Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.
Formerly available as code numbers:
FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen (Modified) FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen
(Pilot does not make this pen.)
This pen begins life as a Pilot Parallel Pen. Once our penmaker has worked his magic, the pen is cut to a radius (curved) shape. This allows the pressure on the stroke to effect the ink flow. Great for experimenting and gestural work. The pen works better on paper with a bit of tooth.
(Pilot does not warrant this modified pen, but we do!)
A new modified Pilot Parallel Pen that allows writing Scroll (two lines). Each pen is cut and polished. This pen starts out as the original Parallel Pens (item FP67). Pilot does not warranty this modified pen.
This pen begins life as a 6.0 mm Pilot Parallel Pen. Once our penmaker has worked his magic, the pen is cut to a 45-degree slant/spear edge shape. This allows the pressure on the stroke to affect the ink flow. Great for experimenting and gestural work. The pen works better on paper with a bit of tooth. (Pilot does not warrant this modified pen, but we do!)
FP68. Pilot Parallel Pens Modified to New Sizes FP68. New Parallel Pen Sizes (These sizes are not made by Pilot.)
Add these additional pens to your Parallel Pen collection: The 1mm pen, 2mm pen, 3mm, and 4.5mm pen are currently unavailable. Out of stock until mid June 2019. Orders for the 1mm pen, 2mm pen, 3mm, and 4.5mm pen will be put on backorder.
We have the 1.5mm cut down to 1.0mm, the 2.4 cut to 2mm, the 3.8 cut to 3mm and the 6mm cut to 4.5mm. (Pilot does not warrant these modified pens, but John Neal Bookseller does.)
The new 1mm (nominal) is the perfect size for addressing wedding invitations -- though the thick & thin contrast is less than with a dip pen. It is a bit larger than 1.0mm. (You can use the .5mm edge of the pen for fine lines.)
We also have a small selection of pens that were cut too small. Limited supply of 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.15mm, 4.35mm
Each includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.
FP68-S Pilot Parallel Pen New Sizes Set of Four Pens is currently unavailable for ordering.
B3124. Parallel Pen Wizardry Book / Broadbent Parallel Pen Wizardry (Book) by Brenda Broadbent. 2003. 24pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
This instructional book for the popular Parallel Pen will help you explore this very versatile calligraphy fountain pen. To start with are cartridge tips and tricks and instructions for using other writing fluids: inks (including acrylics), watercolor, and gouache. Includes a chart of waterproof inks that have worked well in the Parallel Pen. Writing and drawing with the pen are explored: monoline, flourishes, color blending, expressive and experimental forms, writing on fabric. Sample alphabets: Gothicized Italic (Sheila Waters), Gothic (Ward Dunham), Uncial (Gina Jonas).