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Tools & Supplies / Re: Recommend Supplies for Beginners
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:08:50 AM »
Cam, if the oil is not off, you cannot keep ink on the nib. - It won't "gather" on the underside of the nib, above the tines & below the breather hole.  Instead, it will slide right off the nib.  It doesn't take much to get the oil off. - You can spit on it, if you don't mind that.  Or, dip the nip in rubbing alcohol & then rinse in running water.  You should be then good to go!  If you prep your nib BEFORE you insert it in the nib holder, then you may get more oil (from your fingers) on the nib, which will once again cause it to resist ink.  I use some small jewelry-making pliers to insert my nibs, so I keep my hands completely off of them after they are prepared.

Post back if you still have any questions!


Does that mean I have to prepare the nib every time I use it? Also, how do I take care of them so they won't rust?

Tools & Supplies / Re: Recommend Supplies for Beginners
« on: January 10, 2015, 12:53:40 PM »
Hi Cam,
I think they are better but not like they were way back when. Perhaps they changed what they are using to coat them or something. I find I have to work hard to take the coating off. But then they work as they should.  :)

How can we tell if the coating is off? Is there a change in the physical appearance or we can just tell by the strokes that it makes?

Tools & Supplies / Re: Recommend Supplies for Beginners
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:12:52 PM »
I just ordered some two weeks ago and the batch I received definitely is better. Still not 100% though. They take a little bit longer to break in and for that weird finish to wear off. But nothing as bad as it was.

Do you think they have fixed the problem yet? I am using that nib now, and am experiencing problems with it. I bought it back in June/July of last year in case you are wondering.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Where in the World?
« on: January 07, 2015, 12:56:27 PM »
Mobile, AL :)

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