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Nib Customization - Cursive Italic

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Available to order, est. shipping date: 10-02-2023
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Product description

We can customize the nib on pens bought from us.  When ordering a pen, add Nib Customization to your order and we will have the pen worked on by our trusted nib specialist. Expect a (on average) 2 week lead time added to your order. As soon as the pen and customization are ready (and your pen has passed our test) it will be send to you. The following customizations are offered:
STUB
Stub nibs have a thicker downstroke and a thinner side stroke, providing your writing extra character. The sides are rounded, what makes a stub still very user friendly.
Cursive Italic
CI nibs have a thicker downstroke and a thinner side stroke, providing your writing extra character. These provide a larger line variation but are less user friendly as a stub, as a CI is less rounded in the corners.
Left Oblique
Cut at an angle, suitable if you rotate your nib.
Right Oblique
Cut at an angle, suitable if you rotate your nib and write with your left hand.
Architect
This gives a thinner downstroke and a wider side stroke. Giving a nice line variation to your writing. It is sensitive to the angle you hold the pen, please prodide the following information us information about the angle that you hold the pen when writing.
Needlepoint
Reduces the tip to a very fine size, suitable for very small writing.
Increase inkflow
Do you like the pen but want it to write wetter than it is by default.
Decrease ink flow
Do you like the pen but want it to write dryer than it is by default.
Tune and smoothen
Your pen will be inked and the pens smoothness and ink flow will be tested and adjusted if needed Select your preferred customization in order to see the specific price.

*Pens with adjusted nibs are not eligible for exchange or return nor can an order be cancelled once taken into production**at the moment this service is offered only on pens bought from us and the option is ordered at the same time as the pen

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5/5 19 reviews
Placed on 25-01-2023

I ordered the Leonardo Momento Zero Grande Art Deco 2021 Limited Edition Green ebonite EF nib just before Christmas. Just as it was to be shipped off I discovered the service where you could tune up the nib before it ships. I sent an email to ask if it can be done since an Extra Fine nib out of the box can sometimes writes scratchy or the ink doesn't flow well. This is where Fontoplumo displayed excellent customer service . Not only did they get it done but the nib is probably the best writer in my growing collection. It is fantastic! Thank You ! for making this purchase so smooth for me and the expeditious and gracious service. Look forward to purchasing again soon.

Placed on 24-01-2023

I ordered a Cursive Italic grind. Excellent craftsmanship. Nice crisp grind. Highly recommended.

Placed on 20-01-2023

I had my first architect nib ground from a standard TSWBI Eco in Broad--I was mildly afraid it was going to turn out to be too difficult for everyday use but...no! It is an all round wonderful nib! The "sweet spot" is aligned with the angle at which I normally hold my pen, but it's not at tight a sweet spot as I've had with other fussier nibs (Platinum UEF, for example). Ink flow is perfect and I am now hooked. I already ordered another custom nib. I honestly find this is a wonderful investment: instead of chasing the latest cool looking pen with a standard nib, having Fontoplumo customize it means you will reach for it again and again. I looked at the nib with a loupe and the work is simply flawless, really. If you're in doubt, go for it. You will not regret it!

Placed on 19-01-2023

Fantastic tuning of the nib. I added this option to my order it because I purchased a Leonardo Momento Zero, it's my third one and the nibs were less than perfect on the other two. Moreover, this one was an EF, which is in general more difficult to get right.
Well, the tuned nib on this pen is great, gorgeous. Fantastic flow and very smooth, even if it's an EF. I highly recommend it.

Placed on 18-01-2023

Fontoplumo's nib technician has custom ground the nibs on Leonardo and Scribo fountain pens for me. My everyday handwriting is italic, and I prefer cursive italic nibs. The nibs ground on pens purchased from Fontoplumo have been outstanding writers. They are very crisp, giving excellent thick/thin line differentiation, yet very smooth. Highly recommended!

Placed on 18-01-2023

By now, I've got 4 architect grinds (on a steel Lamy B, Pelikan B, Kaweco BB and Leonardo B nib) and I all love them! Anyone looking for an architect nib, should order here!

Also, it was shipped in just a few days. I've never had to wait long for the grinds to be ready, but I was really impressed by how fast it got shipped last time.

There is no nibmeister who does architect grinds in Mexico, so I'm super grateful to Fontoplumo and its nibmeister! It's really convenient and fast to be able to get pen and nib customization in one place.

Placed on 18-01-2023

The fountain pen I purchased from Fontoplumo is a Radius Superior (medium gold nib).
The nib was perfectly tuned. It glides on paper and the ink flow is just right (not too dry, not too wet). Writing with it is a real pleasure. I can write page after page without any fatigue in my hand.
I have also noticed that the nib does not dry up when left unused for a few days. There is no hard start, which I appreciate when having to take notes at a meeting.
Having the nib tuned by Fontoplumo's nib master was well worth the small additional price.
I highly recommend this service, particularly when investing in a premium fountain pen.
Thank you, Fontoplumo.

