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Best Fountain Pen Kits

fountainpenkitWriting is not only a necessity for some people but a passion, the feel of a nib against paper brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of artistic and creative people, it helps them to express their feelings and ideas in a form of art. They’re also useful in the world of work and business, what businessman is complete without a reliable pen? Even in this modern age of technology, almost everything that people do whether at work, in the office, or somewhere else involve writing. No wonder various writing tools evolve continuously; However in spite of this, one kind of pen remains to be undisputed champion no matter how technologies change. And these kind of pens are popularly known as fountain pens.

Probably the best fountain pen kit on the market is the Parker Urban Kit, which comes with everything you need to get started using a fountain kit, and I mean everything, includes ink, the pen itself, cleaning cloth and even a booklet about how to use a fountain pen effectively:

Another option for those of us who are interested in the more artistic elements of using a fountain pen is the Sheaffer Calligraphy Kit, which includes multiple nib sizes and information on how to get started in calligraphy.

The first appearance of fountain pens can be dated way back in 953 BC when a Moroccan Caliph demanded a writing tool that doesn’t stain clothes or hands and delivers ink from a nib. From then on, the production of fountain pens continued to evolve through time allowing people to experience a durable, fast-note taking writing tool which they can use for their paper works. However, due to the innovation of fountain pens, it’s important that you understand and know which type of pen suits your handwriting style best as it comes in various forms, styles and sizes. Writing can be tiring sometimes but by choosing a fountain pen that complements your penmanship best, you’ll definitely be inspired and motivated to write more. If you’re a writer or an aspiring one and you find it hard to determine which fountain pen suits you best, try to check out its filling mechanism and the nib as these two factors are the most essential part to consider in using a fountain pen. If you’re up for something that’s perfect to write smoothly and fast, then it’s ideal for you to have a fine nib. Plus, it doesn’t leave too much ink on the back of the paper so this kind of nib is certainly good for students who take down notes.

The good thing about today’s generation is that there’s a huge selection of fountain pens to choose from such as the Lamy Safari Fountain Pen, Parker IM Fountain Pen, Pilot Metropolitan Fine Writing Fountain Pen. It’s almost available in different colors and designs so people would definitely be interested to buy one for them. Whether you’re looking for a green one with a medium-sized nib or a fancy pen with an extra fine nib, it wouldn’t really be hard for you to get those at it’s readily available in all stores and school supplies worldwide. Because of such massive trend, some people think it’s very crucial to select the right fountain pen for them as it kind of reflects the kind of personality they have. Once you  have mastered strategies and techniques on how you can find the best fountain pen you can use for writing, the next thing you should consider to find are the best fountain pen kits. There’s also a wide array of choices when it comes to kits depending on the kind of style you want to have for your personal use.

The Top Fountain Pens for Under $50

sheaffer100If you’ve never used a fountain pen before, or if, much like me, you are prone to losing pens left, right and center, you might want to go for a cheap version. Luckily, there are quite a few pens in the lower price range, which also provide excellent quality and pretty handwriting. Although they may not be what you would class as ‘cheap’, for a fountain pen, $50 is not a great deal of money. Most of the following pens would make an excellent gift for a young person, and may begin a love affair with fountain pens and ink that would last a lifetime. Alternatively, they are also good pens for enthusiasts who want a nice pen for special occasions but don’t use them often enough to justify a large expense.

Parker Urban Black Matte GT Medium Point Fountain Pen Kit

This starter pen set has one Parker Urban Black Fountain pen. In addition, it has an ink bottle, a cartridge converter, and four filled cartridges (two blue, two black). If that wasn’t enough value for money, it also has a small booklet that provides guidance on transitioning to a fountain pen. Parker is, of course, an old brand and has been making pens for over a century, so the quality is guaranteed. Not only does this make a beautiful gift to give a young person, you can but this as a treat for yourself if you’ve decided to start using fountain pens.

Majestic Black and Gold Dragon Fountain Pen Gift Box

I’ve included this because it is simply beautiful to look at, in addition to being a decent quality pen. The pen is quite bulky, so it might not be good for first timers. After your hands get used to lightweight ballpoints, a fountain pen tends to feel heavy anyway, and a bulky one can be a turn off. But for those who prefer bulky pens, this is quite the fit. The golden dragon design is simply gorgeous, and the gift box makes it an ideal gift to any pen enthusiast.

Lamy Joy Calligraphy Black Fountain Pen Red Clip Set

This is a perfect beginner calligraphy set. Lamy makes reliable but reasonably priced pens, which allow them to be a good choice both for a starter pen or a good everyday use pen. This set has three interchangeable nibs, of differing widths (1.1, 1.5 & 1.9 mm chisel point nibs). In addition, because this is a starter set, it comes complete with a very handy booklet with instructions. There is also a set of cartridges included, and a metal gift box that it is delivered in. If you’ve always wanted to learn the beautiful art of calligraphy, this is a superb place to start from.

Sheaffer 100 Matte Blue Fountain Pen

Sheaffer fountain pens are known to be extremely high quality, and are often pretty expensive. However, this is one example of a high quality fountain pen at a very affordable price. The casing is metal and colored matte blue, which in contrast to the classy silver of the grip, nib and clips, it all looks very handsome. The nib is medium wide, although writes a bit thicker than you might expect. It comes with a converter cartridge which can even be filled up with your own ink.