When I saw the new ystudio Resin fountain pen in red ($71.99), I was at the Baltimore Pen Show. Cary from Kenro Industries had just told me that they would distributing ystudio in the US and that the Resin fountain pens are new and would be one of the first models they were bringing in to the country. The pen has this beautiful matte finish, and a wonderful hex-shape and Cary was called away by a customer. I stuck the pen in my pocket and crossed my fingers that Cary would turn a blind eye to my slight-of-hand.
For the next day and half, I showed the pen to a ton of people at the show and the after-hours events, knowing full well that I would eventually have to give it back without knowing exactly when the pens would arrive in the US. After waiting and waiting, the Resin fountain pens are here! They are available in the same deep burgundy red that I saw in Baltimore as well as white and black.
The packaging is matte paperboard with a paper wrap and an information pamphlet. It was tucked into a cello bag. It is protective and completely recyclable. Inside the pen was one standard international cartridge.
The Resin fountain pen has a crisp hex shape that tapers down to a rounded grip section in brass. The details on the pen are brass, including round dots on the end of the cap and body. The nib is in matching gold-tone steel by Schmidt. The cap is a snap cap and it easily posts.
The Resin fountain pen is a medium size pen. It’s 5.5″ long capped and 6.5″ posted. Uncapped, the pen measures 5.0625. The resin is light so the pen only weighs 22gms capped and filled and 19gms uncapped.
The ystudio Resin fountain pen is understated in appearance, but it feels so nice in the hand. IF you liked the finish of the Lamy Safari Dark Lilac or Petrol, the finish is similar but smoother. It’s balanced, comfortable and unique. The pen is also reasonably priced. It does not, however, come with a converter so be sure to add one to your order.
- Paper: Rhodia Uni-Blank No. 16 with 6mm guide sheet
- Pens: ystudio Resin Fountain Pen in red with fine nib ($71.99)
- Ink: Troublemaker Grapevine ($12 for 60ml bottle)
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Woah, that’s a beautiful pen! I had no idea they existed. This burgundy is gorgeous.
Wow, so beautiful. I love the sleek line. On my wish list!
Beautiful indeed! I first saw it on Wonder Pens last fall, but then a 1-star review in December expressed great concern about potential that the tight fit of the nib would eventually “break” the nib. Thoughts?
Do you mean clearance inside the cap? Since the cap is resin and not metal, unless you really jam it on to the pen, I wouldn’t be too concerned. It snaps shut so you know it’s closed. Also, it’s a standard Schmidt nib. If, in a few years, it was damaged, they are relatively inexpensive to replace.
Do you which standard international converters fit? Brad said the Schmidt converter did not because it was too wide in diameter.
I used a Kaweco standard converter ($4).
Nice pen for sure. But, just to be clear, the pen I have doesn’t post as securely as one might think. It is a rather loose friction fit. It stays on, but it’s like putting on a pair of pants that’s a half size too wide. Could this be some defect unique to my pen? If not, how much nicer would it have been if the pen could post with the same kind of snap as when you are finished using it. Other than this, the pen is a dream to write with; that much is true.
Nope. The cap is a very loose fit. It’s the baggy tee of posting pens. I woul not recommend gesturing enthusiastically with the posted end or the cap might fly across the room.