The Fountain Pen Mind Map Picking a Fountain Pen Things to Think About & Test by Audrie @ Pintere...

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1. Brand and Edition

1.1. Prestige Brands like Mont Blanc vs More Approachable Brands like TWSBI

1.2. Standard Release versus Special or Limited Edition

1.3. Handmade versus Industrialized

2. The Nib

2.1. Nib Size

2.1.1. 5, 6 etc.

2.2. Nib Point

2.2.1. EF, F, M, B, BB etc.

2.3. Nib Material

2.3.1. Gold, Steel, Plated etc.

2.4. Nib Design (Ornaments)

2.5. Nib Type

2.5.1. Stub, Needlepoint, Italic, Music, Falcon, etc.

2.5.2. Flex, Semi-Flex, Hard vs. Soft

2.5.3. Line Variation Options/Type (Duke vs. Flex vs. Stub)

3. The Body

3.1. Length and Weight

3.2. Posting Options

3.3. Materials

3.3.1. Resin, Metal, Wood, etc.

3.4. Colors

3.5. Styles

3.5.1. Classic, Modern, Retro, Whimsical, etc.

3.6. Accents and Embellishments

4. Ink Preferences

4.1. Colors

4.2. Shading

4.3. Drying Time

4.4. Wetness

4.5. Permanence

5. Filling Mechanisms

5.1. Piston

5.2. Vacuum

5.3. Converter

5.4. Sac

5.5. Eyedropper

5.6. Cartridge

6. Age or Period

6.1. Modern

6.2. Vintage

6.3. Retro

6.4. Restored

6.5. Parts Only

7. Personal Alignment

7.1. How it fits in your hand

7.2. Ability to write for long periods of time

7.3. Cap alignment with nib

7.4. Length of capped/uncapped in hand

7.5. Left handed concerns

8. Access to Paper

8.1. Do you have access to the good stuff?

8.2. Do you use cheap paper a lot?

8.3. Paper Preferences may impact pen or ink selection.

9. Writing Purpose

9.1. Your most common type of writing can impact pen, paper, and ink choices. So stop and think about this.

9.1.1. Signatures

9.1.2. Journaling

9.1.3. Note Taking

9.1.4. Letter Writing

9.1.5. Caligraphy

9.1.6. Drawing and Art

10. Typically Lazy or Clumsy? Avoid expensive pens & use cartridges.

10.1. Little time for maintenance

10.2. Habitually loses things...

10.3. Clumsy, drives over things....

10.4. Broke every cell phone ever owned...