Fountain pens have a timeless charm that no other writing instrument can quite match and we looooove them around here. If you're the proud owner of a fountain pen, you're already well aware of the elegance and smooth writing experience it offers. One of the essential skills every fountain pen enthusiast should have is the ability to refill their pen. In this guide, we'll take you through the simple and rewarding process of refilling your fountain pen with another cartridge. If you're keen to use a converter, read this blog.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin, ensure you have the necessary items on hand:
- Your fountain pen
- An ink cartridge that fits your fountain pen
- A stable and clean workspace
- Some paper towel for cleaning
Step 2: Remove the old cartridge
Gently unscrew the barrel to reveal the empty cartridge and remove the empty cartridge. Make sure you pop it straight into the bin!
Step 3: Preparing Your Pen for Refilling
Take your chosen ink cartridge and give it a gentle shake to ensure the ink is well-mixed. Insert the small end of the cartridge into the pen's grip section. Press the cartridge firmly until you feel a slight resistance. This indicates that the cartridge is securely in place.
Step 4: Re-assemble your pen
Screw the barrel of your pen back to the grip section gently but firmly. This should pierce the cartridge and allow ink to begin flowing!
Step 5: Testing Your Pen
Once you've refilled your fountain pen, give it a gentle shake to help the ink flow. Begin writing on a piece of clean paper to let the ink settle into the nib. You'll notice the smooth, consistent ink flow that fountain pens are known for.
Step 7: Cleaning Up
After you're done refilling your pen, make sure to wipe off any excess ink from the grip section and nib. This prevents smudging and ensures a clean writing experience.
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