How do you reset a fountain pen nib?

Gently apply pressure to straighten out the nib. Slowly roll the fountain pen nib horizontally, from left to right. Rolling is the motion of pressing the nib down on a flat surface and moving it back and forth to straighten out any bends. Rolling the nib of the fountain pen fixes flayed/separated tines.

How do you unblock a fountain pen nib?

If you think your fountain pen dried out because of clogging, the first step is to try flushing it with warm water. The best way to do this is by unscrewing the pen, removing the cartridge and pouring warm water into the feed and through the nib to flush out any hardened ink or sediment.

Why is my fountain pen nib scratchy?

If a nib that previously wrote smoothly has suddenly turned scratchy, it has probably suffered some sort of trauma. The most common being misalignment. If bumped or dropped one of the tines can move in relation with the other. This is the first thing to look for.

Can you replace a fountain pen nib?

A fountain pen nib is not permanently fixed in place, and needs to be removed to change the ink cartridge, or refill a fountain pen converter. This means that you can also replace this whole fountain pen nib section, as easily as you took the old one out.

What do you do when your fountain pen doesn’t work?

Get a drop of water on your fingertip and touch it to the slit between the nib’s tines. If the pen has been sitting unused for more than a few days, add two or three drops of water, Let it soak in. If you do not write with the pen immediately, the water can mix with the ink under the nib more thoroughly.

How do I replace my pen nib?

Tip: Replace your pen nib when it is approximately 1 mm (1/25 inch) or has a sharp edge.

  1. Grab the old nib and pull it out of the pen.
  2. Get a replacement nib and slide the end of the new nib straight into the barrel of the pen.
  3. Push the nib in slowly and firmly until it stops.

Why do fountain pens stop working?

Whether is is a new or used pen it may be writing dry due to a clogged or partially clogged feed system. New pens can come with sediment in the pen while the ink in used pens can dry over time clogging the feed system(it is best to clean out fountain pens when they are not being used).

How to fix a nib on a fountain pen?

Roll the top side of the nib against a hard surface, as described in the section on fixing a gap between the nib and feed. With a fingertip on the underside of the feed, press the top side of the tip against a hard surface and rock the nib from side to side for five to ten seconds, repeating as necessary.

Why does my fountain pen not write at all?

If there is excessive space here, the nib will not perform well, refusing to write at all or only intermittently. Re-shaping the feed is not a job for everyone and requires heat, a lot of it in the case of hard rubber feeds, and steam heat in the case of plastic feeds.

How do you take a fountain pen out of water?

Fill a measuring cup with a couple of inches of water. Place the cup into your microwave and heat the water until it begins to boil. Remove the cup and hold the nib and feeder in the water for 15 seconds. Remove the pen from the water and press the feeder against the nib. Use moderate pressure.

What should I do if my pen nib is touching?

If the tines are touching: Slowly, press the tip of the nib down on a hard surface so that the tips of the nib spread no more than 1–2 mm apart. Hold down for a few seconds, then release. Repeat this process, checking every few times to see if the tips are still touching.