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Parker Im Skipping

parker im i.m. skipping

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#1 SotirisK

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:32

My new Parker I.M. is skipping... enough i could say.... i have tried to flush it (with water and stuff) but it skips again! :( What can i do? Please help!
(I use a parker converter and quink black ink)

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#2 lmarine0510

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:35

Quink black is known to have clogging issues. Try another ink to see if that is the problem.


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#3 SotirisK

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:41

Thanks i will try that!

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:41

My second ink in my Parker Premier was one of the Black Quink cartridges that came with the pen.  It started skipping.  I had written enough that some light was showing through the top of the cartridge, and so I added some Private Reserve American blue to the cartridge with an eyedropper.  The addition of the new ink made the pen work again. 

 

I don't know that I'll go back to the Quink ink.  In the mean-time, I've gone back to my converter and am using other inks.  I've ordered some cartridge refill syringes, so I can dilute the Quink again in the future, if I decide to try it again.

 

I'm really new to all of this stuff, so, take my experience with a couple of grains of salt.

 

Just don't get any of the salt in your ink.

 

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#5 SotirisK

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:45

Haha, thanks for the interest! The problem may be indeed about the ink.... is sheaffer blue a good alternative? I really like the colour of this ink!

#6 SotirisK

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:57

Otherwise what type of ink do you suggest?

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 00:04

I would suggest an ink that is known to work like Waterman Serenity Blue. It is the ink that I use first in a pen to make sure it's working right. If it doesn't flow through the pen, then I know that my ink is not the problem.


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#8 SotirisK

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 00:06

Okay... thanks a lot for your advice! I will try it out!

#9 SotirisK

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 00:14

Is this the same with the 'florida blue'?

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 01:04

Waterman Florida / Serenity blue, same ink.

 

Also make sure that you are not rotating the pen.  If you rotate the pen, the slit will loose contact with the paper, and the pen won't write.   This is sometimes confused with skipping.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:08

My IM is a notorious hard starter. Unless....
Wet ink (Noodlers Black seems to play better than most I have tried) Keep it nib up. Use it more.
These are some of the things I have tried with success. It drives me bats as all my others start easy even when kept horizontal. Weird.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:53

I bought a Parker IM Premium Fountain Pen in the Gun Metal, and it was absolutely horrible. The nib would scratch like nothing else, and it would skip like mad. After flushing it out, to no benifit, I took it back, and Parker admitted they had sold me a dodgy pen. They replaced it for a new one, which was fantastic! I think it's just which one you get. 



#13 SotirisK

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:57

I thank you all for your help!

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:22

Quink black is known to have clogging issues. Try another ink to see if that is the problem.


Quink Black, or Super Quink Black ? (one is waterproof, the other is not)

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:45

You seem very new here. Do you know the baby's bottom phenomenon? That's very common problem. All you need is a bit of grinding and that's it. Or then you need to adjust the slit. New pens are quite often not working perfectly until taken care of.


There are other ways than the easiest one too.


#16 SotirisK

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:00

No, it's the quink black

#17 SotirisK

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:01

Yes I know, but the pen does not have it, not obly because its new but I have also cheked it

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:07

Yes I know, but the pen does not have it, not obly because its new but I have also cheked it


New doesn't have much to do with baby bottom, some manufactures put it there intentionally assuming everyone is going to press down on the nib for flow instead of just touching.

But if you already checked with a loupe then, not that.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:10

I have cheked it.. I watched some videos(sbre broun's for example) on how to recognize them..

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 17:29

My IM was exactly the same. 

 

The only solution I found was to take a scalpel to the feed and open up the channels. 

 

I had tried different inks, adjusting the nib, tines and everything else, and had almost given up before i hacked the feed.

 

Now it works virtually perfectly. The odd first stroke issue, but after that it just works.


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