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Posted: 2/20/2006 4:44:04 PM EDT
What's the best way to store fountain pens to prevent them from drying out? My favorite Waterman dries very quickly, regardless. Nib up, nib down, makes no difference. It does not seem to be leaking. Watcha all think?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:46:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:22:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Fountain pens must be used constantly, or they will dry out. Nothing much can really be done; it's the nature of the ink.


I use it all the time. Could be AFU, I guess.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:28:41 PM EDT
I know!

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:32:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 6:32:38 PM EDT by gmtmaster]
Empty... If you use a converter, clean it with water ( distilled) by drawing it back and forth thru the pen till its clean. If you use cartridges, remove and clean the pen in distilled water..
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:35:42 PM EDT
my waterman does the same. But I have a pelikan and a levenger that never dry up.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:49:57 PM EDT
Is the ink in the bladder/convertor drying up - or does it not write until you scribble a bit? If it's the latter, could be that the nib needs to be adjusted to increase the ink flow. If I'm not going to use it for a week or more, I do what gmtmaster suggested.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:53:43 PM EDT
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