What makes the PILOT Capless so special?
The PILOT Capless, also known as the Vanishing Point in the US market (VP for short), sets itself apart with its clean lines and unique retractable nib mechanism. An in-house manufactured 18K gold nib, integrated with an innovative modular design, offers convenience without sacrificing elegance, making it an inescapable delight for anyone fascinated with the Art of Writing!
Upon unboxing your PILOT Capless fountain pen for the first time, you’ll find the pre-installed PILOT Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) nestled in the nib unit. You’ll also find a spare PILOT Signature Ink Cartridge (IC-50) and a metal cartridge sleeve - definitely keep that safe.
Refilling your Capless with the Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40)
Step 1 - Prepare your space to enjoy the refilling process!
Choose your favourite notebook and bottle of fountain pen ink.
(I’ll be demonstrating using an empty PILOT iroshizuku bottle filled with water to make it easier to see.)
Sophia’s Hot Tip: Re-use an old cotton t-shirt or lint-free towel to wipe off any excess ink during refilling. It will soon become an ‘ink towel’ of many colours (and possibly a treasured item).
Step 2 - Take the modular Nib Unit out of the barrel with the Converter still attached.
Step 3 - Dip the Nib Unit into your ink bottle and turn the converter knob to the right (clockwise) to draw up the ink.
Step 4 - Wipe off any excess ink and return the Nib Unit back to the clip section of your Capless.
Step 5 - With the clip section in your left hand, reassemble your Capless.
Step 6 - Retract the nib with a click and you’re ready to write!
Sophia’s Hot Tip: I highly recommend putting the cap back onto the ink bottle before you start writing *cheeky grin
Refilling your Capless with a PILOT Ink Cartridge
Step 1 - Remove the Rotary Ink Converter from the Nib Unit.
If you have some leftover ink in your converter, check out our article on Cleaning and Maintaining your PILOT Fountain Pen.
Step 3 - Give it a few squeezes to get the ink flowing through to the feed and the nib.
Step 4 – Slide the metal Cartridge Sleeve over the installed Ink Cartridge.
Step 5 - Return the Nib Unit back to the clip section of your Capless.
Step 6 - With the clip section in your left hand, reassemble your Capless.
Step 7 - Retract the nib with a click and you’re ready to write!
Available in a wide range of materials and colours, the PILOT Capless is a companion that is sure to become a treasured expression of your unique style and personality. Discover the ultimate writing experience with PILOT.
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