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Posted 19 June 2013 - 00:44
Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:24
I've had some hard starting pens. Not aware that stipula was prone to that.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:25
Did you fill it like an eyedropper?
Did you flush the pen first?
These are not very expensive pens, as Stipula goes, and the might still have production-debris left.
Also Stipula sets thes nibs very tight, for heavyhanded ballpoint users.
I have two that both needed a bit nib fiddling.
Yours looks awfully tight in the tines...
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:12
I am ashamed to say that I forgot to flush the pen. As a punishment I will use a cheap ballpoint at work. I will also drain it and give it a good flush. RMN- Your right the tines are very tight. I think the pen store has someone who can give the pen a tweak.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:37
Posted 20 June 2013 - 00:08
I've got two Passaportos. Both of them needed a thorough cleaning and some nib work. Both of them, it was not just oils or residue in the feed from manufacture, but they had bits of plastic inside from the machining process. Very disappointing.
Once I got them cleaned out (had to send the second one back to Stipula, as the plastic leftovers had jammed the feed such that I could not remove it to clean it) and adjusted the tines, they both write wonderfully. Really a great little pen design.
That said, I would not buy another one -- certainly not new. Unless someone had gone and done the work of fixing the nib that ought to have been correct from the factory before I bought it.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 00:16
My first passporto writes like dream. Love it. Great pen. Recommended it to several people.
My next two wouldn't write. I flushed. And I flushed again. And I flushed with soapy water. And I tried several different inks, including Tanzanize. No dice.
Finally I gave up and sent them back. My personal policy is that Pens. Should. Work. And if they don't, I was ripped off. I should not HAVE to fiddle with a pen or get it tuned to work. No more than I would expect to have to re-wire a new toaster.
My fourth passaporto did not have a threaded back, so the cap wobbles on it and constantly threatens to fly off and be lost.
That's pretty much it for me and any more passaportos. I'm keepin' the one I love, but Stipula can find someone else to dupe the next time.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:21
It's absolutely beautiful. I love those ebonites! Do let us know if the person at the store can get the nib writing nicely.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:44
If the pen isn't fixed by cleaning, see if you can ask your dealer to order in a replacement nib unit and see if that helps. You appear to have a first-generation type Passaporto, but they use the same nib units. If I recall correctly, Stipula changed the feed they were using for the Passaporto, and the new ones have a better feed. Mine has a new feed with two channels, and flow is very good, especially since I have a custom 1.1 mm italic nib installed that was ground from a BB nib. Most all the new ones I have seen seem to use the new two-channel feed.
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:37
I also had one of these pens. Nothing helped make it write. Mine was one of the versions without the threads allowing it to post. Hands down the most frustrating pen purchase I've ever made. Back it went. Never will another Stipula land on my desk. Life is too short to be dealing with shoddy quality.
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