Odd thing happened: I went back to my Lamy Safari pen a bit ago after fitting it with a brand new Petrol cartridge yesterday, and to my great surprise, the feed seems to have dried a bit. The pen is writing a bit scratchy, and the line of ink that comes out is uneven and dry. This is the first time I'm using a Lamy cartridge: I used a Lamy converter with a non-Lamy ink before and never had any hard starts or drying.
- super thorough long wash from the previous ink (squeaky clean inside and out)
- checked that the cartridge still contains a lot of ink (it does, just started it yesterday)
- checked that the cartridge is popped in and seated firmly
- checked that the cap clicks on well
- checked that the pen is assembled tightly
- (P.S.: this is a genuine Lamy pen, purchased from an authorized USA vendor)
It was writing super smoothly in a nice juicy line just yesterday morning with a different ink. In fact I could leave the pen with ink sitting in it for up to a week or two, and it would always write smoothly with no hard starts. It started out very well with the Petrol cartridge, and I wrote with it for a couple of hours yesterday testing out the new [to me] color. Did not expect to find the feed drying out a day later.
What do you think might be the issue and how can I check that it should not recur?
Edited by Intensity, 04 October 2017 - 15:30.