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Does anybody have any advice for a newbie like me on the best way to wipe away the ink from the nib and section of a fountain pen after filling from an ink bottle? Some videos would be appreciated if you have any. What napkin or cloth do you use? Do you clean the section first, or the nib first? Wet or dry? For the section, do you wipe in strokes from the barrel towards the tip, or do you just wrap napkin or cloth around the section and twist around? While twisting, do you work towards the nib or towards the barrel? If your section has ridges like the TWSBI 580ALR, how do you get the ink out of the ridges? How do you deal with the flat circular area of the section that surrounds the nib and feed? For the nib and and feed, do you just wipe the top of the nib, or do you try to get any excess ink in the lower part of the feed? Should I just accept that there is a good probability of getting ink on my fingers during the inking process? As a related question, do you cap the bottle first before doing any of the above cleaning? If you had cats, pets, or young children would you cap the bottle first, or simply lock everyone out of the room? While capping the bottle, where do you put down your pen, or do you just try to juggle the pen, cap, and bottle?
From the album: Odds and endsOn the retail packaging for ink converter mini (which is a new product designed to fit the Pro Gear Slim Mini models), Sailor could not be any clearer in the directions for use, as to whether the converter should be filled by drawing ink through the nib and feed of the pen, or instead filled independently of the pen's nib, feed and gripping section.
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