Basics of Fountain Pens
Waterproof Fountain Pen Inks
Most fountain pen inks are not super water-proof. There are some that are more waterproof than others, but most have some limited resistance.
How to Wash Inky Fingers Clean
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.
Fountain Pens & Paper
Often when people start using fountain pens, they discover quickly after that not all paper is made equal.
Lamy Nib Sizes - What Nib Size Should I Get?
The Lamy Safari is a terrific pen to start with. It's durable and consistent, isn't prone to leaks or cracks, and is pretty forgiving in maintenance.
Kaweco Sport Eyedropper Conversion - A How-To
One of the best features of the Kaweco Sport is that you can easily and quickly turn it into an eyedropper - enabling you to hold a ton of ink, and if you're using the clear demonstrator, have a moving air bubble in a tube of ink to keep you entertained during long meetings.
Bottled Ink or Cartridges?
When I received my first fountain pen, it came with a single cartridge, and gift giver (Jon) included two extra cartridges.
Why Fountain Pens?
In other parts of the world today, including Europe and Asia, and before my generation in North America, fountain pens were widely available in a much lower price range for both school-aged learning and everyday use.