Dave Burton wrote:My idea of writing with a fountain pen is that I realized how many disposable pens I go through a semester at college. So, to decrease waste and energy expenses involved with manufacturing, selling, buying, and disposal of disposable ballpoint pens, I thought using a fountain pen might be the way for me to go. Because this means I can reuse this one singular pen over and over and over again many times. the only thing that would need refilling is the ink. The fountain pen I got comes with a converter cartridge, so I can refill my fountain pen. It is a press-plate converter cartridge, so I press the plate and refill it by suction/vacuum from the plate being in the depressed position. To help with decreasing waste and environmental impacts of writing and notetaking, I am looking into Making Ink for Writing, and from the current discussion and Scott Foster's pictures, it seems like walnut husks may be the way to go for making environmental-friendly and relatively easy to make ink.
These are some pictures of my writing with the fountain pen. Most of the fountain pen appears to be made of metal, with some plastic. I am hiding the brand of the pen, because I want to hear what kind of fountain pens other users may be using, and I do not want to influence other people's thoughts on what type of fountain pen to use. This was about the lowest price fountain pen made mostly of metal I could find, and I got a little bottle of ink with it, too.
My thoughts on writing with a fountain pen so far are that:
-this is easier to write with than a ballpoint pen (for me, at least)
-the ink just flows out of the pen, and I don't have to press very hard
Anita Martini wrote:Many people complain, but handwriting as such is losing importance in the digital age.