1. Soak before use
The specific method is: wash the new pen with clean water. Fill the pen tips with clean water and soak them in water for a day. One day later, take it out, suck up the water, and you can use the ink.
2. Take care of your time
(1) Cover the pen cap with your hands
When you finish writing, fasten your pen cap carelessly. This can protect the tip of the pen, not to be affected by dry ink writing, in case a stroke falls off, the pen cap can protect the tip of the pen very well. Experience has been introduced that it is best to fasten the pen cap to the end of the pen when writing. In this way, in case the pen falls off, the tail of the pen is heavier, and the tip of the pen will not land first, which is also a way to protect the tip. The pen with metal case should not be buckled like this. It is easy to wear out the coating of the case.
The habit of covering pen caps at any time can also prevent ink from drying too fast. Some people complain that the ink is always dry and can’t be written like a ballpoint pencil. It also has a lot to do with usage habits. What we need to remind you is that “ink is easy to dry” is not only a problem of ink, but also a very important quality parameter of pens.
(2) Don’t write against the tip of your pen.
If you like fine strokes, buy a fine pen. Never write against the tip of your pen.
Many people write in reverse, and I’ve done that before. The result is that the pen tip scratches badly on the contrary, writing is very uncomfortable, the pen tip will get thicker and thicker, and the pen tip of poor quality will crack.
(3) Avoiding abrasion and scratch of hard objects
Pens are used to write on paper. Don’t use them to scratch on boards and walls. When writing on paper, it’s better to put a notebook under it.
3. Regular cleaning
If you don’t use it for more than a week, you’d better wash your pen. Cleaning is recommended once a month, even if it has been in use. This ensures that the pen is not blocked by ink.
Clean water is enough for washing pens. I used to wash a pen with alcohol in order to save it. Although the pen could be used, the alcohol corroded the pen body, and the feeling of the pen was greatly reduced.
4. Use of Ink
If you don’t want your favorite pen to be destroyed in the hands of inferior ink, you’d better choose the same brand of ink. Good ink won’t damage your pen.
There is no need to absorb too much ink each time. Some pens will produce too much water when the water is full. I personally like to fill it up for reuse, but I still want to remind you of this.
And don’t mix different ink together, it’s the worst.