January 22, 2014 10 Comments
Someone in FPB raised the subject of writing samples. Not many sellers do them, it seems. There could be a couple of reasons for that: if your writing is a chicken-scratch you might be reluctant to expose it, though I would have thought a cross-hatch illustration of line width might still help. Also, if your customer base is collectors rather than writers it might be a bit pointless.
Admittedly we all write differently and this can affect how the pen performs. Different inks and papers can make a big difference. My own view is that with all its shortcomings, a writing sample still gives an idea of the line a nib would produce under normal writing circumstances. I think it’s better to provide a writing sample and from the feedback I get from my customers, many find it helpful.
What do you think?