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When You Ink Up Your Pen Do You ...

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#21 Astron


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 20:17

Depends on what I plan to do.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 08:31

First time using the pen I do a half fill of Lamy Blue. It's my default ink. Because every pen has had Lamy Blue in it, I can gauge how the pen would behave with other inks.

This is genius. I find myself flushing (to the point of removing the nib if I can) every new LAMY I buy to get rid of the residual Blue before filling it with another ink, to avoid contaminating the bottle. I should just use it with some Blue first!

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 14:00

It depends. If I know it will be used up quickly, or the pen can hold a large amount of ink without drying out, then I usually just fill it up completely. For example, the Platinum 3776 Century has this slip and seal mechanism which does a superb job preventing it from drying out, so I know I can fill it up and it will be always ready when I need it.

#24 bemon



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Posted 24 August 2020 - 18:50

I fill up my converters all the way, but larger capacity piston filler pens I usually go for a half fill. 

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 18:10

...fill up the entire converter? Or just enough to get you through whatever your writing task is?


My pens are on active rotation, but the ink rotation depends on my mood and I can go for weeks without touching a pen. And then I'd need to change the ink or clean the pen and the ink goes to waste. So now I tend to ink just a little bit unless it's a pen/ink colour I know I'll use a lot.

I stick with one pen which I will use a lot, fill it to completely with color for daily using as for less use one I go for half converter or less which allows me peace of mind of completely using ink without wastage.

#26 pajaro


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 02:48

I usually fill the filler full, but sometimes I don't feel it's needed.  I began to feel some time back that there was some tyranny at work, making me fill the filler up.  I think the P 51 Vac models led me to believe it was impossible, so I felt that fill-it-up compulsion could, as an old friend used to say, "shav it in the oven."

Edited by pajaro, 27 August 2020 - 02:49.

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