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Reliable pen for writers,
This review is from: Pelikan 916486, Fountain Pen Future, Silver, in Box, M (Office Product)
I am a writer and editor by profession. I have to research and write books at short notice. I need a pen that is reliable and that can write fast and consistently. This pen meets all my requirements and is as good as my other main writing pen, the Pelikan Style, which is a little more expensive. I also have a Lamy Safari pen, which is stylish and well engineered but since it is designed for economical use of ink, it tends to skip when writing fast.
So, if you want a good, straightforward writing pen for everyday writing tasks, I recommend this one.
Like most people, I have some more stylish and expensive pens (Parker and Cross) which I hardly ever use!
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2013 15:38:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2013 15:38:43 GMT
Luke Hector says:
I could use your expertise in this matter actually. Our accountancy firm is in the process of going back to "old school" methods which involve relying less on computerised packages and using hand-written schedules so that the staff member "thinks" more about the work. I'm used to computer typing though I have had to do many 3 hour written exams lately but with a rubbish biro each time so I'd rather have a nice fountain pen that's comfortable, doesn't skip (i hate skipping with a passion) and doesn't run out of ink in 20 pages.
What's special about Pelikan's compared to Parker which is probably the only pen I've had experience with, though not "positive" experience.
I've seen your reccomendations on this review, but in general, which fountain pens would you reccomend? Price wise, £20-£40 is a good range.
ANy help would be great!
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:19:51 GMT
Sorry for the delay in replying. I currently use Lamy (though my youngest daughter just asked me to replace hers because she bent the nib trying to get it to write and I also have heard that Lamy ink tends to clog), the Pelikan Style, which seems totally soldier-proof and the ink seems very good quality, and, yes, a BIC fountain pen, which is both cheap and totally reliable. It is a bit small in an adult's hand but, like most Bic products, it is both school and office proof. The other alternative is the disposable pens from Pilot and now Bic. The Pilot ones run very smoothly and use a fair quantity of ink and the Bic ones are more economical on the ink front.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2013 17:16:45 BDT
God stationery fetishes-I am one!. You might like to consider the Pentel Tetras Stylo liquid fountain pen. This is not a true fountain pen but writes like one. Very smooth flow and I am left handed and have loads of problems with fountain pens. Pen is disposable but if you buy on Amazon you get about 10 for £20 ( I think) which should last for a while. Ink a true black. Intrigued your firm going back to hand writing. Best of luck with your quest..Margaret Mac.
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