How to use a fountain pen converter

Learning to use a fountain pen converter can be one of the most rewarding writing experiences that one can have. A new realm of possibilities is opened to the user through the availability of ink colours which are not present in ink cartridges, not to mention the simple pleasure of manually drawing ink into a pen.

An ink converter is not included standard with all fountain pens. The majority of fountain pens (with ink cartridges) can be transformed with the right ink converters. The fun part is choosing ink colours and filling the chamber, but first we must buy the appropriate ink converter as there are several sizes available. If one isn’t sure which size is needed for a fountain pen, its best to call or email the knowledgeable staff at Pen Heaven.

Now that you have your fountain pen converter (and a tissue to clean off extra ink), follow these easy steps to put it to use!

Displace the fountain pen’s cap, unscrew the barrel and remove the ink cartridge. You will need your fountain pen, a converter, ink and a tissue.

 

Displace the fountain pen’s cap, unscrew the barrel and remove the ink cartridge. Displace the fountain pen’s cap, unscrew the barrel and remove the ink cartridge.

 

Turn the top screw of the converter counter-clockwise all the way to the bottom to remove any unnecessary air. Turn the top screw of the converter counter-clockwise all the way to the bottom to remove any unnecessary air.
While inserting the converter into the nib section of the pen, be sure that it is tightened securely. While inserting the converter into the nib section of the pen, be sure that it is tightened securely.

 

Now submerge the nib into the ink bottle. To draw ink into the reservoir, rotate the threaded part of the converter in a clockwise manner. Now submerge the nib into the ink bottle. To draw ink into the reservoir, rotate the threaded part of the converter in a clockwise manner.
To clear the chamber of air; with the nib pointing up, once again turn the threaded section of the converter anticlockwise. You’ll be able to fill the chamber to its capacity if done right. To clear the chamber of air; with the nib pointing up, once again turn the threaded section of the converter anticlockwise. You’ll be able to fill the chamber to its capacity if done right.
Now submerge the nib into the ink bottle. To draw ink into the reservoir, rotate the threaded part of the converter in a clockwise manner. Place the nib back into the bottle of ink and repeat the filling process which was described earlier to fill the chamber to its capacity.
Re-insert the nib section into the barrel of the fountain pen and tighten it securely. Re-insert the nib section into the barrel of the fountain pen and tighten it securely.

 

You are now ready to write to your heart’s content.


 

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