How to refill a ballpoint pen: The Ultimate Guide to Pen Refills

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Changing Refill Instructions – Handcrafted Pens By Mark

How to Change the refill in a Artisan Clicker Pen

  • Unscrew the tip and remove old refill, including spring
  • Place spring on new Parker Compatible refill
  • Insert new refill and screw tip back on the pen

How to Change the refill in a Bolt Action Pen

  • Unscrew the tip
  • Remove old refill, including spring
  • Place spring on new Parker Compatible refill
  • Insert new refill and screw tip back on the pen

How to Change the refill in a Bullet Twist Pen

  • Pull Pen apart
  • Unscrew Pen transmission
  • Remove refill and spring
  • Place spring on new Parker Compatible refill
  • Insert new refill and screw the transmission back on
  • Push pen back together

How to Change the refill in a Mini Bolt Action Pen

  • Unscrew the tip
  • Remove old refill, including spring and Black Cap
  • Remove Black Cap from end of refill (to use on new the refill)
  • Place spring and Black Cap on new refill
  • Insert new refill and screw tip back on the pen

How to change the refill in a Sierra Click Pen

  • Unscrew bottom and top sections
  • Pull out cartridge, along with spring
  • On some pens, remove chrome stem extender located at the top of the ink cartridge
  • Place chrome extender on your new Parker Compatible refill
  • Put new refill into pen with spring you removed from old ink cartridge
  • Place top and bottom together and tighten into place

How to Change the refill in a Sierra or Vista Twist pen

  • Hold tight to both halves of the pen and pull apart
  • Unscrew the silver transmission on the top of the writing half
  • Remove the refill, being careful to save the spring to mount on the new refill
  • Place spring on new Parker Compatible and place into pen
  • Screw the transmission back in place
  • Press the two halves of the pen together

How to change the refill in a Slimline or Comfort Pen

  • Pull apart the top and bottom sections
  • Unscrew the black plastic end
  • Remove cartridge
  • Insert new Cross-Compatible ink refill
  • Turn to right to tighten ink into place
  • Push top and bottom sections back together

Fountain Pens

     Cartridge

  • Unscrew the nib assembly
  • Insert the ink cartridge “nipple” end onto the nib assembly and push on firmly
  • Scribble with the pen nib assembly to start the ink flowing
  • You may have to GENTLY squeeze the sides of the ink cartridge to start it flowing to the nib
  • Continue to “scribble” holding the pen at the same angle you would use to write with it
  • The ink will start to flow after a minute or so, don’t be impatient
  • When the written lines fill completely, you are ready to use your pen
  • Screw the nib section (with the refill in place) back into the pen body

Converter Pump

  • Remove the nib assembly
  • Insert the open end of the pump firmly onto the nipple in the top end of the nib section
  • Be sure the seal is properly installed onto the nib section to prevent leaks
  • Turn the ribbed piston handle gently until the piston is at the end bottom toward the nib
  • Immerse the nib (but not the pen body) entirely into your ink bottle
  • Turn the piston handle clockwise to draw the ink up into the pump
  • Clean the nib and bottom of the feed with a soft cloth

Replacing a Fountain Pen Nib with a Peter Bock Nib

First take look at the new Nib, to see how your old nib will look when it’s removed from the nib section.

  • Unscrew the nib section and CAREFULLY remove the Ink Cartridge / Converter pump.
  • Hold the nib section with one hand and with your other hand hold the nib and unscrew the nib.
  • Screw the new nib into the nib section, replace the ink Cartridge / Converter pump.
  • Screw the nib section back into the pen barrel.

 

 Filling The Pen With Perfume

Dip the applicator tip, while on the pen, into a perfume bottle and hold for about one minute. Be careful not to drop the tip into the bottle, it’s usually loose and will swell when filled. This should last 1-2 months of normal use.

Cleaning & Changing Perfume

To clean or change to a new perfume, remove the applicator tip and soak in pharmacy type alcohol (not hardware store wood alcohol).

Perfume Pens Care

Please be advised that the cap threads on and off of the tip. Extreme pressure, whether pulling or pressing, on the cap will permanently damage the applicator. Do not over tighten cap or damage may result.

The Parker Pen Refill Guide (Types, Sizes & Alternatives)

Do you have a Parker pen and are wondering what refills it takes? Or if there is an alternative that is cheaper? Maybe you want to know if there is a refill with a finer tip available.

