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Technical Support & Feedback / Re: How To Reply to a Specific Posting?
« on: March 10, 2023, 07:44:42 AM »
@Zivio @Mark M

Actually, all you have to do is type the at symbol and start typing the user name. A list of users with the same spelling will pop up, narrowing down as you add letters.

Show & Tell / Re: Cover Art
« on: February 18, 2023, 08:06:37 AM »
Congratulations K-2. Your beautiful work deserves the recognition and to be shown to the world.

I am pleased to say that The Toronto Stationary Show is going to be live again this spring.
Sunday, April 30 at 1153 Queen Street West

It should be a fabulous gathering of Artists and Vendors for all things stationary.
I hope to see and meet a few of our Ontarian members.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Calligraphy Goals in 2023
« on: January 04, 2023, 08:18:52 AM »
This is a very inspiring thread. I have not really put pen to paper, in a calligraphy way, for quite some time.
I really want to change this, even if it’s only one small session a week.

Most obliques have a flange made from brass. These generally won’t cause rust on nibs. However, liquid caught in the flange with the nib still in place, could cause rust on the nibs.
Straight holders are another story. The inserts are generally made of cheap steel. That combined with liquid and steel nibs can quickly have an oxidation (rust) effect. Diligence can help mitigate this.

@K-2 Thank you so much for the mention. I am glad my holder is finding good use in the spotlight.  ;)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian & My Family
« on: October 05, 2022, 07:52:27 AM »
My deepest wishes for the recovery of your family and everyone else struck by this devastation. Mother Nature can be brutally unpredictable.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« on: August 16, 2022, 08:05:16 AM »
Beautiful work K-2. I look forward to seeing the finished publication.

2022 Exchanges / Re: My Flower Power Exchange 2022
« on: May 28, 2022, 08:01:17 AM »
Those are absolutely amazing Erica.

Tools & Supplies / Calligraphy auction
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:52:01 AM »
Not sure if this is allowed or the correct place for it, please move or delete as appropriate.

I just came across a temporary addition to the Yoke Pen Company website.
It appears that Christopher is getting rid of a bunch of stuff from his own collection. He has a page set up as an auction with some very cool stuff. He has also mentioned it on his IG.

I don’t know about a guild, but there are a few calligraphy seminars at the Baltimore Pen Show this weekend.
March 11-13 at the Airport Marriott

Tools & Supplies / Re: BlueDew Flex Fountain Pen Review
« on: February 19, 2022, 05:15:03 PM »
That ink is a perfect match.
In your hands, that pen becomes a wonderful tool.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Diamine Inkvent 2021
« on: February 08, 2022, 08:07:45 AM »
Another ink in action - the superb "Stargazer" (day 12) in a fountain pen with a 2.5mm nib, made by FF's own @darrin1200 of Timber Elegance.  What a beautiful pen!

I am glad you like the pen and that it’s fitting well into your tool chest.
 ;) There is a new package enroute  ;)

Tools & Supplies / Re: Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 13, 2022, 08:30:38 AM »
Good morning Nicole

I don’t believe this is a “name brand”, although the construction looks well made. I’ll through the clip image out to my FP group, to see if anyone recognizes it.

Can you measure how deep the inside of the barrel is. I have a few different converters here and might have something short enough enough to fit.

With regards to ink, be very careful which inks you put into a fountain pen. They do not play well with many of the usual calligraphy inks, especially iron Gaul inks. A lot of the calligraphy inks, are a little “thicker” than fountain pen inks, and may clog the feed.

I am not sure where you are located, but there is a good chance you can find some standard international ink cartridges near by. I think Staples carries some.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 12, 2022, 08:15:06 AM »
Good morning @nicole.t .

I am not an expert, but most likely, this is an inexpensive “giveaway” pen. The first clue is that the only markings are the lpromotional” university name. Keep in mind, that fountain pens are much more prevalent in European education. This does not mean it’s no good.

Can you show a picture of the clip?
Sometimes the clip is the company identifier.

The “Iridium Point Germany” is indicative of an inexpensive pen. It does not mean it is made in Germany, and does not contain Iridium.

99 out of 100, these pens take a standard international cartridge.
The picture shows one of these, the lower one. Some people actually refill these, using a blunt syringe.
The upper one is a Schmidt K5 converter, which is very common. Is this the one you are trying? If so, It’s possible that the converter is to long to fit in the pen barrel. If this is the case, there are other converter possibilities.

I hope we can get this pen flowing for you.

Merry Christmas Erica

I wish you and everyone in the group a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

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