Mont Blanc offers some of the finest writing instruments available -- as long as you keep them filled. Keeping your fountain pen filled with ink is essential to writing but it also keeps your pen functioning well. If you allow your fountain pen to go dry, it will require a thorough cleaning.
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Things you need
- Fountain pen
- Bottled ink or ink cartridge
- Clean cloth
Position the pen with the nib facing down. Unscrew the barrel from the bottom of the pen by turning counter-clockwise. Ink may spurt from the pen's tip if there is any left inside.
Stop turning the pen counter-clockwise after it ceases to turn easily.
Dip the entire nib of the pen in the ink bottle and turn the barrel clockwise until it no longer turns easily.
Loosen the barrel by holding the nib over the ink bottle and turning the barrel slightly. Allow a few drops of ink to fall into the bottle.
Turn the pen so the nib faces up. Tighten the barrel by turning it clockwise. Wipe off excess ink from the nib with a clean cloth.
Piston Fountain Pen
Open the pen by turning the barrel counter-clockwise until the two pieces come apart.
Remove the old cartridge by pulling up and away from the nib.
Replace the cartridge by inserting the correct end toward the nib. Push it into place securely to break the seal on the cartridge.
Cartridge Fountain Pen
Tips and warnings
- Be sure to use only Mont Blanc ink cartridges to refill your pen.
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