When you start writing with a new fountain pen, the writing experience might appear a bit rough. But this problem goes away when you start using it repeatedly over a considerable span. Sometimes, the pen remains starchy and rough even after repeated use which calls for thorough cleaning. However, if you feel that your fountain pen is still feeling rough while writing even after adhering to all these measures then it might indicate something else. Check out what might be the probable cause.
· Improper nib alignment
If you are not having a smooth writing experience with your fountain pen, it might indicate that the alignment of your nib with the main body of the writing instrument is not appropriate. You need a magnifying glass in order to check this. Focus on the joint from which the nib is inserted inside the body of the pen and the flat surface of the nib. If you not able to find that one tine is higher and the other one is lower, you can assume that the tines are not properly aligned. Such a circumstance indicates that the ink flow is getting disrupted. This problem has to be fixed immediately in order to get smoothly flowing best fountain pen from your preferred brand.
· Damaged tips
Another common problem that hampers proper ink flow is damaged tip of the nib. Thus, if the surface of the nib is a bit rough you would find it scratchy while writing with the pen. A similar experience can also be felt if the tip of the nib is too sharp than what is required. This problem can be sorted out by polishing the nib slightly. However, never attempt to polish and even out the tip of the nib before checking its alignment, or else it may permanently damage the tip. Moreover, you have to be cautious about the surface that you use for polishing the nib. Stay away from anything other than buff stick of very good quality, microfiber mesh or Mylar.
· Improper nib feed alignment
Ink flow from your fountain pen might also get disturbed due to misalignment of the nib feed. Let us tell you, the nib feed is the small hole that you see on the flat surface of the nib. It is recommended that the nib should be placed right over the nib feed in such a manner that the nib slit is in line with the ink channel that is located on top of this nib feed. If you do not find it that way, try to do it manually so that the ink flow becomes uniform.