>not writing with Swiss made luxury writing instruments
Skilcraft B3 Aviator
started using them when I was in the military, never wanted for another pen
has black and red ink and a mech. pencil
>spending money on a luxury pen
Like consulting the Zagat for spaghetti and meatballs, desu
Lamy 4 life
Depends on the paper quality. Some cheaper paper will bleed or blotch.
A nice cheap fountain pen for around $15 (which is still a quality writing pen) would be the Pilot Metropolitan (they have both a fine and medium nib). Just buy an ink converter (since the one it comes with is a joke) or just buy disposable ink cartridges.
I've found that cheap composition books, especially NORCOM brand (smooth, opaque paper, usually sold at Walmart or other quasi-department stores) or books using paper sourced from Brazil are extremely fountain pen friendly, even for larger nib sizes.
On the low end, I've found that Mead makes fountain pens unpleasant. While you won't get bleedthrough or feathering if you use a F or EF, the paper is sort of rough and transparent.
On the high end of composition books, you can't do much better than Oxford.
I recommend the fine metropolitan unless you have large handwriting; coming from the usually finer, lighter, skipper ballpoint tip to their broader and darker FP equivalents is jarring sometimes.
The fine Metropolitan is very fine, so don't sweat about it.
Take a picture of your normal handwriting position.
If you're an overhand leftie or an underhand leftie, it probably won't smear; however, since you said you smear with your regular pen, I'd recommend a fast-drying ink like Noodler's HoD. Once it's on the page for a second, it won't smudge at all (especially on uncoated paper like comp books).
The reason ballpoints and gel pens smear is because the ink used is pigment in a greasy suspension. When you write with these, the ink sits atop the page and can be smeared with a fingertip easily.
Fountain pens and rollerballs use a dye-in-water ink, which penetrates the fibers and eliminates the fear of smear; however, it does introduce some anxiety about bleedthrough and feathering.
As long as you use a fine enough nib and a quality paper, you'll never have trouble. Most FP ink reviews online include a dry time test as well.
Only looks like that after dicking around with swashes and cursive in senior year. I do have some calligraphy practice but that came well after my handwriting settled in.
>implying I'm not in community college
>implying I'm not an idiot
The shittier the pen, the sturdier, the better your writing.
>not the pilot G-Tec-C3
Enjoy thick coarse lines
>near illegible handwriting
>can't draw a straight line worth shit
>implying I don't import my crazy directly from the land of the slanty-slanty sniffy-panty
anything more elaborate than this is pure extravagance
gold pens will not improve your leaden prose
How about you fucking
Lamy Safari, the cheapest quality fountain pen, like $26 bux
Away from home but i write with a handmade dip pen, i turned a banksia pod for the handle and was thinking of inserting graphite for a pencil but ended up getting a friend to make a nib out of a coke can, which i used a blowtorch to join to the handle (a mistake as the handle now has charred marks). It's hard to scratch from right to left but is otherwise beautiful to write with, all honestly i mainly just use it for projects rather than everyday writing (I use a computer).
who else /easternfountainpens/ here?
Currently using a Hero, but sadly I have forgotten which model. Black and silver, med. width. The Japs are based when it comes to inexpensive fountain pens that are reliable.
Heh, you do you that joke about pens in space?
At one point NASA spent millions of dollars to invent a pen that could be used in space without the ink floating away. The russians used a pencil. Haha.
>not getting with the times
mein negro. came here to say this. Are we normies or just better writers?
Pilot precise V7, blue ink
Been buying these since 2001, favorite pen in the world
Yeah yeah. But I like the thick line and the ink flowing out really wantonly. The thinner point on the V5 is neater but it scratches more and takes more effort to draw along the tooth of the paper. I prefer a fast and smooth writing experience even if it is sloppier.
How the fuck do you guys write so neat? Two years of frantically scrawling notes during lectures has ruined mine completely
>they don't use Parker pens
How cheap are you fucks? Invest in the pen and buy refills.
What's the best resource for improving handwriting?
It's always been serviceable at best, but I feel that it's a dying art and one I'd like to keep alive.
Also, is there any legitimate reason for fountain pens in this day and age? Genuine question.
I buy these because I'm a pretentious cyberpunk wanna be
>tfw no one knows how special my pens are
Any sort of pen you vain, pretentious, and utter faggot. I am cringing entirely to think that there are men who actually give a thought to what they write with and who go so far as to take pride in it. You post that pen on Instagram too?
>parker sonnet ballpoint
Noodler's and Lamy pens are cheap and good looking
If you're really a budget boy, you can buy a jinhao
Enjoy your muscle cramps from having to press down that bloody ball into your paper. Fountain pens, not even exclusively the expensive ones, glide over the paper and it takes a lot less effort. I've owned various, but I've now found one for €2 that writes like a dream.
Uniball Onyx (for writing and study notes) and Pilot G2 10 (for taking notes in class) because I'm not about to spend ridiculous anounts of money on a pen.
Print is above, script is below. It's all slanty because I have had a tendency to slant my paper since I was a boy.
if it has good enough paper and the pen isnt a wet writer. I would recommend getting quality paper, thats soft and smooth to the touch, and a wet writing pen for the best experience. one with a medium to broad nib or bigger.
>Not using a quill to write your things.
Jesus Christ /lit/. Are you all plebs?
>all these pens
>no standard paper-mate black
I know you're giving me a hassle but you're retarded
tfw poor Australian student milking the hell out of a 10-ish pack of based kilometrico from the early 2000s