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Offline Erica McPhee

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Nib Review
« on: August 09, 2015, 09:08:54 PM »
I thought I would share this nib review from Dasherie's latest issue. This was a really good exercise because it had been years since I had used some of these nibs and I was pleasantly surprised by some old favorites.
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2015, 09:09:54 PM »
This compares the same word with the various nibs.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 12:29:15 PM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2015, 11:17:54 PM »
Beautiful article Erica.
Love the information and specially being able to see how the nib is SUPPOSED to perform  ;D

But I didn't see your favourite Hiro 41 on there. Are they still having problems?
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 12:15:35 AM »
Wow what a nice beautiful article Erica. I love the way you laid it out.

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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 12:45:42 AM »
great article, Erica

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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 06:49:49 PM »
But I didn't see your favourite Hiro 41 on there. Are they still having problems?
-Prasad

Thanks Prasad, Brad, Sue!

Prasad,
I left it off because it can still be hit or miss.  >:(
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 09:15:37 PM »
Haha!!  Great descriptions, Erica!   ;D
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 09:34:46 AM »
This is truly as wonderful as it is helpful! I am not surprised coming from you Erica. My only question though is 'where's Lenny?' (Leonardt Principle EF) :)
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 09:39:34 AM »
Wow!  Good stuff!
I didn't even read the article at first, I just stared at the layout and the great background art!   :D

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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 12:25:49 PM »
Thanks Eric, Starlee, and Debbie!  ;D

My only question though is 'where's Lenny?' (Leonardt Principle EF) :)

LOL Starlee! Schin asked the same thing. I decided against using it for a couple of reasons, its expense being one. And the second is much less diplomatic - I don't care for it! LOL!
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2015, 12:33:14 PM »
See this post above for the word comparison. Sorry for the late post, I had to go to my other computer!

Edit: PDF attached - it wouldn't let me attach to the other post.  :)
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 04:18:51 PM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2015, 12:39:38 PM »
Thank you, Erica! This is extremely useful. And boy, do I agree about the 303. Indeed very scritchy/scratchy, and it will make you work for it! But I have to admit, I like the "splits" and "splats"! Kind of like ink fireworks. :)

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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2015, 12:53:41 PM »
Thanks Eric, Starlee, and Debbie!  ;D

My only question though is 'where's Lenny?' (Leonardt Principle EF) :)

LOL Starlee! Schin asked the same thing. I decided against using it for a couple of reasons, its expense being one. And the second is much less diplomatic - I don't care for it! LOL!

Boooooo!! The referee is biased and paid off!!! >:(
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2015, 01:20:48 PM »
I gave my copy of the new issue to my teacher yesterday.  Now I need to order another copy!  The nib review is great, Erica, along with the rest of the issue. 
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Re: Nib Review
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2015, 02:15:56 PM »
lovely! thank you so much for sharing!