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#1 AndyYNWA

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:55

I bought a Custom 74 with a medium nib about a month ago. I thought it was just a temporary issue, but it's not getting better.

 

When I draw a line downwards the nib feels smooth and the line is wet and nice. The same with lines from left to right.

However lines from down to up and right to left are very faint and dry and the nib feels scratchy.

 

The pen in this Youtube review show the same issue. https://youtu.be/f_Egx_bAwAs?t=15m41s

 

It there an easy way to fix this issue by myself, or do I have to contact the seller in Japan to sort it out?


Edited by AndyYNWA, 24 February 2016 - 10:59.

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#2 leejo

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:03

I had the same issue. I think the tines are too tights. Many people suggest flushing the pen with a drop of dishwashing liquid on the feed(on the nipple end). I solved mine by opening up the tine, if you are not confident about doing it you should contact the seller!


Edited by leejo, 24 February 2016 - 12:03.


#3 AndyYNWA

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:09

Thanks, good to know I'm not alone... ;)
Is it possible to mend with a micro mesh?

Edited by AndyYNWA, 24 February 2016 - 12:10.

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#4 leejo

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:08

I really don't think that's necessary because you might remove that unique feedback from Japanese nibs and it does not solve the flow issue either. Personally, I would prefer to open up the tines than micro-mesh it. You could grab the shoulders of the nib with your thumb and index finger, and open the nib slightly. 

 

http://www.nibs.com/Article6.html - at the bottom of the page.



#5 AndyYNWA

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:38

I really don't think that's necessary because you might remove that unique feedback from Japanese nibs and it does not solve the flow issue either. Personally, I would prefer to open up the tines than micro-mesh it. You could grab the shoulders of the nib with your thumb and index finger, and open the nib slightly. 

 

http://www.nibs.com/Article6.html - at the bottom of the page.

It seems to have worked! Thanks a lot!  :)

 

However, most of my finger are now all teal...  :huh:


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#6 leejo

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 15:22

Great that it worked! My hands are always inked hahaha.







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