Why does my Lamy pen not work?

Whether is is a new or used pen it may be writing dry due to a clogged or partially clogged feed system. Running warm water through the pen will flush any small particles or dried ink from the system. You may even try a pen flush to further clean the pen.

Why do ink pens stop working?

Ballpoint and rollerball pens are designed to keep air out from the ink cartridge. The ball in the nib is designed to act as a cap to stop air getting through. Additionally, ballpoint pens can stop working because the ink left in the ball when unused has been exposed to air and as a result clogged.

Why is my gel pen not working when it has ink?

Try pulling out the pen nib and soak it in warm water for a few minutes: Usually, the problem why your gel pen won’t produce ink is that it is clogged. There’s a very small amount of ink solidified inside the nib. However, soaking the nib in water will help the clogged ink to liquefy again.

What to do if pen is not working?

Hold the tip of the pen to a flame for a few seconds to unclog the ink. Use a lighter, match, or candle to create a flame, then place just the very tip of your pen in the flame for a few seconds. In many cases, the heat will melt any gummed-up ink near the tip and get the pen working again.

Is the nib on a LAMY Safari fountain pen skipping?

I bought my first fountain pen two days ago – the Lamy Safari with a medium nib. Unfortunately, the ink was skipping during downstrokes at the beginning of a word and also at the top of rounded letters. You can see this is the first image.

What can I do about poor ink flow?

Store your pen with the nib facing down for a little while to see if the flow returns. 4) Paper: Believe it or not, paper really makes a difference! Make sure you use a good paper that is fountain pen friendly. You will likely find poor ink flow on paper that is less than ideal. This is especially true if your nib is a fine point.

Can a leaky pen cause bad ink flow?

Having a leaky pen is one of the most frustrating problems that a fountain pen enthusiast can have! But equally as annoying is bad ink flow. It’s happened to me, a few customers and it’s bound to happen to you at one time or another.

What causes ink to run dry on a fountain pen?

Be mindful when you have used a paper that isn’t fountain pen friendly. It’s possible that microscopic paper flakes can get caught in the tines and block flow. Flushing your pen will often cure this problem. 5) Ink: Did you know that some ink runs dry and some runs wet?