Pilot developed a parallel plate structure to allow beautiful sharp lines from this cartridge calligraphy pen. It also allows for graduated colours by transfer of ink from one pen to another. Each pen comes with two cartridge refills (red and black) and a pipette for cleaning the pen. The instruction booklet describes the pen, how to care for it, and provides very useful directions for the novice calligrapher. Also included is a nib cleaner which can be inserted between the blades to remove caught paper fibers.
The Parallel Pen is available in four nib sizes: 1.5 mm (red), 2.4 mm (orange), 3.8 mm (lime green) and 6.0 mm (blue). When the pen is held with the Pilot logo facing up the corner of the nib will also produce a fine 0.5 mm line.
Mixable Ink refill cartridges are available in two formats: Black in a box of 6; and Assorted Colours in a box of 12. Mixable Ink is intended exclusively for the Parallel Pen and should not be used in other writing instruments.
Ink is subject to freezing and will only be shipped if weather conditions permit.
Pilot. Made in Japan.