Care and Feeding of Your Fountain Pen

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vtgaryw

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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.

Thanks,

Gary
 
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More4dan

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Check out the following site and linked videos. I’ve 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/best_fountain_pen_ink_for_fountain_pen.html


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

Danny
 
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