|Item Weight||14.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.9 x 8.1 x 10.2 inches|
|Item model number||1760841|
|Number of Items||1|
|Size||Fountain Pen Kit|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1760841|
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- Urban's dynamic curved design offers a bold modern look that dares to be noticed. Unconventional bullet shape for perfect weight and balance.
- Muted lacquered matte black finish with a powdered aspect.
- Stainless steel nib provides superior resistance and durability, and is designed to provide optimal writing angle for right- or left-handed writers.
- Includes pen, 4 ink cartridges, 2-ounce bottle of Quink ink, bottled ink converter and cleaning cloth.
- Limited warranty guarantees product for 2 years from date of original purchase against defects in materials or workmanship.
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Powerhouse of Innovation
Without innovation, luxury falters. Since 1888, Parker has thrived through innovation, challenging the status quo in pursuit of the perfect pen. At a time when pen longevity was dubious and ink leakage prevalent, George Safford Parker set out to change the face of writing. From the revolutionary creation of the Lucky Curve fountain pen to the best-selling pen of the 20th Century—the Parker 51—to Parker’s quick-drying QuinkFlow technology, the talented teams of craftsmen and pen experts at Parker have dedicated 125 years to creating ranges of new, hybrid, sophisticated fine writing instruments, designed to delight you for a lifetime.
The Parker Urban Collection
If you strive for a luxurious lifestyle, why not write with a luxurious tool? Fountain pens from the Parker Urban Collection are handcrafted to exude modern elegance. Their weighted, ergonomic configuration caters to your preferred handhold while conveying a contemporary feel with a bullet-shaped barrel. With each comfortable swoosh of your hand, boldly hued ink flows from reservoir to tip, delivering clean, precise marks worth admiring. Add finesse and sophistication to your signature by selecting one of many sleek, stylish body finishes, accented with lavish trims.
- Handcrafted into contemporary designs
- Reliable flow of ink from reservoir to tip
- Bullet-shaped construction with modern detailing
- Available in 8 body finishes with 2 trim options
Make sure your writing instrument reflects your unique sense of style by choosing from a variety of sleek finishes.
Weighted, yet comfortable. Handcrafted, yet modern. Ballpoint pens from the Parker Urban Collection deliver consistent, smooth ink that flows from reservoir to tip with each effortless motion of your hand.
Contemporary style meets comfortable functionality with the Rollerball pens from the Parker Urban Collection. Bullet-shaped styling caters to an ergonomic handhold as you send smooth, precise marks flowing through the stainless-steel tip.
Words flow effortlessly from the stainless-steel tip of Urban Fountain pens. The bullet-shaped design conforms to your natural grasp for a continuous flow of ink that’s sure to draw endless amounts of admiration within your professional or social circle.
Parker 5th Technology
5th Technology pens from the Urban Collection deliver advanced capabilities that send a continuous flow of vivid ink through the stainless-steel nib, which synchronizes with each dynamic movement of your hand to produce brilliant, effortless marks.
How to Refill Your Fountain Pen
First, prepare your Parker fountain pen by removing the cap and unscrewing the nib to reveal the empty plunger.
|Pen Style||Bold and modern||Iconic and classic||Prestigious, yet contemporary||Timeless, elegant, and stylish||Modern, elegant, and professional|
|Barrel Materials||Anodized Aluminum, Lacquer||Resin||Metal, Lacquer||Metal, Lacquer||Anodized Aluminum, Metal, Lacquer|
|Nib Sizes||Medium||Fine, Medium||Fine, Medium||Fine, Medium||Medium|
|Nib Materials||Stainless Steel||18K Solid Gold||18K Solid Gold||Stainless Steel, 18K Solid Gold||Stainless Steel|
|Ink Colors||Black, Blue||Blue||Black||Black, Blue||Black, Blue|
|Filing Mechanism||Cartridges and Bottles available in Black and Blue ink||Cartridges and Bottles available in Black and Blue ink||Cartridges and Bottles available in Black and Blue ink||Cartridges and Bottles available in Black and Blue ink||Cartridges and Bottles available in Black and Blue ink|
Parker Urban Fountain Pen, Medium Point, Black with Gold Trim Kit with 4 Ink Cartridges (1760841). Urban's dynamic curved design offers a bold modern look that dares to be noticed. Unconventional bullet shape for perfect weight and balance. Muted lacquered matte black finish with a powdered aspect. Stainless steel nib provides superior resistance and durability, and is designed to provide optimal writing angle for right- or left-handed writers. Includes pen, 4 ink cartridges, 2-ounce bottle of Quink ink, bottled ink converter and cleaning cloth. Limited warranty guarantees product for 2 years from date of original purchase against defects in materials or workmanship.
