When a Fountain Pen Won’t Do, Part 203/08/2010
Thank you for all the great suggestions. First off I tried a couple of ballpoints and rollerballs. The former seem inconsistent at best though the PaperMate Silk-Writer 1.6mm B puts down a decently wide line. The rollerballs were more consistent but less forgiving of my tendency to hold a pen at a low angle. Ink blobs didn’t thrill me with gel pens so I moved on to the fiber tips.
Considering my fondness for doodling and need for a variety of angles, the fiber tip wins. The Pentel Sign Pen that I received as a gift from Pentel reminded me how well the old Flair used to work for me. Next I want to acquire the Pentel Tradio and the Levenger True Writer Rollerball with the fiber tip refill. Both look good enough to travel with a classy journal so they meet that requirement, too.
Not sure if it is lucky or unfortunate that the Tradio is available at JetPens.com. The longer I peruse the site, the more extensive my order. This could take a while.
The True Writer might take even longer while I look for a discontinued color to match one of my fountain pens. One will turn up eventually and just might earn a review especially with some of those “I’m so pretty but not so great with a fountain pen” journals.
You guys are great and I really appreciate all the help. Hopefully, others benefited from your suggestions, too.