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Are there any “permanent” or close to permanent rollerball inks?

I use both rollerball and fountain pens for journaling and note taking. For journaling I use a fountain pen with Noodlers Bulletproof black ink because it is supposed to be at least somewhat ...
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Is there a single “best” position for holding a fountain pen while writing?

Certain positions are taught in school for holding a pen (not typically a fountain pen or quill in modern times). A variety of grips/positions can be seen in online photos. For example, from Amazon: ...
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What kind of paper should be preferred for fountain pens?

Of course the paper shouldn't have ghosting and feathering problems, besides that what should I look for in the paper for fountain pens. Some papers have teeth, some are very thin( school notebooks) ...
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Gold nibs vs steel nibs in fountain pens - Does it really matter?

I recently purchased a steel nib fountain pen of Parker. I saw that the gold nib one was more expensive and I thought that gold nib might be for style hence I didn't purchase it. What are gold nibs ...
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How to hold a thin grip pen?

I have got Parker Vector Metallics fountain pen. Its grip is very thin. I use tripod grip. My thumb and index finger touch each other when I grip this pen. This causes kind of irritation and pain in ...
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Role of a ball in a fountain pen's converter

The Parker Vector Mettalix Fountain Pen has a ball in its converter. The Camlin Elegante Fountain Pen does not have a ball in its converter. (I have both these pens.) What is the role of a ball in a ...
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How can I use a fountain pen while onboard an airplane?

When a fountain pen is onboard an aircraft, it can leak ink due to the strong pressure difference inside the pen vs. outside the pen. This can result in messes to clean up on the flight even if the ...
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How to maintain dry ink in a fountain pen and Pilot V7 pens?

I have got a dry ink and I have a fountain pen and Pilot V7 pens. I wish to use the dry ink in the above-mentioned pens. I will refill the cartridge of the Pilot pen with this ink. What precautions am ...
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What are dry inks and dry pens?

Because of its dry nature, it cannot be recommended for use in any pen that is also considered 'dry' as the rate of ink-flow is likely to be too low; that is its only practical restriction. From: ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

I have seen on Instagram that artists are able to draw curved lines which appear as if drawn by machines. I have also observed artists holding their pen in different ways than what is taught in ...
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Replenish the ink of a fountain pen by dipping

Will a fountain pen suck up the ink into its reservoir if I simply dip its nib into the ink?
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How to reduce ink flow of Pilot Parallel Pen?

I have a 2.8 Pilot Parallel Pen. It simply flows too much ink when writing. I have the 6mm too and it is just fine. Is there a way to reduce ink amount? https://pilotpen.com.au/products/parallel-pen/
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Can I replace the pencil and marker with ballpoint refills in the Lamy CP1 Tri Pen?

I'm interested in the Lamy CP1 Tri Pen, which is a multipen that comes with three pen types - black ballpoint (M 21), pencil (M 41), and orange marker (M 55). Is it possible to swap out the pencil ...
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Fine liners that don't wear out quickly?

I've used fineliners (plastic felt tip I think) for calligraphy in order to achieve low line width (0.05 or 0.1 mm), but the tip tends to wear out very quickly, much faster than the ink is depleted. ...
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Finest ballpoint/rollerball pen?

I would like to have a rollerball pen (or a ballpoint, or preferably both) for caligraphy, that is as fine as possible. I have a fineliner that is 0.05 mm, and I would like to have a fine rollerball ...
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Pilot Precise V5 RT refill alternatives

I love the body of the Pilot Precise V5 RT (retractable rollerball) pens. My question: has anyone found another manufacturer's refill cartridges that fit in that pen, or if anyone's had luck refilling ...
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Any White Pens/Markers To Write Over Black Pens?

I'm just getting into drawing, and I've made a sketch that I would like to fill in with black, red, and white pens (or markers). Since pen is permanent, though, I'm concerned that I might accidentally ...
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Where can I find super short pen refills?

So I'm making a portable mini pen which will need short pen refills. But I can't really find short pen refills on the market, the shortest one I found has the length of 2.6in (66mm) which if you look ...
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What are requirements for ballpoint/rollerball colour pens for art-grade drawing?

Some days ago I saw incredible coloured pen-drawings in some exhibition. I would like to try this medium myself. But before buying some pens I would like to get some requirements for ballpoint/...
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Best materials for a long-lasting scroll

I'm trying to make a scroll to document life events. The important requirements are: approximately 30cm wide by 2m tall relatively easy for other people to sign their names on it can be rolled up and ...
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What is the correct converter to fit my Inoxcrom fountain pen?

My grandfather left me an old Inoxcrom fountain pen that was given to him as a gift. I have been using it as a dip pen to write with, but am hoping to find a converter so I can use it on the go. I am ...
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Can I use gel pens on acetate sheets?

I want to trace the outline of buildings on a printed map onto something transparent, to then put on black paper. Will the ink from white gel pens stick to sheets of acetate? Or will I have to use a ...
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How do I get the barrel of my fountain pen when it's stuck from dried ink

I'm thinking of buying antique fountain pen, but the barrel is stuck to the nib and section because ink has dried it closed. I'm thinking ways to get it off. Maybe ultra-sound? Maybe soaking it in ...
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Correcting an error when using a Faber and Castell Pitt artist pen

I am quite a long way through a picture I am producing using Faber and Castell India ink Pitt artist pens. Last night I accidentally dropped one of the darker brown pens onto the picture, leaving a ...
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How to write neatly with pen and paper?

A while ago, I decided to learn to type with 10 fingers, rather than 2 (two index fingers). I followed a strict prescription of how to place the hand, and where to place each finger, etc. I learned ...
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How can I write in white ballpoint pen ink on black paper?

Are there white ink ballpoint pens (not felt or fountain pens) that write on black paper, in a way that is close to frictionless and noiseless, with ink that dries fast and won't blotch the paper? ...