How to prime a fountain pen

Before using your new fountain pen, you will need to prime your fountain pen with proper fountain pen ink.  In order for the fountain pen to write properly and continuously, the ink must be fed into the grove, wings, and the nib. You can prime your fountain pen either with a cartridge or with a converter pump.

Priming a Fountain Pen with a Cartridge

  1. Insert the cartridge into the  pen.
  2. Squeeze cartridge gently so the ink flows out of the tip of nib.  You should get 1-2 drops.
  3. Use a soft towel or tissue to wipe the nib clean.
  4. Your fountain pen is now primed and ready to write.

 

PRIMING A FOUNTAIN PEN WITH A Converter pump

  1. Insert the converter pump into the fountain pen.
  2. Turn the handle counter clockwise until the piston is at the bottom of the pump.
  3. Dip the nib into your favorite ink bottle and turn the piston handle clockwise.  This will draw the ink into the pump.
  4. Use a soft towel or tissue to wipe the nib clean
  5. Your fountain pen is now primed and ready to write.