In this guide, we show you all the different types of refills Parker makes for their pens and their sizes as well as any alternatives which can often be cheaper than a genuine Parker refill.

1. Parker Ballpoint Pen Refills

All Parker ballpoint pens use the same refills, so it does not matter if you have a top-of-the-range ballpoint pen such as a Parker Duofold costing 100’s of dollars. Or if you have a Parker Vector ballpoint pen costing 10 dollars the refill is the same.

Parker ballpoint refills are known as G2 style or G2 pattern refills this is historical dating back to when Parker first patented their ballpoint pen refills. For a long time because of the patent, no other pen manufacturer could make a compatible version of a Parker refill.

Eventually, Parker relinquished the patent and there are now a lot of alternative parker refills that you can buy online. We cover this in detail later on in the section Parker Style Refills where we show you exactly which other pen brands and refills are compatible with Parker ballpoint pens.

There are 3 genuine parker ballpoint refills made by Parker, fine, medium, and broad. These are known as Parker Quinkflow refills. Quink is a derivation of quick and ink referring to the quick-drying properties of the ink in these refills.

Genuine Parker refills are available in the following sizes and colors:

  • Fine 0.5mm – Black & Blue Ink
  • Medium =0.7mm Black, Blue & Red Ink
  • Broad – Black & Blue Ink

1.1. Parker Parker Style Refills (G2 Compatible)

If you are looking for an alternative refill for your Park pen there are 22 different pen manufacturers that make nearly 40 different Parker-style G2 refills.

These include ballpoint, gel, and hybrid ink refills check out The Ultimate Parker Style G2 Refill Buyers Guide for more information.

You may also want to check out our Parker Ballpoint Pens Ultimate Guide where you can find details of all the different current ballpoint opens that Parker makes.

2. Parker Fountain Pen Refills

Parker fountain pens can be refilled with either ink cartridges or bottled ink with the use of an ink convertor.

2.1. Parker Quink Ink Cartridges

Parker fountain pens can only be refilled with Parker ink cartridges. They are specifically designed for Parker fountain pens and cannot be used in any other brand of a fountain pens.

Parker Ink cartridges are available as either a long or mini cartridge and both sizes will fit in all Parker fountain pens. The cartridges contain Quink (quick drying ink) and are available in the following colors:

  • Parker Long Ink Cartridges – Black, Blue, Washable Blue
  • Parker Mini Ink Cartridges – Black, Blue, Red, Purple, Washable Blue

For those no familiar with washable blue ink cartridges it simply means that the ink can be washed out of clothes. This dates to when fountain pens were commonly used by children in schools and let us face it accidents sometimes happen.

2.2. Parker Bottled Inks

Parker fountain pens can be refilled with bottled ink by using an ink convertor. Any brand of ink can be used but there are only three colors of genuine bottled Parker fountain pen ink.

The ink is Parkers Quink (quick drying ink) and it is supplied in 57ml bottles and available in either black, blue, or washable blue ink.

2.3. Parker Ink Converters

To use bottled ink in a fountain pen then you need to use an ink converter. This is simply an ink storage reservoir with a mechanism to draw the ink out of the bottle. Parker uses a twist-action piston fill converter to refill their pens with bottled ink.

Inside the converter is a plunger and when a fountain pen nib is dipped into an ink bottle twisting the grooved end of the converter moves the plunger up the ink reservoir and draws the ink through the nib into the reservoir.

There are three different Parker ink converters available, and these are:

  • Deluxe Piston Fill Converter CT (chrome trim) – Twist Action
  • Deluxe Piston Fill Converter GT (gold trim) – Twist Action
  • Standard Piston Fill Converter – Pump Action

Note the ink is drawn into the standard piston fill converter by sliding the black slide up and down three or four times.

3. Parker Gel Refills

Parker also makes a Parker Quink ballpoint pen gel ink refill which is a bit of a contradiction as it is not for a gel pen. Check out Ballpoint, Rollerball, or Gel? for more information on the different types of pens.

The Parker gel refill will fit all parker ballpoint pens it has a black barrel, 0.7mm medium tip and it is available in black, blue, or red ink.

The 2021 Parker trade catalog also lists a “New Gel Economy Refill” this has a blue barrel and a 0.7mm tip. It is available in black or blue ink but there is no further information about how it is different from the black barrelled gel refill.

If you are looking for a compatible Parker gel refill then these are listed a bit further on in the Parker Style refills section.

