Art by Koosje Koene

Do you love the way a fountain pen writes but hate the extra work that comes with certain kinds? Me too, and that’s why I have a crush on my TWSBI ECO fountain pen.

The ECO stands for “economical”. I guess that’s because of the filling mechanism that usually you only find in more expensive fountain pens: a piston filler. The pen has a transparent barrel that holds ink.

Simply unscrew the end cap, dip into ink, screw back the end cap, and you’re ready to draw. No need for cartridges or a converter. And the pen holds a lot more ink than a converter or cartridge does, which is fantastic.

Nibs come in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub1.1 (great for handlettering and calligraphy). If you want more than one of these pens and need to tell them apart, you can choose between White/Clear, Black/Clear and Clear/Clear.

Wanna know more? Here’s a great review of the pen by Gouletpens.

— Koosje Koene, Co-Founder of Sketchbook Skool

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