BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LABAN FOUNTAIN PENS
Rituals make our days be different from an ordinary day. Some countries choose fountain pen as a symbol of new start. How to find YOUR fountain pen?
This guide is help you to choose a fountain pen, either it’s for personal use or it’s a gift for someone you loved. Let us explain the key points of selection step by step.
FIRST : DECIDE WHERE TO USE IT AND THE PURPOSE OF WRITING
ABOUT OCCASION AND THE SELF-IMAGE
According to different workplace styles, you can further choose the applicable pen according to the image that the user wants to have.
For example, a conservative place such as civil servants may prefer to the classic Antique styles to establish a low-key and steady taste image for oneself, or a professional architect may prefer to choose a fountain pen with exquisite metal die-casting process, such as abalone fountain pen or Galileo.
FOUNTAIN PEN NIB SIZE AFFECTS NOTE CONTENT
Let’s talked about the nib size that many people asked – the mysterious code of EF, F, M, and B, sometimes 1.5 stub.
The mark of nib size usually engraved on the side of the pen nib.
Generally, thinner nib is more precise which suit for writing Chinese and Japanese characters with complicated strokes, while the thicker nib has a large ink output and eye-catching handwriting, suitable for Latin characters.
The following are the proposals for the overall strokes ranging from fine to thick, applicable occasions, and comparison with common pens, respectively:
EF nib (Extra Fine) |
The thinnest pen nib, the written is delicate, suitable for Chinese characters and Chinese. Even use a small notebook, write with a EF nib can record more text content. It’s about the size of a 0.3~0.38 gel pen.
F nib (Fine) |
The most common nib size, the hand script writing thickness is moderate. It is suitable for both writing or drawing, and it is definitely suitable for general use.
It’s about the size of a 0.4 gel pen.
M nib (Medium) |
The thicker pen nib, with bigger strokes. Good for quickly record, or paper for fax. A best pal for emphasizing the content. A relatively large notebook is required.
It’s about the size of a 0.5 gel pen.
B nib (Broad) |
The thicker pen nib than Medium, writing titles would be clear.
1.5 Stub nib |
The thickest nib of Laban nib options. It is usually used for eye-catching reminders when designing or hand-drawing pictures and texts, provides a strong personal style.
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Did Laban ever create a smooth but textured gold metallic finish fountain pen with a Pegasus small 3-d sculpture at the cap? Maybe pre 2003? Sold through the Fountain Pen Hospital in NYC? I’m looking for any information on this pen. Thank you.