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  1. Oshi

    M600 - Too Wet (Need Help)

    Hi all, i just bought a M600 (with EF nib) on amazon. Until now i am used to the new Parker IM models with a F-nib which i really love. (after removing babies bottom) However, the ink flow on the M600 is much too high, it eats all the definition in my handwriting and produces hard corners on the egdes of the lines, even with the EF nib. I read some other threads with the same problematics, but didnt come to a satisfying result. This is what i got so far: Ink: Changing ink is not an option, since the ink is important to me (Montblanc Midnight Blue & Pelikan Tanzanite are prefered!). What i dont get is, that people say Pelikan Inks are very dry. This is not the case with the "Premium Edelstein Tanzanite", this thing ist extremly wet, not usable at all. How can they make Premium Inks not fitting to the Premium Pens inkflow wise. So i should use the cheap 4001 with a 250€ Pen, makes sense to me So, i have to use the Montblanc Midnight Blue. I also tried deluting the ink with destilled water, but no major effect until the ink gets too light for my taste. Paper: I use Clairefontaine 90g Nib: I`m not sure if grinding the nib to a smaller size would help here. What do you think, i heard the Pelikan Service do such things for free? I also tried out a M400 in EF, it was exactly the same size and ink flow, so its no specivic problem on this M600 pen. Writing technique: I`m writing quite relaxed with not much pressure. The angle is more flat, but this does not effect the ink flow negatively. Writing sample: here is a compairison, check out the red marked borders, looks ugly and comes from too much ink. Can you help me out? Thanks for reading, cheers
  2. I understand how to make a nib write wetter - one way is to scrape out the ink channel in the feed just a bit (I had to do this to my 1st two Kaweco Sports). But how do you make a gusher write drier? Other than using a dry ink, I mean.
  3. Ok.... so a couple months ago i was torn between buying a diamond 580 and a vac 700.... so i did what any normal addict would do.... i bought both. Now, although they both have the newer jowo nib i believe, they are different sizes... 6 on vac and 5 on 580 respectfully. My issue has been with the 580. I got them both in medium. It is a veeeery wet writer. Like to the point of almost bleedthrough on rhodia. Im not sure if this is normal... I know that many have said they had flow issues with theirs in the past, but mine is the opposite.... Is this normal for the 580? Is it the medium nib? (Ive ordered a fine for it which should come in soon) I love the look of the pen but the flow makes it difficult to use for practicality reasons. Can i slow it a bit? Or is it just how the medium nib writes? Fyi my 700 is great. And i have tried a few inks and lastly nkw i have apache sunset in it which normally behaves drier, but is stikk gushing. Ti.es are alligned, perfectly touching at the tip of the nib.... i just dont get it. Please, if u have any advice or reassurances let me know. Thanks
  4. Alright, I have a bit of a puzzle. I have a Nemosine demonstrator that I use for work. Great little pen, so great I got a second one so that I would't have to use my backup ball-point if I left #1 in my office or at home. Here's the problem-- It's wet. Really, really wet. Being a believer in the scientific method, here's what I've done so far: I noticed when I first got it and set it up that it put down a heavier, darker line than the first pen (both loaded with Squeteague Noodler's ink). I figured it might just be the ink, so I cleaned it out and put in a bit of Heart of Darkness, which I had used before in pen #1 and knew it worked well, and was just a touch drier. Thought maybe it just needed breaking in. Well, it broke in all over my notes, thick bleeding lines (on an EF nib) and big drips of ink. I went throught the whole converter in one day... and that usually lasts me 2 weeks! Finding #1: It is not the ink. Did a bit of research here on the forums, found that the nib is the most likely culprit. From what I could tell (though I'm no expert) the tines were just fine. Conveniently, I had also bought a Fine nib for the pen, so to be sure I swapped out the nibs and popped the suspect nib into a jinhao x750 which conveniently has the exact same nib and feed size/dimensions. EF nib writes great in the jinhao. New F nib lays down an even thicker, wetter line than the original EF nib. Finding #2: It is not the nib. Since both pens were there, had the same sized nibs and feeds and my hands were already inky, I swapped the jinhao feed with the nemosine feed and gave it the original nib back. Wet. Tried the F nib. Wet. Both nibs work fine with the original feed in the jinhao pen. Finding #3: It is not the feed. The only thing left is the converter. Nemosines come with cartridges, so that was an easy test. Converter out, feed in, and....what the hell it's still dropping down a thick, wet line! Finding #4: It's not the converter. It occurred to me that there might have been some water in the pen from the initial cleaning, so when I swapped between the Squeteague and the Heart of Darkness, I thoroughly dried all the parts in between. But even so, that still wouldn't explain why all the parts work great in another pen, just not in this one. In fact, I've popped all of the pen parts into the jinhao and am using that great, it's just I like having demonstrators for work because I can tell exactly how much ink I have left that way. All that's left is the pen body... and THAT couldn't be causing the dripping, could it? What am I missing?
  5. I have an M150 that I've had for a few years that has always written rather wet. I stopped caring about that for a while after I got a nice Esterbrook, but that pen will be going in for repair soon and I want to get the Pelikan working the way I want. So, would someone please point out some resource for manipulating Pelikan nibs in particular? I think this one needs to have its feed set back a little more.

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