Thursday, January 15, 2015

Keeping Your Fountain Pen In Great Shape

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If you do every bit of your work and writing on a computer - and never use a pen for anything except to sign the occasional check or document - you will not have much need for anything but a basic pen; on the other hand, however, those who find themselves having to write more often than one might think is necessary in this computer-driven age often find that writing with a fountain pen is the most enjoyable way to go, as this allows them to write in a smooth and untroubled manner with a pen that comes to feel as though it is an extension of their actual hand! Of course, wonderful as a fountain pen can be, it can also be more difficult to take care of than a regular ballpoint pen, so you will want to make sure you have a clear understanding of exactly the things you need to do in order to take good care of your fountain pen.

One of the toughest things about switching from a ballpoint pen to a fountain pen is that (even though you might not realize it!) you have to press down on the paper fairly hard when writing with a ballpoint pen, but if you press down on the paper hard when writing with a fountain pen, you will risk ruining the nib of the pen itself; make sure you train yourself to "write lightly" when you are working with a fountain pen, as this will help you to enjoy the smoothness of the pen a lot more, and will keep the pen in much better shape.

It will also be important that you store the pen properly, as a fountain pen that is stored with the nib pointing downward will often become clogged and present you with problems; always store the pen upright, so that the ink can drift away from the nib, and you will not end up having to worry about writing with a clogged writing instrument.

And even though taking these steps will naturally keep your fountain pen in good shape, it will still be beneficial for you to clean your fountain pen at times, in order to clear out any excess ink that might be sitting in it; run cold water through the body and the nib every three to six months, and let it dry out before you add ink again, and this fountain pen will last you for a long time to come!

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