4. Parker Jotter Refills

Parker Jotters are ballpoint pens therefore any Parker ballpoint or gel ink refill will fit. If you are looking for a greater variety of ink colors then generic Parker refills will also fit as they are the standard G2 size refills. These can be found in the Parker Style refills section.

5. Parker Pen Refill Dimensions

Parker ballpoint pen refills are 98.1mm in length, 5.8mm in diameter with a front section length of 23.2mm. These dimensions conform to the G2 pen refills size as stated in ISO standard 12757.

Parker rollerball refills are 115.mm in length, 7.1mm in diameter and the tip section is 15mm in length they are a custom size and can only be used to refill Parker rollerball pens.

6. Parker Rollerball Refills

Parker rollerball refills contain a smooth writing liquid ink and are available with a 0.5mm fine or 0.7mm medium tip. There is a choice of three ink colors which are black, blue, and red.

6.1. Parker Compatible Rollerball Refills

Parker rollerball refills are a custom patented size, this means that there are no compatible or alternative refills that fit Parker rollerball pens.

There are some cheap illegal Chinese copies of Parker rollerball refills for sale on eBay and Amazon but do you really want to put one of these in your pen?

Parker Style Refills (G2 Compatible)

7. Parker 5th Refills

Parker introduced their 5th generation technology pens in 2012 with a hail of publicity heralding their new Ingenuity pens as an innovative new writing system” that will “revolutionize the look and feel of putting pen to paper.” These pens had a metallic hood and flexible polypropylene tip.

Check Out Parker Ingenuity Collection the Almost Fountain Pen for more details. By 2020 they had quietly removed the 5th Pens from their catalog and website.

The refills are still available to buy and can be found with either a fine or medium tip and a choice of black or blue ink.

8. Parker Fibre Tip Refills

Vintage Parker pens such as the Parker 25, 45 & 75 were fitted with a Parker fiber tip refill. These have long been discontinued and there are no alternative refills that will fit.

There are two options to convert these pens to accept a ballpoint pen refill.

The first is to contact Darryl at More Engineering to make a bespoke adapter.

The other is to use a 3D printed adapter that takes a D1 pen refill.

9. Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the answers to questions that are most asked about Parker Pen Refills.

9.1. Are Parker Pen Refills Universal?

Parker G2 ballpoint pen refills will fit all Parker ballpoint pens and any other brand of pen that uses the G2 Iso Standard pen refills.

Parker rollerball pen refills are a bespoke size and only fit Parker rollerball pens.

9.2. Are Parker Rollerball and Ballpoint Refills Interchangeable?

No the size and shape of a Parker rollerball pen refill and a Parker ballpoint pen refill are completely different.

9.3. Do Parker Refills Fit Mont Blanc Pens?

Parker refills do not fit Mont Blanc Pens if you have a Montblanc Pen with a Parker style G2 refill then it is almost definitely a fake.

9.4. Do Parker Refills Fit Sheaffer Pens?

The Sheaffer Sagaris, Taranis & Stylus pen ranges are fitted with a ballpoint refill “T” Style which is a G2 refill. Therefore you should be able to fit a Parker refill to these pens. All other Sheaffer pens use different refills therefore the Parker refills will not fit these.

9.5. How Long Do Parker Gel Refills Last?

Parker gel pens will write for approximately 600 meters, gel pens don’t last as long as ballpoint pens. Check out our guide How Far Does a Ballpoint Pen Write for more details.

How Long Does a Parker Ballpoint Refill Last?

A parker ballpoint refill will write approximately 3500 meters which are nearly 6 times longer than a gel pen refill.

References

Stationery Wiki

Fountain Pen Network

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In my Soviet past, the clerical tips given below were used very often. I also shortened the rods, changed the nibs of the pens I liked, shaded a misspelled letter or word …

Then I came across these tips in Encyclopedia of Technologies and Techniques . Let’s read, remember your childhood? 🙂

Arm rest.

Make a spring rest for your hand out of wire and write will become much easier.The part of the wire facing the arm is insulated with tape. The stand can be easily removed and put on your hand. Let’s add: this trick does not allow the paper to get greasy when the hand touches the sheet, as a result of which the ballpoint pen is intermittent.

Unscrewing tight parts.

When loosening tightly screwed parts (eg handle bodies), you can use a small piece of abrasive paper.

Adhesive plaster for increasing finger strength.

