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An Intuitive Conversation With The Graf Von Faber-Castell Intuition

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#41 ernieh


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:18

Thank you for your advice, gerigo.

I will try it out on a Franklin Christoph that tends to dry out after weekend when I am back to office on Monday (I have yet to own a GVFC Intuition :P)

I personally own quite a few different Intuitions. I find that out of the ones I have, the only one that dries out is the one with the bigger nib which momentarily I forget the name of. My personal Intuition Platino is one of my favorite pens and I don't have any problems with the pen.
Using the GVFC inks are fine but they are on the drier side which might make the problem worse. If you want to make sure that the pen does not dry out, try a more lubricated Japanese ink like Iroshizuku or Sailor Jentle. Also go for the blue inks as their chemical makeup makes them less prone to drying out. I know because I have a retracting nib pen that for all intents and purposes functions like a pen with no cap. I found lubricated blue inks work best and don't dry out as quickly as inks of other colors, especially black and red.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 05:49

Hello there,

I have been looking up information about GVFC Intuition Platino fountain pen and found this thread. Very informative and useful.

I am aware of many discussions online about the ink flow/drying up/hard start issue of this nice pen. Do you find a fix?

I am thinking if switching the feed to an ebonite one will make it (but not sure if there is ebonite alternative out there in the market). Alternatively, will using GVFC ink resolve the issue? I note from its website describing its ink as "The excellent quality shows itself in the even flow of ink and the fact that you can start writing with the fountain pen almost immediately, even after long breaks."

Welcome your input.



Adding to what gerigo has already suggested. A wet flowy ink in most cases solves the issue. I have also found that sometimes cartridges work better then the stock converter. It was the case with some sailors and one of the faber castell pens

Edited by sannidh, 02 August 2020 - 05:49.

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