Placed on 18-01-2023

Bruce, the nib whisperer at Fontoplumo is a life saver for me. For years I stayed away from fountain pens because no nib was extra fine enough for me. I love thin, crisp lines and I write small and narrow. I was delighted when I found out that Fontoplumo has a nib customization service. It is so worth the money to get the kind of nib you want! Bruce did a spectacular job with my needle point nib. It writes smoothly and with the right line width for my handwriting style! I can't praise him enough!!!

Placed on 26-11-2022

I ordered the stub and architect customizations. The nib of the architect, which is customized according to my writing angle, is very smooth and easy to write. Of course, the stub is also a wonderful writing taste.
At first I was worried about ordering online, but now I am very satisfied.
Thank you Frank and Bruce S.
I am very happy.

Placed on 24-08-2022

Received my cursive italic on a fine Opus 88 Omar, and what a joy it is. Writes absolutely beautifully. All very reasonably priced, and dispatched within the timeframe stated. Thanks all, a very happy customer who will definitely be returning.

Placed on 13-12-2021

Received my pen today with Bruce S.'s needlepoint customised nib. Fantastic work, the nib feels smooth and works well with the weight and body of the pen. I especially love the written note with a comparison done of the factory EF and the Needlepoint, plus his own message added in his own writing. Thank you so much for this, Frank and Bruce S. I am very happy with the end result.

Placed on 18-10-2021

I purchased a Leonardo Momento Zero with a medium nib together with a nib customization to cursive italic. Bruce S. not only did a fantastic job on the nib, but also included a nice handwritten note (written with the nib of my new pen). I adore this nib. It is one of my absolute favourites. This will definitely not be my last nib customization from Fontoplumo.

Placed on 03-10-2021

I Own several customized nibs from the most known nibmaster overseas and always wished to have a adress in europe to avoid all this custom clearance.
I ordered a higher priced pen from fontoplumo and tried the customization in a Stub nib.
I am really happy with the result and am know thinking about a Standard Lamy 2000 with a crisp M Italic as an every das working horse.
I can really recommend the nib customization .... Great experience

Placed on 16-07-2021

Fontoplumo made an excellent job in grinding a stub nib on a Santini Libra into a Medium Cursive Italic. Jus as I asked. The pen is very “usable” even for normal extended everyday writing.
I strongly recomend Fontoplumo not only for this kind of “nib whispering” but for their custom support in general.
Best regards

Placed on 22-06-2021

Bruce S. did a Fine to Cursive Italic nib grind on my new Leonardo Momento Zero Plume Rose Gold pen. This is the eighth cursive italic fine nib that I have had done (the other seven were done by three well-known nib masters at other pen companies), and this one is definitely one of the smoothest to write with. And the beauty of the cursive line is second to none. I could not be happier. (And the pen itself is gorgeous.)

Placed on 13-03-2021

I ordered an architect on a broad nib, Lamy Vista. The pen was ready really fast and when it arrived I was happily surprised by the handwritten note from the nib specialist. The message contained some tips about how to use the architect and it told me he had also ground the topside of the nib to a smooth super-extra-fine nib for reverse writing. Two nibs for the price of one!
The architect writes like a dream! It was my first time getting an architect and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it was love at first write! I didn't have any problem finding the 'sweet spot' because the nib was ground perfectly at my normal writing angle. (important to send accurate photos of your writing angle!)
I originally got the nib on a Lamy Vista but since the grip section on that pen doesn't really allow for reverse writing, I decided to swap the nib on a Lamy Scala I had in order to be able to comfortably use both the architect and the smooth needlepoint nib!!
I am really so happy with it and I am definitely ordering more architect nibs here soon!

Placed on 17-01-2021

Leonardo Momento Zero Pietra Marina Broad to cursive italic
The work done on the nib is excellent and the pen writes like a charm. The difference from a stub (I own an Opus 88) is noticeable, the lines are crisper, but not at the cost of smoothness, so the pen is still easy to use. The line variation is amazing, maybe about 1 mm for the fattest down strokes, while the side strokes are very very thin. Distinctive writing experience at a fair price.
In addition the pen came with a kind message handwritten by the nib specialist, which is a nice gesture.
Thank you Fontoplumo

Placed on 20-12-2020

I had my Pelikan M205 with a broad nib customized to a cursive italic and it writes like an absolute dream. Plus I got a lovely message from the nib specialist which made it feel extra special. I'm definitely using this service again, because it's easy, more than fairly priced, and having a nib that suits my handwriting makes me use the pen more and gives my handwriting more character.

Placed on 12-08-2020

TWSBI Vac700R Broad to Cursive italic
I purchased a TWSBI VAC700R together with a nib customization here a few months ago and opted for a broad nib that was then reground to a cursive italic. I must say the pen writes like an absolute dream, inkflow is consistent regardless of what ink i use (tried montblac homage to hadrian, Akkerman Zuiderpark blauw groen, Herbin Lie de thv©), the pen feels incredibly smooth, there is no scratchyness to think off and the line variation achieved with the grind is astounding. For whoever is considering a cursive italic i can highly recommend it.

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