Screwed “stubborn” fountain pen tip, use two pieces of adhesive tape or tape. You will immediately find that the strength of the fingers has increased by many times.

Dry ball rod.

Take your time to recharge your ballpoint pen just because the surface of the paste on the open side of the refill has dried out and the paste has therefore stopped flowing to the ball. Drop 2-3 drops of acetone into the rod, and then slightly break the crust with a needle – the pen will regain its former performance.

Storage for ballpoint pen refills.

A supply of refills for a ballpoint pen can be stored for years in a tube with a tight stopper without fear of the paste drying out. If dried rods are placed in a test tube with fresh rods, they will soon restore their properties.

Alteration of the core from the ballpoint pen.

If you have a smooth refill for a ballpoint pen, and you need a refill with a spring stop, no problem.Heat the tweezers and use the tips to make two pinches on the rod.

How to thread the refill of a ballpoint pen.

You can recharge your favorite ballpoint pen like this: remove the writing unit from the full rod. The rod is inserted into the channel of a disposable ballpoint pen or into an empty rod and a thin wire is passed through its entire length until it stops in the ball. Then the structure is placed vertically and after a few hours the empty pen or rod will be filled with paste.

Short ball rod.

When you need to recharge a ballpoint pen, and instead of the required 107 millimeter nib, there is only an 82 millimeter knot, cut a 32 millimeter segment from the old knot and put it on a short knot. And now you can safely insert the knot made in this way from two parts into your fountain pen.

Treatment of a staining rod.

After repeated threading of the ballpoint pen, the gap between the edges of the pen and the ball increases and the pen begins to write worse – it gets dirty.This defect will disappear if the end of the rod is squeezed. The simplest “crimp” can be a pushpin stuck into a tree. Place the end of the tilted bar in the corner of the button cutout and rotate it while applying slight pressure.

Leaking fountain pen.

Pen cap allows ink to pass through. Unscrew the cap one turn and rub a piece of plasticine into the gap. Screw the cap back on. Remove the plasticine squeezed out at the same time.

To prevent the handle from leaking.

If the fountain pen begins to leak and get your hands dirty, you can fix the problem. The threads of the body and cap must be rinsed, wiped dry and greased with a layer of petroleum jelly.

Repair of imported fountain pens.

In imported ballpoint pens (Hungarian “Pax”, American “Parker”), the branded large-volume writing unit can be replaced with a domestic one. It is shortened from the back side by 23 mm, the back part 25-30 mm long is cut from the used knot and a new writing unit with a total length of 98 mm is assembled.

Flawless pen ink.

If a fountain pen gets soiled and refuses, it is most often not about it, but about the ink. Having bought a bottle of ink, you need to filter them through a layer of filter paper and then add a teaspoon of alcohol (you can use denatured alcohol or cologne). With this ink, the pen will write flawlessly.

Refilling the fountain pen.

Use this tip when you need to refill the fountain pen with ink.A scrap of paper will keep your hands clean and then serve as a cleaning material.

Refilling of used markers.

Used markers will still work if refilled with ink. To prevent the ink from drying out, you need to store the markers without access to air, for example, in a vessel with water. Just check if the caps fit well enough to the body.

(True, this advice is not entirely to my liking – the ink dries and gets dirty. I refilled the markers with plain ink of different colors.You just need to let them drain well – and use it to your health!).

Multicolor ballpoint pen with pencil.

In the multicolor ballpoint pen, one of the refills can be replaced with a pencil. From the used rod, you need to pull out the writing unit and insert a piece of lead 10-15 mm long in its place.

Scraper for graphic and retouching works.

A handy scraper for graphic and retouching work can be made from a collet pencil and a piece of trapezoidal blade clamped in the collet.The number of jaws of the collet should be even; with an odd number, the blade will bend slightly.

A match instead of a poster pen.

Those who need to write a headline or announcement in large letters may be advised to write with a match inserted in a collet pencil.

Eraser pen.

A slice of multi-notch eraser clipped into an old brush makes the perfect poster pen.

Fountain pen.

Graphic designers are often a fountain pen with multi-colored ink and ink for decorating art posters and panels. After working with such a pen for a long time, the pen begins to scratch and cling to the paper. To correct this defect, take a small piece of fine-grained sandpaper – “zero”, and on it with pressure (not more than required for writing), make a dozen or two circular movements with a fountain pen. The nib will sand and write well.Save the sandpaper, it will come in handy more than once.

Protection of steel nibs.

