Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

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Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point – There are many free fountain pens on the market around $3-$4, but in my experience there is only one good one, the Pilot University (or V-Pen as it is known in other markets).

Pilot University is a free plastic bottle pen with a stainless steel nib. It comes in seven colors and only one tip: neutral. [Edit: It has come to my attention that a branded version of the Pilot “V-Pen” is available with a fine tip (thanks to Mark for the tip).]

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

The problem with even the cheapest fountain pens is a lack of quality control (and what do you expect for $4?). Most of them are very bad; Platinum Preppy and Sailor Clear Candy come to mind.

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I have been using university fountain pens for years and have only had one bad experience. I’m about 50% with Preppy.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

The University’s laser-cut stainless steel nib is incredibly smooth and springy. This nib can also be written easily by turning it down. The midrange is on the good side and should please most users.

The ink is waterproof and I know there is no way to refill it at the university. Thanks to the roller-shaped channel, you don’t have to worry (much) about leaks or spills. These pens are suitable for both airplane and standard rollerballs.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

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The case has a transparent catch part that allows you to see the feed, and the case has a black viewing window.

The university I pictured is an older version, but everything is the same as the current model.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

The university was small and I remember they were very bad. The new design isn’t as terrible as the V-Pen brand models, but it works well, and that’s what matters. Pilot University is a stylish, versatile, comfortable and easy to use fountain pen. Remove tip ready to use or refill when eye drops. A medium steel nib, filled with black ink and ready to write!

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Although the barrel of the pen is clear you can see the ink and refill inside.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

How to open/close the cap from the pen barrel. Some common options include cap, screw cap, magnetic cap, or no cap.

Although the nib/nib fits into the body of the pen (mostly for clicking and rotating various pens).

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

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The length of the visible part of the tip inserted into the holder is measured from the gun to the tip.

When the pen cap is attached to the back of the pen body, it is the size of the entire pen, including the nib.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

Check out our blog for more information on these filling techniques, including videos on filling each section.

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It depends on the filling method, but usually it swells and washes off with water, sometimes the pen is a little thinner if the ink is still there.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

That’s easier said than done, so we’ve put together some quick videos to show you how it works:

Water usually works, but we recommend using Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been in the pen for a while and is drying, or if you are changing the color of the ink.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

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First things first…make sure your pen has ink! Make sure that the ink is properly inserted into the cartridge or converter pen so that it does not run out of ink.

We always recommend cleaning your pen using Goulet Pen Flush or dish soap. New pens often have a lot of oily residue left in the feed, so good cleaning is key.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

If that doesn’t work, try filling the channel. This involves dipping the nib and feeding it with ink, or feeding ink to the transducer.

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You may submit a return request within 30 days of the order date. You can read our full return policy here.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

To initiate a return, submit a request on the return form. Our customer support team can contact you for more information.

Please note that we cannot accept returns after using Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pens and inks. Before use, carefully inspect the pen and test it dry.

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen Fine Point

Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen