View Full Version : Pilot 78G flow issues

November 9th, 2012, 09:12 PM
I just got my new Pilot 78G in a fine nib today and it looks like I am having some flow issues. I wrote a letter tonight and I would have half of a word that is super fine/dry and then the other half of the word would be much more wet. I am new to fountain pens but I did not have an issue like this when my Lamy Safari. Is this because the nib is that much finer than the Sarfari EF? Do I just need to be patient as I run more ink through the pen to break it in? Any help for this new guy is much appreciated.

November 10th, 2012, 05:13 PM
do you have another ink to try in the pen? It could make all the difference.

November 10th, 2012, 05:44 PM
i have used two in it so far and they have both done the same thing. They are both from Noodler's though. I have a Waterman that I can put in it if you think that will help

November 11th, 2012, 06:43 AM
Try a thorough cleaning before the switch. Lots if water and maybe give the nib and feed a toothbrush scrub.

November 14th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Looks like I just needed a few pages of notes/scribbling to get it in the groove. It writes beautifully now!