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Make A Nib More Wet (Help!)


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#1 FountainPens4Life

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 13:25

Hi there, 

I recently added a Graf von Faber Castell Guilloche to my collection and I really would like it to write a bit wetter can someone help me 

P.S. I tried to find a Nibmeister to take it to but there aren't any in Greece....

Thanks in advance! :)


Edited by FountainPens4Life, 20 December 2017 - 14:00.


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#2 friedrichwild

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 13:35

hello.  you can try to use a wetter ink to see if this works. if it does not work, watch these videos and make a try to do these. https://www.youtube....h?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo  https://www.youtube....h?v=TWCGAfBeWM4  https://www.youtube....DRr0l3k0&t=280s

 καλή τυχη!!! :D



#3 FountainPens4Life

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 13:40

hello.  you can try to use a wetter ink to see if this works. if it does not work, watch these videos and make a try to do these. https://www.youtube....h?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo  https://www.youtube....h?v=TWCGAfBeWM4  https://www.youtube....DRr0l3k0&t=280s

 καλή τυχη!!! :D

 

Ευχαριστώ πολύ!

P.S. Ξέρω τον Brown ;)


Edited by FountainPens4Life, 20 December 2017 - 13:42.


#4 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 16:49

Easiest is to use a wetter ink and a better paper.

Do remember it is harder to shove the tines together once you have widened them than it seems.

So be very careful in using just the a 'thought' of width when first using your thumbnails on the shoulders of a nib to widen it.

It is much better to do that a couple of times than one of OPPS!.


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www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens.  Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


#5 pseudo88

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 16:52

 

 καλή τυχη!!! :D

 

I don't think the OP needs an equation! (I did translate it dont worry).


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 19:07

Smear your ink with some Kodak Photoflo 200. Smoothens many pens.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 19:38

Hi there, 

I recently added a Graf von Faber Castell Guilloche to my collection and I really would like it to write a bit wetter can someone help me 

P.S. I tried to find a Nibmeister to take it to but there aren't any in Greece....

Thanks in advance! :)

 

Grip the shoulders of the nib and pull outwards very gently.  It works best if you use your fingernails to grip the nib.



#8 austinwft

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 04:23

I've had pens that were unpleasantly dry to write with using certain inks, inks that performed well in other pens, and these same pens continued to write dry after a bit of nib tweaking, ultrasonic cleaning and use of different converters. What solved my issues with these pens was adding Organics Studio Flo-plus to the troublesome inks.

 

And boy does it work! My first use of it was about a 1/2% mixture which made a previously unpleasant writing pen and ink combo into an almost unusable wet writer. I now use it at a 1/15-1/20% mixture with excellent results and find it a better option to fiddling with nibs and chasing after a better converter. YMMV

 

https://vanness1938....ant=32622218374





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