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    Default Changing ink cartridges

    This may be a dumb question, but I'm new to the fountain pen club. How do you change an ink cartridge and does the ink flow to the nib instantly? I have been trying unsuccessfully.

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    Default Re: Changing ink cartridges

    In general, you slide the new cartridge into the pen's barrel and then screw the nib section into the barrel end. The fang on the section pierces the cartridge as the section is screwed down. If you have completely used up the ink in the old cartridge and the feed is now dry, it can sometimes take a minute for the ink in the new cartridge to reach the nib and begin to write. You should keep the pen pointed nib-down until the new ink begins to feed through.
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    Default Re: Changing ink cartridges

    It's not a dumb question. When you change an ink cartridge, the ink flow depends on the pen you're using. A little squeeze of the new ink cartridge will guarantee flow. Don't overdue the squeeze part or you'll get a load of ink on you. And in case you're wondering, you don't necessarily have to use the same color ink cartridge every time. When I was in college, and taking notes every day [I was in college before personal computers] I used ink cartridges exclusively because they were much more convenient than converters. I often switched cartridge colors and it was fun to see how the colors mixed.

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    Default Re: Changing ink cartridges

    Thank you for the help. I'm trying to get the hang of these. I love it so far.

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    Default Re: Changing ink cartridges

    JetPens has a good tutorial video:

    https://youtu.be/LsjY9oSNrDU

    Also, my pens usually have ink flow within a few minutes of sitting point down.

    More often I grasp the installed cartridge between thumb and forefinger, hold the pen over a cloth to absorb any accidental drips, orient the pen feed up so I can see it, and slowly increase squeeze pressure until I see ink appearing somewhere on the feed, then release pressure and the pen is ready to write.

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    Default Re: Changing ink cartridges

    Also, you can take a paper towel and press the nib against it (not the tip, the whole nib). It shouldn´t take to long to see ink appear on on the towel around the nib.

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