Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem

$240.00 

  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem
  • Pocket Engineered Plastics- aka the Smoltem



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After we launched the Engineered Plastics series in our full sized model we realized that it would be really nice to make our signature "pocket pen" out of these materials starting with Ultem. Instead of redesigning the fantastic eyedropper friendly grip sections from the first Engineered Plastics pens ( in both Jowo #6 and Bock 380 #8 sizes), we decided to build on that foundation. 

This enabled us to add the Pocket/Small/Smol Ultem aka Smoltem to the collection as a Pocketable Eyedropper that also takes short international cartridges like our best known pen, the Pocket Six. 

Similarly we heard that people would like bigger pens from us. Noted! This small pen when posted is actually the second biggest Schon DSGN pen to date! The overall length is 138.5mm (full specs below) and the diameter of the body is a much lager 14.2mm (biggest overall). Funny how this pocket pen can be so big... but we love that about our pocket pens. Long live the screw post!

Let's get down to details, much like its Full Sized predecessor, this pen has an O-ring in the cap for a smooth closing action and making it leak proof. It is jam packed with O-rings in the section to create a strong pen for eyedropper use ( no cartridge needed , filling the full body with ink). Here's a video about how to eyedropper a pen, why/why not, some nerdy stuff etc. Be sure to have some silicon grease handy as it makes the process much smoother and keeps the seals happy!    

This pen comes with a steel Jowo #6 nib. Gold nibs can be purchased here for this pen and can come as a spare or installed into the pen. I also made a #8 (Bock 380) section for this pen in Black and Natural Ultem and that can be purchased here. Mix and Match #6 sections in black and amber can be purchased as well here

The material is Ultem aka PEI (Polyetherimide) and is able to be machined thinner than most acrylic pens and yet will be stronger than acrylic to resist accidental drops or mishaps.  

The o-rings will keep the pen sealed so excessive tightening of the section to body and cap to body is not necessary. 

Capped length- 94mm(3.70”)
Uncapped length, cap unposted. nib to back- 87.3mm (3.43”)
Uncapped length, cap posted. nib to back- 138.5mm (5.45”)

Grip diameter min- 10.2mm (.40”)
Grip diameter max - 11.2mm (.44”)
Body/Cap diameter is 14.2mm (.558”)
Weight- .4 oz or ~ 11grams 

Ink Capacity - .8ml (short cartridge) or 1.7ml (eyedropper) 

What chemicals can I use to clean this pen? Soap and water or Alcohol is fine on this material for deep cleaning (one of the benefits of Ultem)

What chemicals should I not use? Windex. Ammonia based chemistry, It has been brought to my attention that some pen flush has ammonia, use that only on the nib/feed. It is easy to unscrew the nib unit and do that, if you need help ill make you a video to show you how.

 FAQ:

Are the grips interchangeable between the engineered plastics pens? 
Yes!

Are the caps interchangeable between the engineered plastics pens? 
These new caps will fit on the old editions (and can be used to get some extra length inside there for some modified or longer nibs, especially Bock380 or #8 nibs) but the older caps will not fit on the new pens as the tolerances are different. 

What is the ink capacity for eyedropper? 
Ink Capacity - .8ml (short cartridge) or 1.7ml (eyedropper) 

Do the Magna Carta nibs fit inside these pens?
I have fit one, but buyer beware, some of their housings have poor tolerances and are not fitting inside of my grips as they are oversized compared to the Bock380. Some of this is due to the fact that the housings are ebonite and can deform significantly when the nib is assembled inside of its housing (effectively making the housing a triangle shape vs round). Rather than remaking my grips to be bigger (they need to be tight for good eyedropper use with a Bock 380!) I am just putting out this word of caution. Second, some of the nibs are assembled with the nib sticking very far out of the housing. These will need to be reassembled properly so the nib sticks out the correct amount and it will fit. This takes some skill so tread carefully or ask for help! I am excited about these nibs and hope they address these quality issues in the future. 

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