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|Color||Black||Black||Black Cab||Black and Gold||Metallic Brown||Silver/Gold|
|Item Dimensions||8.12 x 1.87 x 10.25 in||2.3 x 1.2 x 7 in||2.05 x 6.97 x 1.46 in||3.27 x 6.93 x 1.58 in||2.25 x 7 x 1.5 in||8.12 x 1.88 x 10.25 in|
Top customer reviews
I bought this kit along with a Jinhao x450 fountain pen. I really love the matte black Urban that came with this set. I haven't seen this pen sold individually here in the US....only on European pen sites (for 35-45 dollars). I don't know why...this pen is really beautiful! The picture for the set doesn't do the pen itself justice. It's really a very attractive moderately priced pen...and it feels like a more costly pen.
The set itself comes with a bottle of ink that sells for around 10 bucks here on Amazon, 4 ink cartridges, and most importantly, a converter so you can use the bottled ink. Heck, 5 ink cartridges sell for $5 on amazon...you get 4 cartridges plus the converter (a $5-7 value for the economy type converter found in the kit). So ink bottle, cartridges, converter = $10+$5+$5 =$20, and then throw in the Urban. Go look at the Urbans here on Amazon and you will see they are priced at $45+. The matte black Urban found in this set doesn't have any engraving like other Urbans but it does come with with gold trim which is distinctive.
The nib and inner workings for all the Urbans are based on the Parker IM's which sell from about $25 and up. But the distinctive look of the Urbans is what ups the price. Overall, this is a very well priced kit with everything you need and more.
Writing with the pen is very smooth and I didn't get any skipping. Compared to the much cheaper Jinhao X450, the Urban is a bit drier...but still wet enough that is doesn't skip. The line is also finer than that with the Jinhao although both are labeled as having a "medium" nib. I should say that the nib on the Urban (all Urbans) is not changeable while the Jinhao nib can be changed out...a plus for the Jinhao. But the writing line with the Urban is very similar to what you would get with a standard ballpoint pen...not too thick, not to thin. The Jinhao on the other hand is more of a bold line and much wetter using the same ink. Drying time with the Urban is very quick which helps prevent running and smears while the Jinhoa takes much longer to dry because of the amount of ink it lays down and bold line. I much prefer the Urban over the Jinhao both in writing and in it's unique style.
You could buy ink ($10) and the Pilot Metropolitan ($15 and comes with a converter) for about $25, or the Parker IM plus ink, plus a converter for $40, or go for this kit. I think the uniqueness of the pen itself, the 4 extra ink cartridges, ink converter, and ink make this set head and shoulders above, a better value, and a better investment than other two mid-level type pens.
Dec 2015 update: Still love this pen/set! Since Feb I have bought a number of fountain pens...from $5 - $60. Amazingly, all the fountain pens function great. I would still recommend this set just so you get everything together. But I don't use the cartridges...just the pen and ink bottle. So as explained above, you could just buy the bottle of ink....I think it is about $7.00 now along with a Jinhao fountain pen for $6-9 and have something very similar for about $15-$18. But a gift set like the Urban is convenient for the beginner. I don't think can go wrong, either way
Consider this kit as a good learning tool for beginners and as a 'good buy' for experienced users.
Its Parker Urban pen is reliable, affordable to replace, writes clearly, legibly one both sides of the same paper without dark shadows or ink blotches bleeding through from the other side. (My elderly relatives have/had no problem reading both sides of the page.)
This Parker Urban pen is ECO-GREEN.
--the plastic converter, used to manually fill the pen with bottled ink, is re-usable. It can last 'forever' or until it is damaged or broken. (Beginners may want to, or need to, replace it by the time they learn how to use it correctly.)
--this pen lets me write more with one refill ink cartridge than I can with a cheap dispoable ballpoint ink pen. I'm sure this varies with each person's writing style, but it IS achievable.
--using the converter and bottled ink is far cheaper than buying ink cartridges for the same number of refills, plus it helps reduce the number of cheap disposable pens and empty ink cartridges accumulating in our garbage dumps.
--The converter's plastic is not recyclable.
--Refill ink cartridges are not re-usable.
--Cartridge plastic is not recyclable.
I sought cheap fountain pens since my chlidren were young. Their fascination with these pens led to damaged nibs and lost pens as they learned. I tried various brands to find the type quality I wanted, and I searched for prices I was willing to pay. Utlimately, the Parker brand met all my requirements, became my favorite for consistent reliability, and it remains my preferred brand since.
I have used Parker Urban pens for a few years now because of their consistent reliability and cheaper maintenance.
This style pen, the nibs, refill ink cartridges, ink botte, etc., are all quite affordable and easy to find in office supply stores at retailers and online.
I strongly recommend buying this kit and any other parts online, particularly through Amazon (unless you find a dirt cheap sale elsewhere, as I did when a local store closed its doors). Amazon's prices are almost always the lowest price I find online, even if shipping charges apply.
