Glass Dip Pens hold ink in the small yet deep grooves at the
tip. The tip is equivalent to a nib in a fountain pen.These grooves hold the
ink as you write. Glass dip pens work best with thinner inks as the thin
grooves donít allow a more viscous ink to flow very well. If you use a thicker
ink that hugs the nib then dries, it can be difficult to clean completely. Dip
your glass pen about halfway through the tip of the pen, then rub it gently
along the rib of your inkwell to remove any excess ink. To begin writing, use a
light amount of pressure (as compared to the steel nib pens), then vary that
pressure to see what works best for you - just donít apply excessive pressure
as you write or the glass pen might break. Try writing at an angle and not
vertically. Clean your pen regularly as you write by dipping it in water every
2-3 minutes and then wiping it off with a cotton cloth.
dipping pens are handcrafted and, as such, each batch slightly varies in color. This makes each pen a unique
item for your collection. Glass dipping pens with a glass tip or nib can dull
after continued use. To restore the fine point, gently try sanding the tip back
into a point with some very fine sandpaper.