Our system uses water based inks, from times to times, water may evaporate and leave your tip blocked, this is a normal phenomenon and not the end of your pen, we strongly recommend you to read the care notice that should allow you to fix your possibles issues …..
Oh, and if you are in a hurry, substitute the lukewarm water suggested in the notice with a hot one, this will not harm the tip… 😉
Your felt-tip pen consists of four parts when assembled—the cap, the tip, the barrel, and the ink reservoir. Most reservoirs are either a piston converter or a cartridge . The converter requires fountain pen bottled ink. The cartridge is a self-contained, disposable unit filled with ink. Removing the barrel. First remove the cap. Then remove the barrel by turning it counterclockwise.
1. Filling with a fountain pen converter
Place the converter, tip first, into the bottle of ink until the tip is entirely covered. Twist the piston converter counterclockwise at the top. This forces the air out of the converter. Then twist the top of the piston converter clockwise to draw the ink up into the converter. While holding the tip above the bottle of ink, slowly twist the piston converter counterclockwise until a bead of ink flows from the tip . Gently blot excess ink from the tip with a lint-free cloth or blotter paper.
2. Inserting a fountain pen cartridge
Remove the piston converter by gently pulling it away from the tip. Insert a fountain pen cartridge into the tip and push firmly until the cartridge seats itself. You will hear a small click. You can easily switch between bottled ink and cartridges by rinsing the nib and piston converter with cool water periodically.
Unscrew the barrel from the tip section.Rinse the tip by filling and emptying it with water (repeat this until the water is clear). Caution: Ink residue will flow out. If the pen uses a cartridge/converter, place the tip section into a beaker or other container of clean water and let it soak overnight The water level should completely cover the tip. Be sure to use room temperature water. Distilled water will work best (tap water sometimes contains particles which may clog the feed). Never use alcohol, as it will damage the feed or other parts of the pen. Let the tip soak for 10 to 15 minutes, then blot dry with a paper towel. Soak the tip overnight if necessary. Wash your pen every few weeks or whenever changing ink colors.
A few sketches from Frank Margerin showing Lucien with his very first refillable felt pen. Lucien, Frank Margerin’s famous character just received is very first Yookers refillable felt-tip pen! Wouldn’t you like to feel like Lucien ?!