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Old 12-26-2018, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Care and Feeding of Your Fountain Pen

Has anyone written a set of tips and instructions on how to use your (kit built) fountain pen? I get a fair amount of people buying fountain pens that don't have a lot of experience. I'd like to be able to give them a little booklet or link to something on my website that tells them things like what cartridges to buy, how to activate a new cartridge, how to get a dried nib working, simple tuning techniques, etc.


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Old 12-26-2018, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Care and Feeding of Your Fountain Pen

Check out the following site and linked videos. Iíve used these to learn to tune and polish a nib. It was very helpful in getting a couple Bock nibs to feed the ink correctly. He is good at explaining the principles and showing how to correct common problems.

Here is another good site for recommendations and reviews with how to articles on maintenance.

Best to learn how to do this yourself, a nicely tuned nib can make a sell and being able to answer customerís questions will give them more confidence in your products.


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Old 12-26-2018, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look in the Techniques section of the library under "Behind the FP Nib" by Lou Metcalf.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check out Goulet Pens

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Second that, Goulet pens is an excellent resource. Many videos. I direct all my sales there for ink.
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