The AxiDraw's pen holder normally holds the pen parallel to the front face of the vertical pen slide, either vertically or at 45° from vertical.
This heavy-gauge aluminum adapter sits between the front face of the vertical slide and the pen clip, and serves to rotate the pen tip an additional 45°, not from vertical but out from parallel to the front face of the vertical slide. This gives the AxiDraw the ability to hold a pen in a "right handed" grip, as opposed to the normal "center-handed" (for lack of a better description) position.
The right-handed grip makes it possible to hold the pen at a consistent angle suitable for use with regular pens, but also stub, italic, parallel, and chisel-point pens.
The italic pen adapter is made in the USA from anodized aluminum.
This adapter is compatible only with AxiDraw V3 family pen plotters that mount the pen on a 2-hole vertical slide. This includes all AxiDraw V3/A3 and AxiDraw V3 XLX units, and all AxiDraw V3 units manufactured after February 2017. In case of ambiguity, please refer to the drawing on page 12 of the AxiDraw V3 User Guide.
The italic pen adapter can be used both with the standard pen clip (included with the AxiDraw) or with the XL pen clip, sold separately.
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