I went to school to be an Industrial Arts Teacher, Shop Teacher.Really? Fountain pens not technical pens? Or are they the same?
Oh, ok. I know of technical pens from my stint in Engineering Graphics... but I never learned about fountain pens.I went to school to be an Industrial Arts Teacher, Shop Teacher.
We used technical pens to ink mechanical drawings. This is similar to using a mechanical pencil on velum but with a ink.
We used Fountain pens to reproduce traditional Greek lettering by hand.
Not the same. A technical pen uses a hollow tube and has to be held nearly perpendicular to the paper.Really? Fountain pens not technical pens? Or are they the same?
My thoughts exactly. Baron Bic made a fortune with these disposale roller pens, they work, they are easy to use. I love the 4 colour one.I use a BIC. Had many Cross & other fancy pens lost all of them. So now a BIC works great have a box of them so when clients walk off with one no problem.
A Pilot Vanishing Point is very similar to a click-top ballpoint pen. Click the top button and the point of the nib appear from withing the body; click it again and nib disappears back inside. Think Parker T-Ball Jotter from the 60's.
Pilot were the first to implement this behaviour with a fountain pen. Owners have a choice - use an ink cartridge or use a piston-like converter to use bottled ink - but not both at the same time. Instructions included within the box of this pen clearly state how to use the cartridge OR the converter.
This is the pen
and here are the instructions
Apologies to all who have no knowledge of archaic writing tools. Whats an iPad - some new-fangled frisbee?
I would love to. Unfortunately (or not), I am on one month's leave abroad in a sunny place and have left my Mont Blanc behind.How about a pic of your Mont Blanc, in my younger days, I lusted after fine pens, and that would get Nick's thread back on track.