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Basic care and maintenance instructions for your dip nibs and reservoirs:

  • Ensure your nib and reservoir are assembled correctly with the reservoir about 2 mm or 1⁄10 inch away from the tip of the pen nib.
  • Dip pen ink has more pigmentation than fountain pen ink and the nib and reservoir can get blocked if ink dries on them.
  • At the end of each session and at any time if ink is not flowing properly wash nib and reservoir in lukewarm water until the ink is removed. We recommend you put the plug in the basin so that the nib and reservoir do not get washed down the drain! Then dry carefully with paper tissue and reassemble.
  • All our Pen Holders (excluding the Oblique Pen Holder which is plastic) are made of wood so it's important you do not leave your pen holder in water as this can cause damage and result in the pen holder breaking. Ensure your pen holder is dry after use.