Online offers exist for bulk purchases on ink cartridges, which are not offered by retailers. (Example: I bought a "bulk" order of 50 cartridges. The most common box size I see in local stores has only 5 cartridges.)
This Parker Urban is for common daily writing, not to create artistic effects. Nib widths are fine, medium, and thick, but I seldom see thick ones available anymore.
Parker Urban fountain pens are comparable to (or slightly better than) several more expensive pens in various ways, such as:
1) more consistent ink release (no blotches or skipping ink when writing)
2) reliable ink release for the entire ink cartridge, even when close to being empty of ink,
3) easy to learn how to write smoothly and comfortably with this type pen (contributed to by the above 2 points),
4) finer, constistent line/letter thickness when writing,
5) replacement medium nibs are very reasonably priced and readily available (in retail and online),
6) fine tip nibs are optional, yet readily available for both the silver and gold edging styles.
7) no, or almost no, ink "bleeds" through paper, unlike other pens using differently shaped cartridges.
Parker Urban pens have these additional high quality traits:
1) its fast drying ink prevents those common smears and smudges usually seen when moving your hand/sleeve/arm across
the paper as your write,
2) you can write on both sides of any paper, as FAST as you want, and both sides are legible.
3) ready to use right out of the box after you insert its first ink cartridge. (Same results with three (3) different Parker Urban pens plus one obtained in this kit . My first usage is almost always writing letters.
4) refill ink cartridges usually cost less in my area (Missouri) than other pens with differently shaped cartridges, including at online stores I use,
5) replacement medium nibs are quite affordable, inexpensive,
6) medium tips/nibs as provided in this kit write more like an the older (vintage and antique) fine point fountain pen nibs,
7) ink's appearance on paper resembles today's gel pen inks,
8) this kit's medium-sized nib makes lines/letters appear as thin, sometimes thinner, than today's standard gel pens
packaged as having a "medium tip."
9) fine lines and clarity are as good or better than antique fountain pens that were top of the line in their time; if you recall, those pens and ink were used in government ledger books that have tissue-like thin pages (as thin as international paper, made so thin to save postage on airmail weight).
Clarification for Item #3: immediate usage is true for many people, but it depends on one's normal handwriting pressure, customary angle(s) holding pens, writing styles, how fast you usually write with non-fountain pens, and other minor personal writing habits. Fountain pens need less pressure to achieve quality legible writing; too much pressure can damage or break the nib. Just replace the nib, and you're back in business.
Beginners who customarily write fast will learn best by writing slowly with deliberation to "feel" the pen's nuances. The Parker Urban has a significantly diffierent weights between the cap being on or off that will affect your ability and comfort to learn correct usage and "get to know" your pen. However, I think learning how to align the nib correctly with the paper is more important than determining the best placement for your fingers to hold the barrel. I think the last thing that you should worry about is probably developing your own smooth, evenly paced hand movements across the paper as you write; it's much easier to develop when you "know" your pen very well. After all this you can resume your normal faster writing speed.
Since tips/nibs re-form their shape, lean a certain way, and adjust to your specific handwriting (sort of like breaking in leather), definitely avoid sharing your pen nib with other people. Get a nib for each person using the pen or get extra pens. Nibs used by two people can easily become damaged or break because the nib's customized' adjustment to your writing style will change from the other person's pressure and style imposing on top of the nib's existing shape. You will be less satisfied because it is no longer 'customized' just for you, and the other person might not be satisfied at all because the nib doesn't work smoothly. I think the Parker Urban 'seem' a little more sensitive to sharerd nibs, but I'm wondering if the ergonimic barrel doesn't permit users to apply more pressure and angles than could be done elsewhere. Either way, the Parker's writing quality can deteriorate rapidly if two people use the same nib frequently.
--Other reviewers' consider this converter as 'not top quality.' That's true. It is not high quality, yet I think its quality is appropriate for this kit considering it is as like a sampler kit and ideal for novices. The quality is 'good enough' for someone like me who uses the converter occasionally. I can't justify to myself buying a different/better converter.
--At least two reviewers had difficulty getting this Urban pen's nib top to puncture the cartridge to get ink flow. This happens during initial cartridge insertion and puncturing on a new pen. Sometimes the problem stays until you have refilled the pen with at least 3 or 4 cartridges. However, if the problem persists after many cartridges, I would buy another nib (or return the one gotten). For me it was a matter of learning the correct amount of pressure needed and that the nib top is capable of taking significant pressure to puncture the cartridge. I had been afraid of pushing too hard and damaging it.