All writers are well aware of how quickly steel nibs are eaten away by ink and deteriorate, even if they are thoroughly wiped after each use. Meanwhile, there is a very simple way to preserve feathers for a long time. Before use, new feathers are immersed in a solution of copper sulfate for half an hour; then they are taken out so that they remain moist and allowed to dry.Steel parts and nibs treated in this way will not rust or corrode inks.

In addition to this method, there is another, extremely simple method of long-term preservation of steel nibs, consisting in the fact that after writing the pen is stuck into a raw potato and left there until the next use. Alkaline potato juice weakens the oxidizing effect of ink on the nib and completely protects the latter from damage.

Removing a blot from the drawing.

To remove the blot from the drawing, erase it with an ink eraser, shade this place with a soft pencil and draw the line again.Ink does not blur on graphite. Once dry, wipe off the pencil with a soft eraser.

Removing ink from the drawing.

You can remove ink from the drawing in this way: clean the defective place with fine sandpaper, and then with the thinnest sandpaper – “zero”. Then wipe with an eraser and polish with a smooth, hard object. At the same time, the paper fully retains its drawing qualities.

Cleaning the ink with a glass shard.

It is much better to clean ink on a drawing with a glass shard from a burned-out light bulb than with a razor blade.

How to remove greasy stains on paper.

Burnt magnesia is mixed with just enough pure gasoline to form a granular mass. With a small amount of this mass, gently rub the greasy spot with your finger, then remove small grains of magnesia from the paper. Fresh grease stains usually disappear immediately, and old grease stains are removed with repeated rubbing.

Neat line removal.

With a small piece of rubber, clamped in the drawing pen, it is easy to remove the pencil line from the drawing, without touching another, close to it.

Taken from section Stationery tricks , © “Encyclopedia of Technologies and Techniques” Patlakh V.V. 1993-2007

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In my Soviet past, the following clerical tips were used very often. I also shortened the rods, changed the writing nodes of the pens I liked, shaded a misspelled letter or word …

Then I came across these tips in Encyclopedia of Technologies and Techniques
.Let’s read, remember your childhood? 🙂

Arm rest.

Make a spring rest for your hand out of the wire, and writing will become much easier. The part of the wire facing the arm is insulated with tape. The stand can be easily removed and put on your hand. Let’s add: this trick does not allow the paper to get greasy when the hand touches the sheet, as a result of which the ballpoint pen is intermittent.

Unscrewing tight parts.

When loosening tightly screwed parts (eg handle bodies), you can use a small piece of abrasive paper.

Adhesive plaster for increasing finger strength.

Dried ball rod.

Take your time to recharge your ballpoint pen just because the surface of the paste on the open side of the refill has dried out and the paste has therefore stopped flowing to the ball. Drop 2-3 drops of acetone into the rod, and then slightly break the crust with a needle – the pen will regain its former performance.

Storage for ballpoint pen refills.

A supply of ballpoint refills can be stored for years in a tube with a tight stopper without fear of the paste drying out.If dried rods are placed in a test tube with fresh rods, they will soon restore their properties.

Alteration of the refill from a ballpoint pen.

If you have a smooth refill for a ballpoint pen, but you need a refill with a spring stop, no problem. Heat the tweezers and use the tips to make two pinches on the rod.

How to thread the refill of a ballpoint pen.

You can recharge your favorite ballpoint pen like this: remove the writing unit from the full rod.The rod is inserted into the channel of a disposable ballpoint pen or into an empty rod and a thin wire is passed through its entire length until it stops in the ball. Then the structure is placed vertically and after a few hours the empty pen or rod will be filled with paste.

Short ball rod.

When you need to recharge a ballpoint pen, and instead of the required 107 millimeter nib, there is only an 82 millimeter knot, cut a 32 millimeter segment from the old knot and place it on a short knot.And now you can safely insert the knot made in this way from two parts into your fountain pen.

Treatment of staining rod.

After repeated threading of the ballpoint pen, the gap between the edges of the pen and the ball increases and the pen begins to write worse – it gets dirty. This defect will disappear if the end of the rod is squeezed. The simplest “crimp” can be a pushpin stuck into a tree. Place the end of the tilted bar in the corner of the button cutout and rotate it while applying slight pressure.

To prevent the handle from leaking.

In imported ballpoint pens (Hungarian “Pax”, American “Parker”), the branded large-volume writing unit can be replaced with a domestic one. It is shortened from the back side by 23 mm, the back part 25-30 mm long is cut from the used knot and a new writing unit with a total length of 98 mm is assembled.

