Extra Fine Tip Fountain Pen – Fines or additional penalties? That is the question. We often get asked about different nib widths, and we completely understand your curiosity. After all, the most important thing about a pen is how it writes. Over the years we have learned that cell widths can vary significantly between manufacturers. Half an additional penalty for one company may be well within range for another. Moreover, different writers using the same nich can get slightly different results, depending on how they use the pen.
Due to the lack of a simple universal standard, and because we’re a curious bunch, we’ve created a test method that combines handwriting with the newest member of our team, the handwriting robot. Our part-human, part-machine comparison test helps us put various points through their paces with remarkable consistency.
Extra Fine Tip Fountain Pen
From time to time we try out our most popular masks, pencils and colors, but where do we start? Fortunately, this decision was made for us when a customer contacted us and asked us to compare some of our additional points. Specifically, we have round, precision, stainless steel points available as spare parts. So we did.
Rotring Core Lysium Fountain Pen Extra Fine Nib
If you have a particular eyepiece or pen you’d like to try, let us know by sending us a message in this post and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
With any luck, what follows now is a useful test done with robotic stabilization to provide an accurate comparison and … without wanting too much attention (pun intended), a comprehensive, complete review and very detailed to help you choose a nib with confidence. Please let us know any suggestions or feedback you have about the testing process, as we are always looking for ways to improve the process.
A thin nib is a nib of your choice with a smaller handwriting that allows for smaller letters without blending into the shape of your counter (the white space inside your letters). It’s perfect for writers who want to fit a lot of words into a small space, like a diary, to look at week after week. Although they lend themselves to short, precise, and detailed writing, many of the finer points are chosen because of the writer’s personal preference. They give your handwriting some lightness and create a crisp, clean look on the page.
Scrivi Pens Fountain Pen Set Extra Fine Nib Classic
The three rings on test are all round stainless steel, so you can expect consistent stability and line width. While we’re looking at additional finer eyepieces for the purpose of this test, it’s worth noting that all of these eyes are available in at least 4 eyepiece widths, with some ranges including left bud eyes, left bud eyes, and baby eyes. Something for everyone.
In the interest of a fair test, we decided to pick a color and stick with it. Diamine Blue-Black Fountain Pen Ink is a premium ink that bridges the gap between conventional color options and is within reach for everyday color.
For paper, we’re clearly onto something amazing. We appreciate that not everyone buys the best paper for fountain pens. We use standard 80gsm copy paper.
Bailey Light™ Polished Blue Resin Fountain Pen [extra Fine Nib]
Our stress test compares seeds under three different linear stresses. We start with the minimum pressure of the bottom, where the maximum weight of the pen nib is mainly supported by the writer, leaving about 5 to 10 grams of weight on the nib. This will help you show how the feed is delivering the ink to the nib and whether extra pressure is needed to stimulate ink flow.
Moderate pressure tests the nib under standard linear pressure, which our first tests showed us between 50 and 70 grams. The stress level tells us how well the nib performs under extreme pressure, such as the force when writing your most prominent signature, a maximum of about 105 grams.
We see two things here; What line width can you expect from the nib and how flexible is it. As the pressure on the nib increases, we expect the teeth of the nib to bend and split, so a more flexible nib gives you more choice in string width.
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We expect a constant line width from a round nib, and Faber-Castell certainly gave us that, showing no difference in line width between pressures – exactly 0.04mm. You can expect to write lines between 0.86-0.90mm, which makes the Faber-Castell thinner at heavy pressure and thicker at light pressure. This is definitely one of the strongest masks out there. If you like compact grains, this is for you.
Both Lamy and Kaveko show more flexibility than Faber-Castell. The blade shows a difference in width of 0.22mm, writing from 0.81mm-1.03mm, landing somewhere in the middle of the range for light and medium pressure, but with more flexibility under extreme force. If flexibility is your main goal, the Kaweco nib is a winner, producing lines from 0.76mm to 1.01mm and writing with a width variation of 0.25mm.
So exactly how thick is an extra fine nib? This test allows us to say with reasonable confidence (0.03mm confidence level) that writing with a natural amount of pressure will produce a 0.90mm line with any of the round steel points we’ve tested here. The variation in line width depends on the flexibility of the nib, so if you’re looking for consistency, check out Faber-Castell. If you want your writing width to be more responsive to the pressure you apply, consider Lamy or Kaveko.
Pilot Namiki Fountain Pen Elite 95s Deep Red Extra Fine Nib Fes 1mm Dr Ef
Our writing robot has quickly become an invaluable team member, delivering consistent writing results that even seasoned hand writers can’t match. We use this constant for direct comparisons between nibs. Every robot test is the same, so the only thing that makes a difference in the results are the points.
Directional photos show how the nib writes in each direction when used; Down, up, right and left. Clockwise and counter-clockwise strokes are often used during bead repairs to check for scratches or changes in flow.
We use a selection of fonts from lowercase to uppercase to accommodate a range of different handwriting styles and sizes, and we set our robot to write at an average adult handwriting speed (68 characters per minute). . Drag the slider below to compare the look you get with different points.
Hongdian 525 Metal Fountain Pen Extra Fine Nib/ Bent Nib
Another advantage of our robot is that we are able to run the same test continuously using the same ink and paper to see the effect of the nib and ink shade consumption. The pressure and speed of the test are the same in each case, so the only major differences are the shape and flexibility of the nib and the amount of ink supplied by the feed.
Identifying the darkest and lightest points in each robot’s linear test and finding the percentage of darkness allows us to measure color – the difference between the darkest and lightest colors.
As you might expect, the darker shade is about the same for all three eggs; You can’t get any darker than saturation and all three eyes will get it. The Lamy z50 achieves excellent shades with a 25% difference between the darkest and lightest colors. The Safari fountain pen we used for testing produced plenty of ink even under light pressure, so we think the shading is largely due to the shape of the nib, which allows ink to rise and drag. At the end of the stroke when the pen begins to rise.
Kaweco Fountain Pen Nib Sizes
Faber-Castell and Kaveko nibs are more consistent in their shades and give similar results. Faber nibs create strokes with 20% shading, and the Kaveko 060 is the most consistent, creating uniform strokes with 19% shading. This test shows us that flexibility doesn’t always produce shade, with a firmer shade (Faber-Castell) producing less shade than a more flexible shade (Kaweko). Black food and nij form are important factors.
Some people like the look of the shade and others try to avoid it. Regardless of your choice, now you know what to expect for these three eggs.
No pen test is complete without taking it for a traditional test drive, no matter how shaky our line. We repeated the robot test with a human hand this time to get a better idea of how the eggs perform in standard use. [slide-her id=”3357″]
Jinhao 35 Metal Fountain Pen Extra Fine Nib 0.38mm Office Converter
So what did we find? The 3 nibs we tested wrote about 0.90mm at standard handwriting pressure, though there was a big difference in their flexibility. If you want consistency, choose a strong Faber-Castell nib. If you want a difference