Anyone have advice on setting the nib and feed to reduce flow when flexed?? My demonstrator has been great, predictable, wet without being too wet. My christmas pen however is a bit of a gusher, and also seems to be a bit dryer when not flexed. I kind of want to put black swan in it full time, and it's just a bit too wet for that when flexing on most of the paper's I've used (hp 32lb laserjet, some bagasse like paper from steno pads, copy paper is no-go)
I've tried setting the feed and nib identically to my demo pen, but it was kinda set like that to begin with so it didn't really help. It actually doesn't feed too much when flexing a line, it's when the tines come back together that it spooges a ton of ink back into the letter.
Right now I've got the feed pushed in further by about 1 feed... groove thing... dunno what those are called. It's a little better but I'm sure there's some other way I'm not aware of to get it to feed just right.
**edit: Since it was my free sample and a nice time of year for red ink, I tried nikita in it first and wow.. that almost made me write the ink off, talk about a firehose. It spewed twice as much ink as it did with Black Swan loaded up. Feathered on EVERYTHING and gushed a pool when flexing.
Not a knock on the pen or the ink, it's just not very good in flex pens I think. Works great in my safari.**
**PS: the red part of Black Swan stains fingers like no other noodler's ink I've used, I suggest gloves or or something when filling if you don't want stained fingers.
Edited by Yoda4561, 13 December 2010 - 21:50.