How to put ink cartridges in manuscript calligraphy pens

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How to put ink cartridges in manuscript calligraphy pens
Change the ink cartridge of your calligraphy pen when it runs dry. (fountain pen image by Alex from Fotolia.com)

"Graceful" and "pretty" are two words that can be used to describe the art of calligraphy. It's a popular hobby for many. Calligraphy can be done with a traditional quill and pot of ink, but it is a lot easier to learn with a pen that uses ink cartridges. Using one of these prevents the problem of dried ink that you get with old-fashioned quills.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Paper towel
  • Plastic container

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Operate over a sink to prevent accidents that can stain your carpets or other upholstery. Hold the base of the pen with a paper towel. Unscrew the top and dispose of the old ink cartridge. Set the pen aside in a plastic container.

  2. 2

    Turn on your faucet to a trickle. Hold the pen under the water to clean out any accumulated ink or debris. Wipe it dry with a paper towel.

  3. 3

    Hold the barrel in one hand and insert the new ink cartridge. Screw the pen back together. You will feel slight resistance as the tip pierces the new cartridge. Screw the writing utensil together.

  4. 4

    Tap the pen onto a clean paper towel until you see a bit of ink coming from the cartridge into the tip. Wipe the whole pen with a damp paper towel to clean up any residual ink. Dry it with another paper towel.

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