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Help with flow - Monteverde Regatta


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I was recently gifted a new Regatta and have filled it properly, however I keep having to unscrew it and twist down the piston as it runs out of ink after about a 20 line paragraph. I am new to fountain pens but learned the correct way to fill them… am I missing something with this particular pen brand? It’s my first Monteverde. I do give a half/full twist down on the piston just to push ink into the feed and a small drop off the tip of the nib when refilling. It still seems to dry up with continued flow. BTW, I’m using a Broad nib.

 

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA!

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You can try a different universal converter or a new ink .When you have to turn the converter to push the ink into the nib it is usually a problem with the converter or you need a more wet ink .

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On 11/12/2021 at 1:50 AM, jchch1950 said:

You can try a different universal converter or a new ink .When you have to turn the converter to push the ink into the nib it is usually a problem with the converter or you need a more wet ink .

Thanks for your thoughtful response! I'll try your suggestions. :)

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The usual problem is that the ink hangs up on the side walls of the converters from surfacer tension.  You can try cleaning the converter in soapy water but otherwise I'd suggest converters that have a small weight or spring inside to break the surface tension. THIS is one example.

 

 

On 11/11/2021 at 10:32 PM, VelvtRide said:

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA!

 

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I just got one of these but am thinking of selling it as the M nib I have seems awfully dry for it's size.  Your B should be pretty wet.  My other option would be sending mine to get tuned (which is something you can do that makes an amazing difference in how pens write).

 

Have you tried encouraging the ink to flow via a wet paper towel (capillary action)?  I would try that before messing with the piston.  

 

If you have any Monteverde inks around, they tend to run really smoothly and might solve your problems. I tend to like my inks on the dryer side but I always keep a bit of Monteverde ink around to check just these types of issues.

 

Good luck!

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On 11/13/2021 at 1:28 PM, OCArt said:

The usual problem is that the ink hangs up on the side walls of the converters from surfacer tension.  You can try cleaning the converter in soapy water but otherwise I'd suggest converters that have a small weight or spring inside to break the surface tension. THIS is one example.

 

 

 

 

Great! Thanks for the advice and example! Appreciate your time in responding :)

 

 

On 11/20/2021 at 1:05 PM, essayfaire said:

I just got one of these but am thinking of selling it as the M nib I have seems awfully dry for it's size.  Your B should be pretty wet.  My other option would be sending mine to get tuned (which is something you can do that makes an amazing difference in how pens write).

 

Have you tried encouraging the ink to flow via a wet paper towel (capillary action)?  I would try that before messing with the piston.  

 

If you have any Monteverde inks around, they tend to run really smoothly and might solve your problems. I tend to like my inks on the dryer side but I always keep a bit of Monteverde ink around to check just these types of issues.

 

Good luck!

 

If you're interested in selling, ping me - I am in love with this pen and the Monteverde line of Regatta and Impressa! Such a smooth writing experience, the weight and the grip have really been a joy for me!

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