Monday, July 28, 2008

051708 Trying out my new Lamy Stub in Moleskine and Apica Journals

I just bought a 1.1 Italic Stub nib for one of my Lamy Safari's. For $12, it was a cheap way to try out a nib that would provide variations in my writing. These examples were written with Diamine Imperial Blue ink, which unfortunately bleeds in the Moleskine. Please note that when I punched up the contrast on this picture, the ink came out "bluer" than it actually is.

The page on the left is from a Red Barnes and Noble large Moleskine. The page on the right, an Apica CD 11 journal.

The nib writes super smooth, unlike the Sheaffer calligraphy pen in which the corners tend to catch on the paper. I can write at normal speed with this nib, but once I saw how larger it wrote, I'm not sure I will want to use it on a regular basis. It IS fun to write with.

I am now considering a Pelikan M200 fountain pen with a smaller custom ground Binder italic nib. But at this point, I'm not sure if I want a crisp or cursive italic.

5 comments:

Orthas said...

Your brief comment on Sheaffer's calligraphy nib was most astute! Catches on upstrokes (many do), but even catches at times on the downstroke! Its a mystery to me why, if you go looking for a calligraphy fountain pen in most art or office supply stores its the one you'll find. The less commonly found omni is a little better in this regard. Love your site.
Orthas of Alaska

Henry said...

Hello,

Is this the Diamine WES Imperial blue?
-Henry

Biffybeans said...

Henry - I only remember the bottle saying Imperial Blue....

Henry said...

Where did you purchase it from? I can only find Imperial purple and WES Imperial blue... The color is very nice.

Biffybeans said...

I think it's the same...

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