Get your foot in the door to fountain pen fandom with these low cost options. Get all you need for under $10 including a pen, ink, and paper. Check out our recommendations:
Start your fountain pen journey with a bit of fun with the Jinhao 993 Shark pen. Featuring a hooded extra-fine nib, this pen will be great on a variety of paper as it lays down less ink. While under $4, this pen is a favorite of many Goulet employees who frequently grab these low-maintenance choices as their tool of choice.
It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to fountain pen inks. Which brand? Which color? Which properties? Take some guesswork out of the equation and roll the dice with a random ink sample! The choice could surprise you as try things out before committing to a full bottle.
Let’s not shock the system too much. The Clairefontaine Classic Staplebound should seem familiar. It’s reminiscent of the composition books you may have used in school, with one major difference: super smooth fountain pen-friendly paper! Do not worry about ink issues such as feathering, ghosting, or bleed-through with this tremendous paper.
What do you think? Can you find a better combo for under $10? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
The Goulet Pen Company Team