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Will fountain pens leak in pocket?
Putting your pen in your back pocket or hip pocket will keep it close to your body. The heat generated from your body heat can make the ink expand and cause it to leak. It’s not the ink specifically that expands, but the air inside the converter. Once it does expand, it can cause your ink to flow out of the pen.
How do you keep a pen from drying out without a cap?
- If you have lost the cap for your pen, keep the pen in a Ziplock bag, tightly sealed with no air in the bag.
- If your pen has dried out, you might be able to restart the flow of ink by running the tip under hot water or leaving it out in hot air.
How do I stop my pen from Blotting?
- Use a finer nib, so that ink is not pooled much.
- Use a drier ink; although it helps more with smudging than bleeding, but minor difference is there.
- Compress the tines of the pen to decrease the flow (professional help may be required for this).
- Use dry writing pen.
How do you store a fountain pen?
It’s best to store a fountain pen away from direct sunlight, preferably in a cool, dry place The pen can be in a horizontal position or nib pointing up. If travelling, a storage case is important with the ink reservoir either completely empty or completely full.
What is silicone grease for fountain pen?
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What is silicone grease used for in fountain pens?
Silicone grease is used for sealing the threads for eyedropper conversions, or for greasing your piston seal pens.
Do I need to clean my fountain pen?
Before storing your fountain pen, it is important to clean the nib of any ink. This is to prevent ink from drying on the nib and/or pooling inside the cap, ultimately ‘gunking’ up the nib. If the fountain pen will be used within the next few days, it’s ink reservoir does not need to be emptied.
Why is my fountain pen leaking ink?
Body heat may cause your pen’s ink to expand and make it leak. Ideally, it is the air in the converter that expands but not the ink. Once this air expands, it makes the ink to flow out of your fountain pen.
How should I store my fountain pen when traveling?
When traveling, it is best to store a fountain pen in a traveling case with the ink reservoir either emptied or filled to the brim. The recommended length of time for storing a fountain pen depends on the amount of ink in the reservoir and its position. The chart below provides the recommended length of storage for each position and ink level.
What happens if you put a fountain pen in your pocket?
An inverted fountain pen will leak ink as ink flows down, filling the fountain’s pen cap, making the ink explode once you open the lid, most probably spilling on your working space or your clothes. To prevent this, always ensure that you keep your fountain pen upright whenever you put it in your pocket.