Basics of Fountain Pens
As is commensurate with my usual helpfulness, the kids and I have been assigned to man the “general crafting” area, which involves supervising the stamping and giving away free buttons and postcards. Please come and see us.
Keeping your fountain pen in good shape.
The Safari models are above, and the Al-Star models are below. Each year, Lamy puts out a special edition Safari and Al-Star colour, and once those are sold out, they're gone "forever."
Also known as: What Kaweco Nib Size Should I Get? Happy Friday! Even though the weekend is usually busier and more hectic than our weekdays, running the bricks & mortar, I guess remnants from when I was in the "real workforce" mean that I still get the Friday freedom jitters.
The swappable nibs will fit on: Classic Sport (plastic) Al-Sport (metal) Liliput Allrounder Dia2 Special If you get a spare nib, it often comes in either a plastic section (some of the Sport nibs, and most of the italic nibs), or a nib housing, which is smaller and just around the nib and feed.
The faster you get water and soap on your hands, the better. If you know you are going to be doing inky work, and want to avoid inky hands, it's best to wear gloves.
Often when people start using fountain pens, they discover quickly after that not all paper is made equal.
If you have a fountain pen that takes a cartridge or converter, and you have the converter for it, this is the post for you on how to keep it clean.