How to Clean Your Fountain Pen

Use this fountain pen cleaning method to keep your pen's nib in beautiful working order.

How to Refill Using an Ink Bottle and Converter

Refill your fountain pen in seconds for continuous expression and fine writing.

How to Change a Fountain Pen Cartridge

A simple guide to effortlessly change a fountain pen cartridge in moments.

How to Clean a Fountain Pen Nib

Flushing the Nib

  1. Remove the cartridge or converter.
  2. Flush the nib and gripping section with cool water.
  3. A converter not being used for ink can be used to flush the nib by drawing cool water up through the nib and forcing the water out.
  4. Lightly blow air through the nib assembly to clear all liquid out of the nib.
  5. Dry the nib and gripping section with a lint-less soft cloth.
  6. Repeat this several times, then dry the nib and gripping section with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Placing New Ink Cartridge

  1. Remove the front end from the water and rinse it with a slow stream of cool water.
  2. Gently blow into the nib assembly to remove any excess water.
  3. We recommend that you dry the nib and gripping section with a soft cloth or paper towel.
  4. You may now place a new ink cartridge or an ink converter into the front end.

Clearing an Obstruction

  1. If a pen clogs, place the nib and gripping section in a cup of cool water.
  2. Let the nib and gripping section soak up to 24 hours. Parker ink is water-soluble and will dissolve in water.

How to Store Your Pen

The nib should remain writing point up when not in use to avoid drying or clogging of the nib.
Place your pen into a pen case or pouch to protect against scratches and keep the finish looking new.

Carrying a Fountain Pen on Aeroplanes

When flying, store your fountain pen with the writing point upright when not in use.
Ensure that either a full refill is inserted or the existing refill is removed prior to the flight.

How to Remove Ink from Clothing

Amodex is a highly effective ink stain remover for most inks and safe to use on all fabrics.
Never place ink stained clothing in the dryer as heat will set the stain and permanently damage clothing.