Friday, August 20, 2010

Taking Care of the Calligraphy Pen Reservoir

A calligraphy pen is a simple tool that takes considerable application to the master. The pen comes with a few little added extras that can also take some time getting used to.
Some come with a calligraphy pen reservoir can be removed and some are permanently well. A calligraphy pen reservoir is a small piece of metal fitted with steel calligraphy pen that increasing the amount of ink it holds. You'll find that it will give you a more even flow of ink. It will also reduce the frequency with which you have to recharge your pen while working.
The calligraphy pen reservoir can be a detachable piece that can be removed for refilling or cleaning while other pens come permanently attached reservoir. Both have their pluses and minuses, but using them is only a matter of trial and error and being trained in new tools.
Might even remove a reservoir gives you a pen easier to clean, you also have the responsibility of reassembling the pen well. Allowing the storage of water out from the steel will reduce the quality of the ink flow and your work will suffer.
A top-mounted water storage could prove to be a hobby for some people because it is obscure side vision in writing. There are options available to over come it, like a pen that Mitchell Roundhand Series reservoir permanently mounted on the holder of sitting under the nib.
Care should also be taken when recharging the reservoir permanently attached to the pen. Turn your pen upside down and, either a paintbrush to be dipped in ink or with an eyedropper, add ink to the widest part of the steel. This will allow the ink to fill the gap between the nib and the reservoir. Make sure the top of the steel pen ink-free. Careful application of steel and ink reservoir is to ensure you maintain a smooth, even when the flow lettering and you reduce the risk of leaving large ink blots around your work surface - your line is always wide.
To clean the reservoir, slide off it and just rinse it under running water. Soak the nib with a special solvent (such as Higgins Pen Cleaner) overnight and then take an old toothbrush to clean it to get it. Ride soaking pointed end of the next morning and rinse it in cold running water before drying it thoroughly with a towel.
When buying a calligraphy pen with attached reservoir sure that you have a close look at steel reservoir and settings to ensure that the end of the reservoir has not been bent away from the steel. The flange of the reservoir should sit lightly on top of the pen with a little extra air space visible.
Like all important tools, the more care you take in maintaining your pen, it will stay in good working order.