L-Tech Plus Fountain Pen with Stylus - Levenger
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4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Stylus with an analog twist

This is a genuine blend of old and new school. Anyone can make a ballpoint or roller-ball with a touch-screen stylus but Levenger is one of the few to attempt this with a fountain...Read complete review

This is a genuine blend of old and new school. Anyone can make a ballpoint or roller-ball with a touch-screen stylus but Levenger is one of the few to attempt this with a fountain pen. The only drawback (for me) is that I typically prefer a solid gold nib and in fact, this was my only struggle with this pen. In my experience, Stainless Steel just doesn't lay down the ink.. or so I thought ... I did have some problems keeping the nib from drying out but it must have been the ink I was using with the converter that was supplied as switching to ink cartridges seemed to remedy the problem. Combining a highly functional (replaceable) conductive-rubber stylus with the traditional fountain pen, you can now take notes with real ink and paper while making notes and entries on your touch-screen device. I have an iPad and iPhone and an HP Touchmart computer. The stylus has just the right amount of firmness to lay a clean and accurate electronic ink line even through screen protectors... by-the-way, also try it on your touch-screen laptop or desktop; very nice indeed. The conductive-rubber stylus end unscrews from the derby end of the cap and can be replaced with parts available for this purpose from Levenger in sets of two.

The Stainless nib is made in Germany with the Levenger logo and can actually completely detach from the pen for cleaning and or replacement... I suppose going to a different type of nib is also possible though I haven't seen this option made available. It takes both standard and international (larger) refills or you can carry a spare standard refill in the barrel in lieu of using the supplied converter.

The entire unit has a pleasing heft and balance that larger hands will appreciate regardless of which end you are operating. The cap stays firmly in place when mounted on the barrel. This allows you to use both ends simultaneously with confidence.

One thing I would like to see is a non-stylus top provided that would allow you to convert this pen back to a more traditional fountain pen when the technology again shifts from conductive rubber to something else or beyond the need for a stylus. This would improve the value by extending the style of the pen beyond the limits of evolving technology. I think Levenger and others that make affordable fountain pens available have proven that this technology will likely continue for many generations as it has been appreciated in the past...certainly beyond the touch-screen generation we are now part of.

Lastly, I'd like to add that I've always been impressed with Levenger; their products are high quality and provide great value for the price. They are supported by the highest caliber of customer care. I always feel welcome and valued when I call to buy, exchange or return something. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. You may pay a bit more for their quality but you will never regret your purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Fine" tip is not Fine

CON: The "Fine" tip is more Broad than Fine.
PRO: Great weight and feel.

I've used fountain pens for the past 16 years. I've used a...Read complete review

CON: The "Fine" tip is more Broad than Fine.
PRO: Great weight and feel.

I've used fountain pens for the past 16 years. I've used a Lamy Fine Point since 2006 and been very happy with it's performance. The L-Tech Plus Fountain Pen looked great and I had the chance to try one in the Tyson Corner store while on a trip in the area. The pen felt nice in my hand and had great balance. I held off ordering because the store only had broad tipped pens available. I ordered the L-Tech Fountain Pen with a "Fine" tip. However, I've been very disappointed with the performance since it writes more like a Broad tip.

The pen would get 5 stars across the board if it was really Fine tipped.

I would NOT recommend the pen to someone looking for a true Fine tip. However, if you are not concerned about the width of the pen mark then this is a good pen.

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5.0

Very impressed

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from Lowville, NY

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I am very impressed all around with this pen and with Levenger. I originally ordered a medium nib because that was what was in stock. It left too much ink on the page for my liking. I emailed Levenger and they mailed me a fine nib free of charge.

As far as the pen goes, the pen itself is as smooth on paper as it is on an iPad. Ink starts to flow from the moment the nib touches the page. I personally like heavier pens, so I like this one. I would say it has some weight without being too heavy.

The fine nib is wider than some, but I would not call it as wide as a medium. Every pen maker defines sizes differently, the only way to tell if it is right for you is to try it out. With Levenger's customer service behind it though, you have little to fear, give it a try, even though you have the option to return it, you will quickly find that this pen will be used every day.

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5.0

L-Tech Plus Fountain Pen with Stylus

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from Illinois

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This is a really nice pen. I got it at a great price. It has a medium nib, but it writes a really nice line. The pen is hefty. It certainly would be an excellent daily writer. The stylus is a fairly typical.

It is a very nice pen at a great price.

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5.0

Best of both worlds

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from Charlotte, NC

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It's hard not to need a stylus these days and finding one that also was a fountain pen was a real. The nib has just enough flexibility to write fluidly and the stylus is equally impressive. A hybrid that actually doesn't compromise.

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4.0

Functional Fountain Pen

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from Charlotte, NC

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I really enjoy this pen but prefer a fine tip and the pen comes with a bold tip (without the option to change so you have to purchase the fine tip separately). Unfortunately, the fine tip is on back order for several weeks so I am waiting impatiently! I did find myself doodling with the bold point because the pen is so much fun!

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5.0

Top quality design & performance

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from Kent WA

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Love my new L-Tech fountain pen!! It writes so smoothly and has good heft. Does not roll off my lap desk. The stylus moves over any screen surface easily without drag. Glad I had my name ingraved on it as a friend took great interest in it.

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5.0

Awesome Fountain Pen

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from Cordova, TN

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Awesome fountain with the weight and feel to match. I will definitely order more in roller ball and ballpoint formats.

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5.0

Great Fountain Pen

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from San Jose, CA

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I was attracted to the style, especially the machined look plus a stylus. At first I hesitated buying because of the weight. Now I find the weight is not a problem. In fact it helps when I have to write for a long period of time. The nib is very smooth and somewhere between a fine and medium. I have a collection of fountain pens and this one has gone to the top of my list.

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4.0

Weight

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from Westfield, MA

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I noticed this pen in the catalogue right away. I looked at all the others but kept coming back to this one. Unfortunately, it is too heavy for me. I think one thinner and a little lighter would be perfect! I think I would recommend this more for a male. I had bought this to start my first journal as I am retiring and wanted to begin some adventures worth keeping track for my grandchildren and children.

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5.0

Old meets new

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from Lorton, VA

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My husband is a fountain pen lover from ages past. He is only just now being dragged kicking and screaming into the world of tablets and android phones. So this pen helps him bridge both worlds. He likes the weight, since his hands are large.

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5.0

Wonderful Product

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from Philadelphia, PA

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"This pen has made me write more than ever, with the added bonus of the touch screen screen technology. The nib is finely weighted between fine and medium, which I really love. The stylus doesn't drag and the pen is well balanced. Since I have a hard grip and fine light weight pens have my finger muscles aching after a long writing spell, this pen thickness, has me, writing with less muscle and I love the feel of the pen's weight. I've purchased a lot from Levenger, but this is my all time favorite!"

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