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Old 01-27-2017, 05:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Erik831 View Post
How do you guys tune a FP?

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LINK to lots of Youtube videos.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My personal opinion; if you are going to sell fountain pens, you need to know how to do a basic tuning as well as how to troubleshoot. This is especially important for kit style fountain pens where they can often either not flow enough ink and cause skipping, flow too much ink, poor alignment, scratchy, etc... Even the best nibs need a little TLC and it's not just the nibs. You will need to understand how the feed, housing and converter all work at a minimum if you want to sell to anyone who has a clue about fountain pens.

That and you'll need to be able to speak the language. When I first started, I lost many customers at shows because I couldn't have an intelligent conversation about the product I was selling.

I disagree that tuning shouldn't be included. If you feel you need to be paid for tuning then build it into the selling price of the pen.

Again, this is just my opinion.
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