Flawless pen ink.

If a fountain pen gets clogged and refuses, it is most often not about it, but about the ink.Having bought a bottle of ink, you need to filter them through a layer of filter paper and then add a teaspoon of alcohol (you can use denatured alcohol or cologne). With this ink, the pen will write flawlessly.

Use this tip whenever you need to refill the fountain pen with ink. A scrap of paper will keep your hands clean and then serve as a cleaning material.

Refilling of used markers.

Used markers will still work when refilled with ink.To prevent the ink from drying out, you need to store the markers without access to air, for example, in a vessel with water. Just check if the caps fit well enough to the body.

(True, this advice is not entirely to my liking – the ink dries and gets dirty. I refilled the markers with plain ink of different colors. You just need to let them drain well – and use it for health!).

Multicolor ballpoint pen with pencil.

In the multicolor ballpoint pen, one of the refills can be replaced with a pencil.From the used rod, you need to pull out the writing unit and insert a piece of lead 10-15 mm long in its place.

Scraper for graphic and retouching works.

A handy scraper for graphic and retouching work can be made from a collet pencil and a piece of trapezoidal blade clamped in the collet. The number of jaws of the collet should be even; with an odd number, the blade will bend slightly.

A match instead of a poster pen.

Those who need to write a headline or announcement in large letters may be advised to write with a match inserted in a collet pencil.

Eraser pen.

A slice of multi-notch eraser clipped into an old brush makes the perfect poster pen.

Fountain pen.

Graphic designers are often a fountain pen with multi-colored ink and ink for art posters and murals. After working with such a pen for a long time, the pen begins to scratch and cling to the paper. To correct this defect, take a small piece of fine-grained sandpaper – “zero”, and on it with pressure (not more than required for writing), make a dozen or two circular movements with a fountain pen.The nib will sand and write well. Save the sandpaper, it will come in handy more than once.

Protection of steel nibs.

All writers are well aware of how quickly steel nibs are eaten away by ink and deteriorate, even if they are thoroughly wiped after each use. Meanwhile, there is a very simple way to preserve feathers for a long time. Before use, new feathers are immersed in a solution of copper sulfate for half an hour; then they are taken out so that they remain moist and allowed to dry.Steel parts and nibs treated in this way will not rust or corrode inks.

In addition to this method, there is another, extremely simple method of long-term preservation of steel nibs, consisting in the fact that after writing the pen is stuck into a raw potato and left there until the next use. Alkaline potato juice weakens the oxidizing effect of ink on the nib and completely protects the latter from damage.

Remove blots from drawing.

To remove the blot from the drawing, erase it with an ink eraser, shade this place with a soft pencil and draw a line again.Ink does not blur on graphite. Once dry, wipe off the pencil with a soft eraser.

Removing ink from the drawing.

You can remove ink from the drawing in this way: clean the defective place with fine sandpaper, and then with the thinnest sandpaper – “zero”. Then wipe with an eraser and polish with a smooth, hard object. At the same time, the paper fully retains its drawing qualities.

Cleaning the ink with a glass shard.

It is much better to clean ink on a drawing with a glass shard from a burned-out light bulb than with a razor blade.

How to remove greasy stains on paper.

Burnt magnesia is mixed with just enough pure gasoline to form a granular mass. With a small amount of this mass, gently rub the greasy spot with your finger, then remove small grains of magnesia from the paper. Fresh grease stains usually disappear immediately, and old grease stains are removed with repeated rubbing.

Clean line removal.

With a small piece of rubber, clamped in the drawing pen, it is easy to remove the pencil line from the drawing, without touching another, close to it.

Taken from the section “Encyclopedia of Technologies and Techniques” Patlakh V.V. 1993-2007

Many modern people prefer to use ballpoint pens, but there are those who still prefer the elegance, clarity and personal style of fountain pens. Instead of a ball, a sharp nib is installed at the end of such a pen, leaving behind lines of varying thickness depending on the pressure on the pen, the writing speed and the direction of specific strokes. Plus, the fountain pen can be refilled with ink multiple times, so it can last a lifetime.However, fountain pens are used in a slightly different way from ballpoint pens. Once you have learned the proper writing technique, you will find it much easier to write with a fountain pen.

