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writeon
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Jan 21, 2015
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Missed last time.. not going to miss this :)
Thanks for the drop.
These pens are better than 10xcostlier pens, hold lots of ink and dont dry out even after not using for many days. What's even better, they can be refilled many times.
Jan 21, 2015
pattmyn
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Jan 21, 2015
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How do you refill these?
Jan 21, 2015
JonasHeineman
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Jan 21, 2015
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Hi @pattmyn -- These are made to be disposable fountain pens.
However, some people like them so much that they refill them using different methods.
Here's a link to a blog post that describes one way to go about a DIY refill:
http://peninkcillin.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-refill-your-pilot-varsity.html
Jan 21, 2015
Liz
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Jan 21, 2015
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No problem, glad you were able to join the drop this time around!
Jan 21, 2015
JonasHeineman
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Jan 23, 2015
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Hey @writeon -- You're most welcome, we aim to please. Glad you could join this time!
Jan 23, 2015
writeon
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Jan 23, 2015
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Best way is to wrap a thick tissue around the nib, use a pair of pliers and pull. Both the nib and feed come out. Fill the ink with a syringe or eyedropper. Put the nib and feed back into the pen. It is a friction fit. So align the nib and feed and push it into the pen
Be careful to keep the nib and feed wrapped securely while pulling with the pliers. Else you might damage the nib.
Another way is to put the pen, barrel side, in a cup if hot water. Just hot, not scalding. This expels the air out of the barrel and will create a partial vacuum when the barrel cools down.
Now place the pen nib side down into an ink bottle. The pen will pull in ink as it cools down. This is the safest way to refill but also restricts you from using different ink colors.
If you are changing the ink color, wash the nib, feed and pen thoroughly before refill.
This video helps:
Jan 23, 2015
pattmyn
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Jan 27, 2015
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Huh. Go figure. Thanks much!
Jan 27, 2015
pattmyn
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Jan 27, 2015
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Haha cool. I thought I was losing my marbles for a minute or that someone had an epic typo.
Jan 27, 2015
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