Filling and cleaning syringe (1 piece)
This syringe is particularly useful for both filling and cleaning your fountain pen.
To fill your fountain pen with ink:
Hold the syringe firmly in one hand and press down on its top. Dip it into the ink bottle and gently release the pressure: your syringe is filled with ink. Place the syringe in the converter and press lightly on the top of the syringe to draw in some ink. Repeat until the converter is full. You can also fill an empty cartridge.
To clean your fountain pen:
You can clean either the converter or the cartridge.
For the converter, make sure the plunger is at the very top of the converter (closest to the knob) so that it can accommodate the liquid. Fill the syringe with water (preferably mineral water) and pour it into the converter. Turn the plunger knob over a glass so that the coloured water comes out of the converter. Repeat until the water runs clear.
For the cartridge, fill the syringe with water (preferably mineral water) and pour it into the cartridge so that the coloured water comes out of the cartridge. When the water comes out perfectly clear, your cartridge is completely cleaned.
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Filling and cleaning syringe
First of all, a distinction must be made between Japanese and European/American nibs. For the same line thickness given by the manufacturers, Japanese nibs will be thinner than European/American nibs. Thus, an F nib from Sailor will correspond to an EF nib. At Jowo (German nib).
A nib with a wider than high point that allows you to make thick vertical strokes and thin horizontal strokes, more commonly known as full and loose. Syringe to fill.