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How to Properly Install an Ink Cartridge in a Pen

How To Properly Install Ink Cartridges in Fountain Pens Untwist the pen’s body  Gently pull out the converter (if already in pen) Place in the ink cartridge and gently push until you can feel a pop which means that the seal of the cartridge breaks and the ink can begin to flow Give the cartridge a little squeeze with two fingers to influence the ink flow Twist the pen’s body back on      -LFE’s Art Studio 

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How To Write With Skill

Fountain pens are meant to hit the paper at an angle of a little below 45°, with something between 30° and 60° being an allowable operating range...

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Fountain Pens vs Calligraphy Pens

Fountain Pens vs Calligraphy Pens Fountain Pens These pens belong to a family of the finest writing implements. They are still presented as gifts to graduates or retirees of law, industry and commerce. Fountain pens may be considered a mark of sophistication. They are also the tools of choice for artists, illustrators, cartoonists, poets and others. Only the style of nib distinguishes between a fountain pen and a calligraphy pen. The nib, or writing tip, is the point that delivers the ink to the paper. Both fountain and calligraphy pens rely on capillary action, rather than friction, to write. Capillary action is the inter-molecular attractive force or surface tension that causes water molecules to follow molecule-by-molecule out of fountain and...

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How to Clean a Fountain Pen

Step 1: Disassemble the Pen  First, uncap the pen and remove the nib section (also referred to as the grip section or just "the section") from the barrel of the pen. This is usually done by unscrewing the pen where the nib section meets the barrel.

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Differences Calligraphy - Lettering – Typography

What is actually the difference between lettering, typography and calligraphy? These three terms are often used synonymously, although they describe very different things. The distinction is however very simple and you can easily remember it.   Calligraphy Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. That is, the letters are written: With the pen, with a brush, with a fountain pen ... the goal is to form the perfect letters already at the writing stage, that is without compromising. Therefore, the calligraphy can only be mastered by a lot of practice, the letters must go into the memory of the muscles. Brush lettering is also very popular at the moment, because you write the letters here.   Lettering Lettering is the...

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