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Dinkie Problem (Reposted)


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#1 WhiteStarPens

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 15:20

I thought it might be more appropriate to post this here:

I've an early 1950s C.S Dinkie 550. It's inked with Pelikan Royal Blue and the flow, when working, is perfect, without any skips at all. The tines are aligned and it writes smoothly.
After a being capped for just an hour or so, it dries out and takes a few letters to get going. Thereafter, it is no problem at all.

Can anyone shed some light on why this happens and any advice on how to remedy this irritating foible?

Many thanks,

W.S.P

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#2 Parker51

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 19:45

I suggest you try a wetter ink.
Pelikan is known for its dry inks and Parker or Waterman ink may solve your difficulty.

#3 northlodge

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 18:39

I suggest you try a wetter ink.
Pelikan is known for its dry inks and Parker or Waterman ink may solve your difficulty.

 

I only have one example of Pelikan ink, a blue that appeared to have been responsible for destroying a couple of latex ink sacs, so is banished to the back of a cupboard. 

 

I would agree with the suggestion of trying a Parker ink.



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 20:22

My thanks to you both, I've plenty of Waterman inks so I'll give black a go. I'd not heard Pelikan blue was a problem for sacs, I'll bear that in mind!

Kind regards,

W.S.P






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