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Your fountain pen consists of four parts when assembledthe cap, the nib, the barrel, and the ink reservoir. Most reservoirs are either a piston converter, a cartridge or an ink bladder. The converter and ink bladder require fountain pen bottled ink. The cartridge is a self-contained, disposable unit filled with ink.
First remove the cap. Then remove the barrel by turning it counterclockwise.
Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink until the nib is entirely covered (Figure A). Twist the piston converter counterclockwise at the top. This forces the air out of the converter. Then twist the top of the piston converter clockwise to draw the ink up into the converter. While holding the nib above the bottle of ink, slowly twist the piston converter counterclockwise until a
bead of ink flows from the tip of the nib (Figure B). Gently blot excess ink from the nib with a lint-free
cloth or blotter paper.
Remove the piston converter by gently pulling it away from the nib. Insert a fountain pen cartridge into the nib and
push firmly until the cartridge seats itself. You will hear a small click.
You can easily switch between bottled ink and cartridges by rinsing the nib and piston converter with cool
Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink until the nib is entirely covered (Figure A). Press the metal
bar to deflate the bladder (Figure B).
Slowly release the metal bar to draw the ink up into the bladder (Figure C). Remove the nib from the ink
and gently blot excess ink from the nib with a lint-free cloth or blotter paper.
Turn the locking ring to the opening (Figure A). Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink until the nib is
entirely covered. Press the crescent in to deflate the bladder (Figure B).
Slowly release the crescent to draw the ink up into the bladder (Figure C). Then turn the locking ring back into
place so that the crescent cannot be pressed down (Figure D). Gently blot excess ink from the nib with a lintfree
cloth or blotter paper.
Twist the barrel of the fountain pen onto the nib section.
Now you’re fueled to write.
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