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Old 12-26-2018, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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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, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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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.

http://www.sbrebrown.com/fountain-pen-tuning/


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

https://www.penchalet.com/pen_faq/be...ntain_pen.html


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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Look in the Techniques section of the library under "Behind the FP Nib" by Lou Metcalf.
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Check out Goulet Pens

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Second that, Goulet pens is an excellent resource. https://www.gouletpens.com/ Many videos. I direct all my sales there for ink.
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