The Brush Fountain Pen has been designed to provide a beautifully balanced writing experience. We strongly suggest not posting the cap (placing it on the body while writing). This also minimizes the likelihood of scratching the pen body.
• To refill your Brush fountain pen, simply unscrew the barrel, dip the pen into the ink bottle (nib facing downwards), and twist the knob of the converter and watch the ink fill the reservoir.
• To clean your nib, unscrew the feeder from the barrel and run cold water through it until the water is completely clear. If your pen has not been used for longer periods of time, you may need to soak the nib in water for 24 hours. Next, set the feeder down on a clean paper towel until ink no longer bleeds out. Once cleaned and thoroughly dry, the nib is ready to be used again.
While all of the techniques listed here are relatively simple to perform, it is possible to permanently damage a pen if they are done incorrectly. Please note that using these techniques may void any manufacturer's warranty the pen might have, and you will be responsible for any damage that might occur. Go slowly and test your pen frequently. Nibs are delicate instruments, and even the slightest adjustments can have significant results. Now, let's take a look at the three most common fountain pen nib issues and what you can do to address them.
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If a nib is scratchy, it will catch and dig into the paper as it writes. Not only does this make writing unpleasant, it also damages the paper and clogs the nib with uprooted paper fibres.
Here are the steps you can take to address a scratchy nib.
- With a fingertip placed on the top side of the nib, press the tip of nib down gently but firmly against a hard surface, like a sheet of paper on a table.
- Rock the nib from side to side for 5–10 seconds.
- Check the nib to see if the tines are still misaligned. Repeat step 2 as necessary.
- Doing this may have caused the tips to become bent up slightly. If so, turn the nib over and, with a fingertip on the underside of the feed, press down briefly several times in a row, repeating if necessary.