Today we are going to show you how to clean a fountain pen.
It is important to know the importance of taking care of our fountain pens. They are in constant contact with ink so if we don't clean them regularly the ink can dry causing an inconsistent flow of ink when we are writing. Furthermore, if we have a big collection of fountain pens it is important to store them after cleaning them so that we can find them in perfect conditions when we are ready to use them again.
On another hand, time needed to make the fountain pen completely clean will depend on several factors: How much we have used it, the level of retained ink... So cleaning a fountain pen can take from hours to days.
Below you will find the main tips to clean your fountain pens depending of their filling system.
Cleaning a cartridge fountain pen is really easy. Once we have finished the cartridge or want to use a new wan we must dissemble the fountain pen.
We will now fill our glass with room-temperature water and introduce the upper part (nib and grip section) of our fountain pen. As we have mentioned in order to get a perfectly clean fountain pen this process can take from a couple of hours to days. If your water becomes saturated with ink, feel free to replace it.
To clean the body, we can slightly place it under running water and then use a cotton swab to make its interior completely clean.
Once we have finished, we have to dry it all up with absorbent paper.
To get the perfect finish we may smooth the surface with our microfiber cloth.
The fountain pen featured in the images below is our Pelikan Epoch P360.
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I really like the way the pen feels when writing with It!! And the service was very good! I’m still struggling to get more ink into it from the ink bottle provided in the box but I’ve only done it once so I’ll see if it is just me being a beginner fountain pen user.