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Drying Out - Faber Castell Ambition With Diamine Ink

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#1 tbzbbt

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 21:18

I've got a Faber Castell Ambition inked-up with Diamine Eclipse. Unfortunately it drys out after a couple of days of not being used. I'm not sure if this is a function of the pen's nib (it has no breather hole), the ink, the cap, or the storage. It is stored with many other Waterman and Kaweco pens in a dry box - none of which exhibit this problem.

 

Can anyone provide any insight into this problem? Having to dip the pen and invariably getting ink on my fingers each time I use it , is frustrating and discouraging its use. Will a change of ink make a difference?

 

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#2 SenZen

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 03:59

My pearwood Ambition dries up too, it was noticeable with Kon Peki but now it has Ajisai; I put a tiny amount of silicone grease on the section threads, seems to have helped; a really tiny amount.


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#3 oneill

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:05

I've got a Faber Castell Ambition inked-up with Diamine Eclipse. Unfortunately it drys out after a couple of days of not being used. I'm not sure if this is a function of the pen's nib (it has no breather hole), the ink, the cap, or the storage. It is stored with many other Waterman and Kaweco pens in a dry box - none of which exhibit this problem.
 
Can anyone provide any insight into this problem? Having to dip the pen and invariably getting ink on my fingers each time I use it , is frustrating and discouraging its use. Will a change of ink make a difference?
 
thanks
tbzbbt

A thoroughly good Flushing might help, Use a small drop very SMALL with distilled water to flush out the pen several Times MIGHT help it should be better than it Was.Trust Me. Oneill

#4 dapprman

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 16:15

I have the same problem with all my Faber-Castells - my Ambition is no where near as quick as yours, but my eMotion is.  Not sure about my my WRITink as I rarely use it.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:44

I have similar problems with Ondoro and E-motion with pretty much all inks. I have to use them on a daily basis or they dry out.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 17:50

I don't use my ambition much anymore, but my GvFC Classic doesn't have this issue. Ink sits for days until I use it. I use Iroshizuku and Sailor ink in mine.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 19:25

Now that you menion it - my E-motion also does this. I would have thought that the plastic cap insert would grip the metal threads nice and tightly to  prevent drying out.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 22:32

I also have the same problem with my E-Motion. Inks that dont dry out in most other pens seem to dry out in a day or so in the FC. Im not sure why it is but it may be the cap is not air-tight, the tines are sandwiched together, or something is wrong with the feed. Cheers.
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