"Hello Norman, ˇˇGreat news!! The shipment has arrived "sano y salvo (intact and safe)". I have checked the Artista pen and it manages to make me very enthusiastic. It has been a great discovery because looks and writes like a more expensive pen. It has a great appearance and is a well- finished product, the chromium-plated parts (front section and cap) and the box give the pen a very good look. I have filled the pen with the green private reserve ink and the result is fantastic. Thank you again for replacing the broken ink bottle free of charge, it has been a great gesture of attention, I admire your professionalism."
M. S., Cantabria, Spain
Artista fountain pen kit
All hail the return of the demonstrator! Almost from the first days of the fountain pen, one of the most sought-after additions to a collection was the pen salesman's demonstrator pen. These were typically pens that were partially, or fully transparent...used by a fountain pen salesman to demonstrate the inner workings of the particular pen model that was being sold. Later, pen companies began producing demonstrators -- usually in very small quantities or as limited editions -- especially for the collecting market. Consequently, these were often sold at a premium.
Monteverde has produced a terrific new series of pens (rollerballs, ball pens and fineliners are also available) that are produced with a transparent barrel and matching cap, and are made from top-class acrylic resin -- hand-polished inside and out. The pen comes with a medium steel nib, and in a detail that I love, even the feed is transparent! The pen measures 5" capped, and 6" with the cap posted.
The Artista comes with a piston converter for bottled ink (shown below with the piston turned about halfway), as well as an assortment of colorful ink cartridges (yes, the ink matches the cartridge color!).
So, whether filling with your own bottled ink, or by using the cartridges, you get to decide what 'color' your Artista is today.
Each pen comes gift boxed, along with 12 ink cartridges packed together in a larger outer box. Hail the return of the demonstrator...at a price that anyone can afford.
Artista rollerball pen kit
Artista fineliner pen kit
Monteverde® Artista™ fineliner kit is a good alternative to the rollerball. The fiber tip makes it a perfect choice for those who prefer to leave a bolder mark when writing or drawing. It is hand formed from a single bar of special clear acrylic resin. The Artista™ is then polished from both the inside and outside. Monteverde®'s jewelry grade chromium finish accents set off the crystal clarity of the Artista™ design. The kit features the exact brilliant color range as the Artista™ rollerball kit. Best of all, both are totally interchangeable. Includes Fineliner Pen, 6 Fineliner Refills in assorted colors.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: July 18th, 2014