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[Indigo] Indigo Online - 30% Off Fountain Pens

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[Indigo] Indigo Online - 30% Off Fountain Pens

It's rare that you see a sale on fountain pens, let alone original and respected brands like Lamy, Visconti, Faber-Castell, and Monteverde.
The Faber-Castell Loom, Lamy LX series, and Lamy Studio Series are great starter/intermediate pens, and these are terrific prices.
...and buy from a Canadian retailer with free shipping over $25 to boot.
Enjoy!
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Some nice pens
If you are new to fountain pens, just pick up a JINHAO 159 from Aliexpress for $7 - just as good as any of these $75 pens. That's if you like a big chunky pen.
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Jinhao makes some OK Chinese knock-off pens. The 159 copies the Mont Blanc 149, a much more expensive FP.
Ornate and cheap in both price and finish, ie. you get what you pay for. Fat and heavy too as it is made of mostly brass and not acrylic.
Good for short writing sessions due to girth and weight. Keep that in mind if you're just starting out.
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Any chance to have a $10 off $50 coupon code?
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kev_eh wrote: Jinhao makes some OK Chinese knock-off pens. The 159 copies the Mont Blanc 149, a much more expensive FP.
Ornate and cheap in both price and finish, ie. you get what you pay for. Fat and heavy too as it is made of mostly brass and not acrylic.
Good for short writing sessions due to girth and weight. Keep that in mind if you're just starting out.
Yes I agree you can't compare a $7 knockoff to a $500 fp
But what a knockoff it is!!
Good to get your feet wet if anyone is interested in their first pen.
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The sale seems to apply to other pens as well - I just got a rollerball and a ball point pen. Just search for Lamy, Faber Castell, Visconti, etc.

Thanks for posting the LOVEFEB code! I just cancelled my original order and placed another one with the code.
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thanks op! finally got a Visconti for the collection
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Not even close, for me. The Pilot VP is a grail pen to some and has an 18K solid gold nib; the GVFC had a steel one, albeit very smooth. The latter is quite pricey, even at 30% off.
You've got a great pen! Especially love the black nib on these models.
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Looks like cheaper pens are on sale as well, is this in store too? I need some clicky pens
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I get ink to consistently come out of these pens? I've owned a couple and have had problems with the ink not flowing well and just no ink at all coming out even though the cartridge is full
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nicolascon wrote: Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I get ink to consistently come out of these pens? I've owned a couple and have had problems with the ink not flowing well and just no ink at all coming out even though the cartridge is full
Not a stupid question as every FP user has faced this issue. Three potential factors:
1. The feed - this is the plastic piece that flows the ink from the cartridge/converter/reservoir to the nib. Always best to throroghly clean the pen with water before using by flowing the water through the feed either under a tap or with water in the converter/reservoir, and through the assembled section/feed. Feed sometimes needs a clean before first use.
2. The nib - sometimes the two tines at the tip of the nib are too tight together or have bits of paper in them from pressing to hard, and this causes flow issues. I use 0.02" brass sheets passed gently between the tines. I've also been known to press the nib firmly onto my thumb fingernail to separate the tines a little - be very careful if you try this as can cause nib damage (you are warned!)
3. The ink - some ink flows wetter than others, and can help with flow. Look for so-called "wet" inks. I like the simple Waterman inks, myself.
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