friday! Even though the weekend is usually busier and more hectic than our weekdays, running the bricks & mortar, I guess remnants from when I was in the "real workforce" mean that I still get the Friday freedom jitters.
Usually around September we get a few parents coming by looking for fountain pens for their kids.
The swappable nibs will fit on: Classic Sport (plastic) Al-Sport (metal) Liliput Allrounder Dia2 Special If you get a spare nib, it often comes in either a plastic section (some of the Sport nibs, and most of the italic nibs), or a nib housing, which is smaller and just around the nib and feed.
Most fountain pen inks are not super water-proof. There are some that are more waterproof than others, but most have some limited resistance.
The faster you get water and soap on your hands, the better. If you know you are going to be doing inky work, and want to avoid inky hands, it's best to wear gloves.
Often when people start using fountain pens, they discover quickly after that not all paper is made equal.