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Q1: How do I clean my fountain pen and load an ink cartridge? A: Instructions: Best to do this over a sink.
Things You'll Need: water, paper towel, paper cup, ink cartridge
Q2: How do I use a converter?
Things You'll Need: water, paper towel, paper cup, converter, ink bottle
Q3. Does my fountain pen require a specific brand or may I use other ink brands in my pen?
Most fountain pens can use a cartridge or bottled ink with a converter. A few brands such as Pelikan, primarily use bottled ink. They have their own "piston" reservoir inside the pen which holds the ink for you. These types of pens have their own twist fill mechanism to draw the ink from the bottle into the pen directly through the nib section.
Any ink that we sell will work with your fountain pen. We recommend using Pelikan or Waterman bottled ink.
Q4. Which pens brands use the 1 1/2" standard international size ink cartridge? A: 1 1/2" standard international ink cartridges can be used with these brands:
Q5. Which pens brands only use their own branded ink cartridge?
A: Brands that use only their branded ink cartridge:
Q6. How do I prolong the life of my fountain pen?
A: By cleaning your fountain pen on a regular basis or before storing it in the case provided will keep your pen working flawlessly for many years. Keeping it safe from scratches and outside elements and dust as well as protecting the nib from mis-alignment or damage will keep you fountain pen in excellent condition for many years to come.
Q7. What size fountain pen nib should I choose?
A: It depends on various factors, including what kind of writing you do most frequently and your personal style. A medium nib is recommended for everyday writing. A fine nib is preferable if your handwriting is small, you work with numbers or draw. Some individuals prefer a broad nib for signatures and bold writing. We recommend you start out with a medium nib. Keep in mind, there are no standards among manufacturers. If in doubt, consult with us.
Q8. What are oblique fountain pen nibs?
A: They are nibs, usually medium or broad, especially suited to natural handwriting. All nibs, especially gold ones, will conform to your individual handwriting, but oblique nibs will be especially comfortable with a more extreme slant.
Q9: Should I purchase a gold nib?
A: Gold is generally more flexible than other materials and will conform to your handwriting more readily. Most gold nibs are coated with iridium at the tip for longevity. Steel nibs can be perfectly acceptable for everyday writing.
Q10: Why does my pen sometimes leak on an airplane?
A: The newest pen technology is virtually immune to this problem. However, low cabin pressures can wreak havoc if there is a significant amount of air in the refill. Take precautions and protect your belongings when flying with a pen.