--Parker Urban pens need you to hold the refill cartridge a little more firmly and straighter than a few other pens, including one other Parker style (unfortunately, the style name escapes me now). I feel the straighter cartidge contributes to the consistent quality lines/letters it creates, while also contributing to the initial puncture difficulties. A few other pens had a little leeway permitting their cartridges to lean over ever so slightly and get punctured at an angle into the cartridge plastic. The Parker's Urban pen cartridges are so straight that they consistently puncture straight up though plastic, which will be harder than an angled puncture. However, in the past, I found pens with a lttle leeway were more likely to have a leakage, regardless of how little. I feel this pen's straight-on insertion also helps me get all or almost all the ink out of the cartridge. I can screw the nib to the barrel more easily because the cartridge stands up straight,, not needing support as I hold the barrel to start twisting, but I found pens with a little leeway sometimes needed a bit extra finger support to get the barrel on. I cannot remember the last time I had a cartridge touch the side of the barrel.
LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES:
--I strongly recommend cleaning the nib as soon as possible after you run out of ink. Don't wait until you are ready to refill the ink whether that will be in a few hours or days before you refill it. Quick ink left inside the nib can dry out before you are ready to refill the pen. Leftover ink does not drain out of a good condition nib - it dries inside, cluttering and cloggin internal shafts, producing poor quality lines with inconsistent ink flow.
This prompt cleaning is more critical if changing ink colors.
--If the nib is quickly 'rinsed' instead of correctly cleaned, old dried ink inside the nib will mix with the new wet ink and produces an UGLY color, even if the two inks are supposed to be the same color. The color is uglier if 2 colors mixed. It can look like dark muddy sewer water. It looks terrible on paper, despite this pen's better line/letter appearance than some other pens.
--Expect nibs with dried ink in them to be a time-consuming cleaning adventure. At least you CAN clean it out and save money by not buying a replacement, but success depends on your situation.
--Getting ink all over the pen's exterior, inside the barrel, or in the top of the nib cleans up fast. (Maybe because of its exterior surface??) It still takes me less time to clean this mess than cleaning a dried nib.
--Don't fall asleep with the pen in your hand...if your clothing touches the the nib, the clothing acts like a wick and can soak up all the ink left in your pen. (Trust me. It happens.)
--After refilling this Urban pen, do NOT expect the nib to screw back into the barrel to the exact place it had been when you unscrewed it. Placement can vary. Use the pen based on the nib's final position; align the nib to the paper. Aligning to the barrel's usage rubs, scratches, etc. may lead you to apply too much force, stripping the threads, damaging the cartridge or nib top that punctures the cartridge., or causing slight separations between 2 or more nib parts, which may start a slow leak or make the nib loose and wobbly when you write. A nib that scrapes its side because you want to use the barrel consistently instead of the nib, can damage the adjustment that 'customized' your pen to your handwriting style. For me, the adjustment damage occurred more often than any significant damage to the nib.
--Quick ink on your clothing that is still wet, if it is not permanent ink, is easy to get out if you immediately hold the stain under running cold water. Rinse until it looks like water coming out of a cleaned nib. The fabric and local water supply will affect your success (e.g. hard or soft water, what treatment chemicals are in the water). I find soft water, cold temperature works best.
--Quick ink that dried on your clothing may still be removed, if it is not permanent ink, but success varies. If running cold water gives insufficent success, use Oxy-clean. The best laundry detergent to try is any that contains sodium triborate.
--If you do not get your booklet with this kit (as several reviewers experienced), PLEASE contact Amazon. This small gold-colored booklet (about 2" x 4"?) is a MUST to properly care for your pen. It should be on top of the cleaning cloth. Amazon's return, refund, and replacement policies are, in fact, followed through with amazing speed, for incomplete products and products not meeting the description. I'm sure they would want to know when a Prime supplier's products have several people with the same complaint.
The booklet gets right to the point, is easy to understand, has each sentence packed with key information, and wastes no words or sentences. Details take only 2 or 3 paragraphs, which is essentially one section per page.
--Use only Quick Ink in this Parker Urban pen for best results. I tried two off-brands with 'compatible' ink cartridges. Both had an ink color that looked as though the the ink was diluted with water; it was harder to read and photocopy even the best of writing. One package had two cartridges with wrong widths (I measured them); they were completely unusable. (Bad quality control) One package's cartridges seemed to run out of ink, yet we could clearly see about 1/4 of the cartridge had ink. Now I buy Only Quick ink (both cartridges and ink bottles) because the ink brands were all used in the same pen, and the inks made the difference in output.
--If you use international paper, you definitely should try to fine point nib first, even though you must buy it separately. I had a few times when the medium point was still too much ink for the extremely think paper (almost translucent), and a little bleed-through happened, affecting usage on the back of the paper.
I don't know, if I just got the defective piece or what. I will re think twice before purchasing Parker fountain pen again.
Please have a look at the video to see what I am experiencing with this particular pen.
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