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Offline RickFromMaine

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Fountain pens
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:39:27 PM »
 Hello Erica,

I have been practicing with the Hiro 41 and love it. However, I discovered I have an old Skyline Eversharp fountain pen with a very nice flex nib which makes the same letters as you’re teaching. While I will continue from time-to-time to practice with the Hiro 41 and other pointed nibs, is it OK that I am learning to letter also with this fountain pen, which will be a daily writer; and, it is nice to be able to make those letters at work without the mess of a dip pen and a bottle of ink.
Yours in the ink, Rick Bouchard
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Southern, Maine, USA

Offline Erica McPhee

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Re: Fountain pens
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 07:26:36 PM »
Hi Rick,
Yes, definitely it's OK. It would be like using any other different nib. As you learn and go, you can try out different nibs and get a feel for how each one responds. You will learn to adjust your hand and pressure accordingly. How cool you have a fountain pen that allows you to do copperplate!  ;D
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Re: Fountain pens
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
Lucky you...those things are treasures. Especially ones with flexy nibs.