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Automatic Pen, Number 4A (3/8'')

Item #: autop4a
List price: $18.49
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Great for large or decorative writing! These non-rust nickel silver lettering pens are mounted in stain-resistant handles and are handmade in England. They give sharp, thin lines and rich thick strokes. Fill with brush or dip into ink. Use at a steep angle. Easy to use with ink, gouache, or watercolor paints.
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Great for large or decorative writing! These non-rust nickel silver lettering pens are mounted in stain-resistant handles and are handmade in England. They give sharp, thin lines and rich thick strokes. Fill with brush or dip into ink. Use at a steep angle. Easy to use with ink, gouache, or watercolor paints.
 

Tip Size Broad
Tip Style Chisel (Flat)
Compatibility Ink, Watercolor, Gouache
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Automatic Pen, Number 4A (3/8'')
Automatic Pen, Number 4A (3/8'')
 

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3 Review
  • Simple, practical and versatile. 5

    Posted by Bruce Boatner on Mar 3rd 2023

    I ordered 7 of these, sizes 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A and 5. These pens are the epitome of simplicity and functionality. Although they might seem a bit crude, there are some rather subtle and sophisticated aspects to the design, for instance the precise relationship between the upper and lower nib plates that allows ink to flow through a hairline opening when the slightest pressure is applied to the page. With a little usage, I was able to start "pushing" the pens on some strokes, as the sharpness of the edges wore down. One thing I like about these pens is that you can use just a small amount of ink in a bottle cap and don't need to dip the whole pen into a bottle or inkwell. TIP - Before writing, remove any ink from the lower plate by QUICKLY stroking it across a surface, such as a tissue wrapped around your finger. (I confess, I just use my fingertip, then wipe it on a tissue.) I say QUICKLY, because, as per design, the ink will be drained from the reservoir almost instantly if the tip is allowed to touch an absorbent surface for more than a few milliseconds. Stroke the pen parallel to the nib/handle, so that just the lower metal plate touches, and not the "business end". Paper & Ink has great prices and availability on these products, which are sometimes a bit hard to find, with shipping from England and higher prices.

  • New convert to the Automatic Pen! 5

    Posted by Margaret on Feb 9th 2022

    This is my first Automatic Pen and I plan to get more. It holds inks and paints nicely and writes smoothly.

  • New convert to the Automatic Pen! 5

    Posted by Margaret on Feb 9th 2022

    This is my first Automatic Pen and I plan to get more. It holds inks and paints nicely and writes smoothly.

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