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no ink flow on sheaffer calligraphy cartridge pens
Posted 18 February 2009 - 20:30
When you're not using the pen, how should it be stored? On it's side, top, nib up, nib down?
Posted 18 February 2009 - 20:33
Posted 18 February 2009 - 20:37
Posted 18 February 2009 - 21:34
Even if the pens are new they may benefit from being flushed - just run some cold water through the section. You can either leave the pen to dry overnight, or give it a vigorous shake (take care that you don't drop it, though!) and dry the nib on a paper towel, then add the cartridge.
If that doesn't help you might want to add a drop of water to the cartridge. You'll need a syringe with a needle to do so. One drop of water seldom affects the colour and can improve ink flow.
Also, make sure you use Sheaffer cartridges and follow the recommended procedure for inserting them: put the cartridge in the barrel, then screw the section on. That ensures that the cartridge is pierced and aligned properly with the feed.
Good luck and happy writing!