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TenBladeSummitar posted a topic in Th-INKing Outside the BottleAn interesting article from Scientific American New Scientist (edited - thanks to those who pointed out the error), 1959, outlining the history of the development of quick-drying fountain pen ink, and how the ink and paper interact to influence perceived feathering or line spread. It also is clear how ink recipes can affect pen components or reliability thereof. http://bit.ly/Science_of_Quick_Drying_Fountain_Pen_Inks
So I've got a little problem with my English Waterman with a flex nib. The pen writes normally for some time, then blots/floods the paper with ink. So far, I've tried heat-resetting the feed, but I've had no success so far. I've tried Sailor Jentle Black, Parker Penman Emerald and Mocha, and MontBlanc Dandy Turquoise(Balzac ink) but the pen behaves all the same. The ink flows out every now and then onto the underside of the nib and pools there. This picture isn't clear, but you can't see any of the gold since the ink has occupied all the space under the nib. Does anyone have any ideas on how to remedy this?