Noodler’s Stylographic Pen, A Video Review

15 Oct

I was just going to do my standard write up, but I wanted to be able to demonstrate how easy it is to fill these pens up. There had been some confusion about that. This is my first video so be gentle. Videos are not really my thing, but I’ll tell you who does GREAT video reviews: Brian Goulet over at Ink Nouveau. You should check them out!

All in all this pen is decent for a roller ball; it writes a wet consistent fine/medium line. However, there is a reason I use fountain pens almost exclusively: roller balls aren’t the smoothest pens on the block. I will say this, I’d much rather have a refillable rollerball if I have to have one at all.

In the video I also compare the Creaper with a Dollar 717i. The pens are nearly identical, but I go over some differences as well. There is also a writing sample in there.

The only “issue” I have with the pen is that it squeaks as I write. I think it’s because the friction fit nib unit has a little play in it. I don’t know if this is normal or a malfunction. I’m hoping it settles down a bit with time.

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions do let me know. I’ll be doing a more in-depth review of this pen at some point in the future.

(you’ll want to play the video at 480p) The writing test is at the end. Sorry.

No affil.

I purchased this pen from Todd at isellpens.com . As of the date of this posting, he is out of stock. I understand that he is expecting another shipment on 10/21. MSRP=$14

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11 Responses to “Noodler’s Stylographic Pen, A Video Review”

  1. Dave Pawson October 15, 2010 at 2:29 PM #

    And no writing test? Yes please.

    Dave

    • Dizzy Pen October 15, 2010 at 2:37 PM #

      Dave, it’s there, it’s just all the way at the end of the video.

      • Dave Pawson October 16, 2010 at 3:45 AM #

        Oops. Sorry. I’m just too impatient. I’d never seen a refillable roller ball, but filled with ordinary ink! Is that new to you too?

        Dave

      • Dizzy Pen October 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM #

        I actually have seen these before, but this is the first on I’ve owned.

        Kaweco used to make one they called the Ink Roller. J Herbin also used to make one. Montegrappa (or is it Monteverde?) had/has one called the MegaBall, and Visconti has just introduced one call the Visconti Rembrandt EcoRoller.

        I’ve always been fond of the idea, but I didn’t want to pay over $100 for one.

  2. TAO October 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM #

    Great video! It’s very informative and useful. Thanks so much for taking the time.

  3. jniforat October 15, 2010 at 3:15 PM #

    thanks for the video review! mine is filled w/noodler’s #41 brown. i’m looking forward to the fountain pen version, but i heard the one’s w/semi-flex nibs are limited production. any word on this?

    best, j

  4. Dave Pawson October 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM #

    Re the squeaking? Italic nib, Safari pen, Noodlers black and I get the squeaks too? Wondering if its the paper or paper+ink+nib combination.

    I just shrugged and accepted it.

    Dave

  5. Lexi0514 October 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM #

    That was great, Dizzypen….you did a first class video. My compliments. Very informative even though this isn’t my kind of pen. I enjoyed it – hope you do more.

  6. Julie (Okami) October 20, 2010 at 4:59 PM #

    Great review!!

  7. Brian Goulet October 21, 2010 at 2:12 AM #

    Glad to see you’re trying out some video!! I appreciate the shoutout too! You’ll get the hang of it after 60 or 70 videos 😉 I hope to see more! I’m glad you compared it with the dollar pen. I just got in a Noodler’s Creaper (no squeak issue here), but I’ve never used a dollar pen. I like the review, great job.

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