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Visconti Midnight In Florence - Running Dry!

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#1 Sidd

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:10

Hi all, 

 

I  received my Visconti Midnight in Florence yesterday and I am facing some difficulties with the flow. Any suggestions on how to fix this? 

 

Attached a writing sample for reference, as you can see the flow is very low and also irregular. I have tried flushing the pen atleast 20-30 times and also with multiple inks. 

 

Appreciate any inputs! 

 

Cheers, 

Sidd

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#2 gerigo

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 15:31

Can you be more specific with the words "low and irregular"?

From the picture, it looks perfectly fine. There are no skips or hard starts.

 

Are you saying that the ink appears different in this pen, as compared to the same ink in other pens?



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 17:35

Can you be more specific with the words "low and irregular"?

From the picture, it looks perfectly fine. There are no skips or hard starts.

 

Are you saying that the ink appears different in this pen, as compared to the same ink in other pens?

 

yes - by low and irregular I mean that the ink flow feels constricted. This ink looks very different in all other pens I've used. In this Visconti it almost feels like not enough ink is laid on paper. But as you said, no skips, no hard starts and it is smooth too. 



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 18:55

I see you are using Eclat de Saphir, which is a wet ink.  But it is not a lubricating ink.  You may want to try a more lubricating ink such as one of the Monteverde inks (Sapphire Blue or Horizon Blue is nice), or perhaps a Sailor ink such as Souten.  

 

I might suggest that before you "tinker" , try to write through two fills of a lubricating type of ink through the pen.  If it still feels the same way, you may want to send the pen back. 

 

I have had a couple of pens with similar problems.  I have found that unless the nib has major baby's bottom or other issues, that if I just write with a lubricating type of ink for a while the pen seems to "break in".  


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 19:43

I had a problem with a divina metro that would start to dry up but would never skip. It was just a bum feed. Send it back to coles and have a new feed put in.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 22:28

I would not bother sending the pen back to Visconti. Just find a local nibmeister to look at it. It's inexpensive and you'll be more satisfied. I just had my HS issues resolved by a nibmeister and it works great. My HS came to me with slightly bent tines. Visconti service had it for over 2 months.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 23:15

Visconti resolved my divina metro in under a week (literally two days plus shipping time)

 

Also, this sounds like it may be a slightly obstructed feed.

 

But it may just be tight tines. Does it write fine if you press down harder? If so, that's the nib. If not, that's the feed.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 18:40

Visconti resolved my divina metro in under a week (literally two days plus shipping time)

 

Also, this sounds like it may be a slightly obstructed feed.

 

But it may just be tight tines. Does it write fine if you press down harder? If so, that's the nib. If not, that's the feed.

 

thanks that help - it writes down very well if I press a little. So I am suspecting tight tines here. 



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 18:41

I see you are using Eclat de Saphir, which is a wet ink.  But it is not a lubricating ink.  You may want to try a more lubricating ink such as one of the Monteverde inks (Sapphire Blue or Horizon Blue is nice), or perhaps a Sailor ink such as Souten.  

 

I might suggest that before you "tinker" , try to write through two fills of a lubricating type of ink through the pen.  If it still feels the same way, you may want to send the pen back. 

 

I have had a couple of pens with similar problems.  I have found that unless the nib has major baby's bottom or other issues, that if I just write with a lubricating type of ink for a while the pen seems to "break in".  

 

thanks - trying now with Sailor Souten. And then will try with GvFC cobalt blue too. Hopefully that helps solve it. 







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