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#1 ArdentlyAuthentic

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:33

Hi! I'm new to the fountain pen community, and am so excited to be here!

 

I recently bought a Monteverde Monza demonstrater pen and I've noticed that there is a lot of ink in the barrel. I've taken the pen apart and I can't figure how to get the ink out. It is really frustrating me as it both ruins the pen's aesthetic and makes me wonder whether there is a flaw in the pen.

 

Could anyone let me know how I can fix this? 

 

 

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#2 DriftingSands

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:39

Unless the Monza has double wall section (like a TWSBI 580, where the section has an inner and outer piece) that looks perfectly normal to my eye. Especially for a demonstrator.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:47

Unless the Monza has double wall section (like a TWSBI 580, where the section has an inner and outer piece) that looks perfectly normal to my eye. Especially for a demonstrator.

So its ok the section is completely purple, and there is no way to fix it? (It used to be clear)



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:48

There's nothing to fix.  This is a clear section that allows you to see the nib and feed/collector through the section.  When you fill the pen, this area is dipped into the ink, and the collectors hold the extra ink.   They're designed to hold  any extra ink so that the pen doesn't flood.   As you write it will be draw from the collector to the tip of the pen.  The  amount of ink that is  there will diminish, and then fill again.  The pen is working as it should.  The same thing happens with other pens, you just can't see it because the sections are opaque.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:50

There's nothing to fix.  This is a clear section that allows you to see the nib and feed/collector through the section.  When you fill the pen, this area is dipped into the ink, and the collectors hold the extra ink.   They're designed to hold  any extra ink so that the pen doesn't flood.   As you write it will be draw from the collector to the tip of the pen.  The  amount of ink thatis  there will diminish, and then fill again.  The pen is working as it should.  The same thing happens with other pens, you just can't see it because the sections are opaque.

Thank you so much! I was really worried about it, but I completely understand now.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:51

So its ok the section is completely purple, and there is no way to fix it? (It used to be clear)


There's nothing to be fixed. The feed, therefore the ink, runs through the section. It's clear when empty or filled with an invisible, UV reactive ink. Otherwise, it'll be the color of whatever ink you happen to be feeding your pen because you're seeing the ink itself through clear plastic.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:53

There's nothing to fix.  This is a clear section that allows you to see the nib and feed/collector through the section.  When you fill the pen, this area is dipped into the ink, and the collectors hold the extra ink.   They're designed to hold  any extra ink so that the pen doesn't flood.   As you write it will be draw from the collector to the tip of the pen.  The  amount of ink thatis  there will diminish, and then fill again.  The pen is working as it should.  The same thing happens with other pens, you just can't see it because the sections are opaque.


Quick on the draw as always Ron. Beat me to it while I was typing.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 21:56

As others have mentioned, there is nothing to fix, but i suspect your section is two parts, with a separation where ink gets wicked into it. Hense the coloring even when the feed and nib are pulled out. This ink will just sit there. That "compartment" doesn't communicate with the feed/main ink lines, and will not be used in writing. If it bothers you, you can always use an ultrasonic cleaner to get it out, but with the next fill, it'll pick ink up again.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 20:21

Ive seen this too in a couple of Monza that I have. It does indeed appear to have an inner sleeve in the section. So without an ultrasonic cleaner can the inner sleeve be removed (kinda like the nib and feed can) for cleaning? Just curious. Thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 20:59

The only way to fix this is to not use a demonstrator pen.


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