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HOW TO REPLACE A CARTRIDGE
To replace a used fountain pen ink cartridge, begin by unscrewing the barrel of the pen from the grip section. Remove the used cartridge and insert a new one by following these steps: Insert the new cartridge by placing the narrow end into the nib housing; Press down on the cartridge until you hear a ‘click’. This is the sound of the writing block puncturing the cartridge’s protective seal; Wait for the ink to begin flowing through the nib (approximately one minute); Reassemble the pen. Once this procedure is complete, the fountain pen should begin to write almost immediately. If not, hold it vertically to allow gravity to draw ink through the nib. It may take a few minutes before writing becomes fluid.
FILLING A CONVERTER PEN
A practical and fast method For filling a converter pen with a bladder system, dip the nib into the ink bottle and follow these steps: Gently depress the knob on the rear of the pen until bubbles form on the surface of the ink Slowly release the knob and wait for the ink to be drawn up into the bladder. Repeat the procedure until the pen is filled. For pens equipped with a piston converter system, turn the knob at the top of the converter clockwise to draw ink into the barrel.
Whenever using a fountain pen after a long period of rest, it is essential to clean it before refilling. Try to use your fountain pen regularly enough to ensure ink is completely used up at least once every six months. If your ink consumption is slower, remove any remaining ink and rinse with lukewarm water. A good idea for infrequent users is to only half-fill the reservoir with ink, and to rinse it with warm water every 3-5 months. Never use detergents or solvents to clean your pen. The nib should remain writing point up when not in use. The ink will drain down into the converter or cartridge. This avoids drying or clogging of the nib. Placing your pen into a pen case or pouch will protect the pen from being scratched, keeping the finish looking new. When flying, store your pen with the writing point upright when not in use. Ensure that either a full cartridge or converter is inserted or remove the existing cartridge/converter prior to the flight.