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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:33


I have the original Century, so I cannot comment on the later pens, one Fine and the other Medium nibs, and both flow ink fine.

I am using Cross/Pelikan ink.

If a pen is dry with the Cross ink, I switch to Waterman ink, but my Cross nibs did not need that ink switch.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 23:15

welcome to the forum.

If you are new to fountain pen. There may be many reason why the nib feel sratchy .
it could be:

nib out of alignment
insufficient ink flow
the type of ink used.
many other reason these are just few examples.

but it really needs to investigated properly before doing anything drastic
otherwise the nib material may be damage. But neverhteless you have come
to the right place and I am sure you will find the answer you need.

worst case scenario. Cross has life time warranty. So you will be well taken care of.

Easiest thing to do first is to try different type of paper. Preferably not the
office photocopy paper. See whether the pen write better or feel smoother wtih
different paper.

Also let us know what model of pen it is by looking on the web seeing pictures
of your pen .


Enjoy your pens
Have a nice day