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Levenger Nib Issue

levenger nib medium l-tech

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#1 redneck6497

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 17:01

HI All,

 

I purchased a Levenger l-tech.  I have one from a few years ago, and it writes flawlessly in medium.  I purchased another one b/c I like it so much.  The pen came with a nib that was having issues stopping when making certain letters, and the flow was "slow".  Nothing like my other pen.  I called Levenger and their excellent customer support replaced the nib.  The second nib seems to do fine once you get it started, but it has issues starting.  I could pick my other pen up after sitting for a week and have a perfect stroke the first time.  I saw on another thread that some nibs when brand new have oils in them, and to use a little dishwashing detergent in water to clean it out.  I did that.  Same....

 

 I once again contacted Levenger, and they are ready to give me a refund, but I don't really want to give up yet.  Any ideas?  Should I write with it for a while and hope it fixes itself??

 

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#2 hari317

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 18:39

Examine the slit, is it tapering towards the tip? are the slit walls parallel and true?
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#3 redneck6497

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 19:35

I'm not sure what you mean by "tapering towards the tip".  I doesn't look like its possible for it to be that badly out of alignment if I understand what you're saying.  It looks to me like perhaps the whole tip is sort of pointing slightly downward vs 100% parallel when looking at it from the side. or top.  

 

When you look at it from the bottom it looks like a single cohesive slit.  



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 14:35

One other thing I noticed, is that before using, if I "prime" the system by twisting the converter so that ink goes into the feed, it seems to write immediately about 99% of the time.  Could it be a converter problem?  Maybe there is some sort of vacuum forming?



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:30

It's explained here:

 

http://www.newpentra...rticleGA04.html



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:18

It's explained here:

 

http://www.newpentra...rticleGA04.html

Thanks for the added information. It's appreciated.


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