I far too frequently let ink dry inside one of my treasured pens. When simply flushing with hot water won't clear them, I use this cleaning solution.
Simply draw some solution into the pen as you normally would ink. Shake it around and then let sit for 5-10 minutes. Flush the pen out several times with warm water, and you are back to an evenly flowing pen.
A good practice is to run warm water through the pen between fill ups. I often forget.
J. Herbin Fountain Pen Cleaning Solution 15Ml via Amazon
Every year or so I buy another 5 pack of these Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens. I keep these in my travel bag. Unlike refillable fountain pens, of which I have far too many, these do not dry out if forgotten in the pocket of a jacket. They do not leak when airplane cabins pressurize. […]
Reader Longname, via the Boing Boing BBS, suggested I try the TWSBI ECO. This $31 stainless steel nibbed fountain pen looks cool and is perfectly functional.
I prefer Noodler’s ink, and they have so many varieties I never seem to run out of new ones to try. Depending on what I’m writing, or who I am writing to, I like to change my ink and pen kinda frequently.
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