Fine Writing - e-motion Collection
Cap Not Posting on the e-motion
Due to the conical shape of the barrel, the e-motion Fountain and Rollerball Pens are not designed to post and will not do so 100% of the time.
Lead Size for e-motion Pencils
The e-motion Pencils are currently available in 1.4mm only. The pencil will not accept an...
Fine Writing - Essentio & Loom Fountain Pen Converter
The Essentio and Loom Fountain Pens accept the Faber-Castell Fine Writing Converter item #148785. If for the Essentio (previously called Basic), you find that this converter is not fitting into the pen you have there, it is due to a slight design change that took place some time ago. If this is t...
Fine Writing - WRITink... Leave Your Mark!
We've received questions on what the print on the barrel is all about. It is a new concept for the contemporary pen enthusiast who may find the design appealing. Students in particular, enjoy the trendy colors and the cool design.
For the young, and young at heart, the distinctive raised fingerp...
Care & Maintenance
Ballpoint Pen Care & Maintenance
Older silver-plated styles will require polishing. The instrument will tarnish more so when not used frequently. The new platinum-plated styles do not require silver polish and will not tarnish.
Do not use solvents or cleaners to clean the pen. Using a soft c...
General Information for Writing Instruments
Fountain Pen Information
The essential nature of fountain pen writing is that wet ink is fed to a chisel point by capillarity. The chisel point varying from very fine to extremely broad allows the writer to control his or her hand and as a result of resistance to the paper to give thick, thin or ...
How to Identify a Faber-Castell Rollerball vs. Ballpoint Pen
If you need to remove the cap in order to write with the pen, it is either a fountain or a rollerball pen. Rollerball pens have a liquid ink refill.
If you twist or push the back end of the pen to advance the refill to write, this is a ballpoint pen.
Rollerball and ballpoint pens are not interc...
The Difference Between Inks
Ink - Liquid vs. Paste
The writing inks differ mainly in viscosity.
Ink: Thin medium, comparable to water. Inks are used for very fine, fluid and easy writing. Fountain and rollerball pens use liquid inks.
Paste: Thick like honey, highly viscous. Pastes have a high shelf life and can be used wi...
The Difference Between Nib Widths
Here is an example of the line on the paper starting at the top - from Broad, Medium, Fine and ending with Extra Fine.
There are many factors interacting (e.g. paper quality, style of writing, handling of the fountain pen etc.) due to this, it is not possible to measure the width of the downstrok...