Most fountain pens like the PILOT Falcon, Justus 95, CUSTOM and CUSTOM Heritage range have threaded (twist) caps. When using a fountain pen for the first time, it is best practice to try unscrewing the cap first to prevent unnecessary damage.
When storing your fountain pen, ensure it is always capped or retracted to avoid drying out.
We recommend storing it horizontally or with the fountain pen nib up if it is inked.
Piston fillers like the CUSTOM 823 have a blind cap at the end of the barrel which should be screwed down to close off ink flow, making it a superb pen to travel with.
One of the pleasures of fountain pens is that they require very little pressure to write as ink flows smoothly through the nib. Be more gentle than you would with a ballpoint or rollerball. Pushing too hard will damage the nib.
PILOT Signature Cartridge (IC-50) & Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) Only:
Desk Fountain Pen, MR Range, Prera, Cavalier, E95s, Capless
PILOT Signature Cartridge (IC-50), Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) & Push Button Ink Converter (CON-70):
Kakuno, Explorer, Falcon, Justus 95, CUSTOM 74, CUSTOM 742, CUSTOM 743, CUSTOM 845, CUSTOM Heritage 912, CUSTOM Heritage SE, CUSTOM Urushi, Namiki
Cartridge-Converter: A cartridge-converter fountain pen can use either ink cartridges or an ink converter. The converter is a removable and refillable unit that replaces the cartridge. It allows users to draw ink from a bottle, providing more ink options than cartridges alone.
Vacuum Filler: A vacuum filler fountain pen utilises a vacuum mechanism to draw ink into the pen's reservoir directly from an ink bottle. By compressing and releasing a mechanism on the pen, the vacuum is created, pulling ink into the pen. It offers a larger ink capacity than cartridge-converter pens and is relatively easy to refill.
Piston Filler: A piston filler fountain pen employs a piston mechanism built into the pen's barrel. By twisting the end cap, the piston moves, creating a vacuum that draws ink into the pen from an ink bottle. This mechanism also provides a higher ink capacity compared to cartridge-converter pens and allows for easy refilling without the need for a converter or cartridges.
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