If you missed my full review of the Hero 9018 Fude Nib fountain pen, check it out!
I found it hard to explain in writing how to change the line width when writing, so I made up this quick video. In the narrow line section you’ll notice that the pen is at a much higher angle to the page. This “posture” allows only the tip of the pen to be in contact with the page.
Decreasing the angle of the pen to the page makes the pen write in a super wet, thick line that varies a bit. Downstrokes are a bit more narrow than cross strokes. Writing in this style is really fun, especially if you’re using an ink that shades nicely.
I’m still really enjoying this pen, it’s still one of the best fountain pen purchases I’ve made, especially for under $10. I hope the video and pictures helped make it more clear how to achieve line variation with a fude nib.
So, a few months back, Exaclair, the US distributor of Rhodia products contacted me to make some videos for them. A couple dozen notebooks later, here’s the final product. You can check out Rhodia pads here, and Exaclair here! Thank you to Karen and Sunny over at Exaclair for choosing me to do these videos!
Thanks and enjoy!
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Promotional Video for edjelley.com – Fountain Pen, Ink and Stationery Reviews.
Going full-force in 2013, edjelley.com will be featuring tons of fountain pen, ink and stationery reviews on Lamy, Pelikan, Pilot, Noodler’s Ink, Diamine Inks, Rhodia Paper Products, Maruman Paper Products and much much more. I wanted to bring some multimedia to the website and thought a montage of my review process would be a great way to show the readers what I do.
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