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Trying Pilot Demonstrator Pens - Custom 74 and Custom 823

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Trying Pilot Demonstrator Pens - Custom 74 and Custom 823

When Pen Boutique owner Leena asked me to write about the Pilot Custom 74 and Custom 823, I was thrilled. I love Pilot pens, and the majority of the pens I own are Pilots. I was already intimately familiar with the black double broad Custom 74 that I bought three years ago, which has always behaved perfectly. However, all the Custom 74s that we carry at Pen Boutique are the translucent demonstrator models, so they look very different from my solid black pen, and I had never tried a demonstrator pen! (I know, kind of close-minded of me!) The Custom 823 is also a demonstrator, so I started thinking a lot about...

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Ink Trivia

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Using a twist converter with Ink BottleOne of the many joys of using a fine fountain pen is availability in the wide assortment of bottled ink to choose from. Whether conservative or flamboyant, there is an ink to fit every personality and your every mood. You can always dip a pen for inking, but using a pen converter provides a longer lasting ink reserve and allows your ideas to flow. Some may be a little leery of exploring using a fountain pen converter. Here are some detailed easy instructions to take out the mystery of converters.1.) Unscrew the neck from...

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Ink Trivia - Bottles vs. cartridges/Instructions for use

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Ink Trivia Ink Bottles: Bottles vs. cartridges/Instructions for use Although it is a personal preference, there is a cost benefit factor in choosing ink bottles over ink cartridges for your fountain pen. According to research done by Noodler’s a 4.5 oz bottle of their ink has the amount of ink equal to $72.94 worth of the least costly retail ink cartridges in the world. In addition, Noodler’s Ink has a reputation for being good quality, is safe for all fountain pens and comes in a wide range of colors. Using bottled ink when you can makes sense – it is...

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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen

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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen The newest Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen is here and ready for shipment. The latest choice is now an Ultra Fine, 0.2mm. It is available in Red, Black and Blue/Black. This is the perfect pen for sketches and taking notes. There was minimal scratchiness when writing with this pen. The price point is very reasonable for a re-fillable fountain pen. The variety of colors makes them great for drawing and the see-through barrels lets you know the exact ink level.The Preppy is still available in the Fine, 0.3mm, and Medium, 0.5mm. There is also the highlighter and...

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