Steps

Part 1

How to write with a fountain pen

    Grip the handle correctly.
    Remove the cap from the handle and hold it in your main hand, gently squeezing it between your thumb and forefinger. In this case, the body of the handle should rest on the middle finger. Place the rest of your fingers on the paper to stabilize your hand.

    Place the nib of the pen on the paper.
    This may sound simple enough to do, but the design of a fountain pen is somewhat more complex than that of a ballpoint pen. Because of the pointed nib, instead of the ball at the end, the pen must be properly applied to the paper so that it can write. This is the so-called optimal position.

    Hold the handle firmly.
    When writing, there are two ways to control the pen: with your fingers or your hand in general.When you work with a ballpoint pen, it is quite possible to do with only your fingers, since thanks to the ball, the pen will write in any position. But the fountain pen needs to be controlled with the whole hand so as not to miss the optimal position. Therefore, use the recommendations below.

  • With the pen in your hand, keep your fingers and wrist still, using your entire hand while writing to move the pen. Practice writing in the air first, and then on paper to gradually get used to writing with your whole hand.
  • Press lightly on the pen while writing.
    You do not need to apply too much pressure to the fountain pen, however, you should apply some pressure to the pen to draw ink into it. Press down gently on the nib and begin practicing writing with the fountain pen.

    Part 2

    How to fill a fountain pen with ink

    1. Define the type of fountain pen.
      Today, there are three types of fountain pens on sale: with cartridges, converters and a built-in piston system.The difference between the two lies in the ink delivery system and the way the pen is filled with ink when it runs out.

      • Cartridge fountain pens are currently the most common fountain pens as they are the easiest to change. To write with this type of pen, you will need to buy pre-made ink cartridges and periodically replace them in the pen when ink runs out.
      • Converter pens are equipped with a refillable cartridge that fits inside. They are perfect for you if you don’t mind refilling the cartridge yourself every time they run out.
      • Piston handles are similar to converter handles, except they have a built-in refueling system, so you don’t have to replace the refillable cartridge with a converter, purchased separately.
    2. Replace the fountain pen cartridge.
      First remove or unscrew the cap from the handle, then unscrew its body. Take out the empty cartridge from the inside. Then follow the steps below with the new cartridge.

      Fill the piston handle. Remove the pen cap and, if necessary, the extra cap on the back end of the pen that covers the piston mechanism. Rotate the plunger adjuster (usually counterclockwise) so that the plunger is at the nib of the pen. Then follow the steps below.

      • Dip the nib completely into the ink jar so that the ink hides the hole in the base of the nib.
      • Begin to turn the plunger clockwise to draw ink into the pen.
      • When the ink bottle is full, remove the pen from the ink bottle. Rotate the plunger counterclockwise a little again to let a few drops of ink back into the jar. This will allow you to get rid of air bubbles.
      • Wipe the ink off the nib with a tissue.
    3. Fill the converter handle.
      Converters in fountain pens are of two types: piston-operated or pipette-filled. To refill a pen with a pipette system, remove the cap from the pen, unscrew its barrel, dip the pen in ink, and then follow the steps below.

      • Slowly push down on the ink reservoir and wait for air bubbles to appear on the ink surface.
      • Slowly release the ink reservoir and wait for it to fill with ink.
      • Repeat these steps until the reservoir is full.
    4. Part 3

      How to use pen nibs correctly

      1. Choose the right nib for your everyday writing.
        There are many different types of fountain pens that are designed to be used in a variety of situations and for a variety of effects.For daily writing, opt for:

        • feather with a rounded end, leaving behind a uniform line;
        • small nib with thin lines;
        • A stiff nib that extends slightly to the sides so it won’t break under pressure when you press on it in an attempt to create bolder lines.
      2. Select nibs for decorative writing.
        For decorative or calligraphic handwriting, you cannot use the pens used for everyday writing.Instead, opt for one of the options below.


  • It is easy to make a beautiful simple pen and make it original. The most original ideas you can think of.
    To make a beautiful handle, you need to take the handle itself, decorative material and glue. You can decorate by wrapping it with a narrow satin ribbon, attach a flower or a bow made of paper or fabric to the top edge. Get an original designer thing.Such a pen can be an interesting gift made with a soul.

    The idea of ​​braiding the handle with multicolored threads using the macrame technique, and if also with original weaving – a chic option for a stylish girl.

    You can decorate your pen as you like with any beautiful things, rubber bands, stickers, feathers, rhinestones. Anything you want.

    What can be made from a pen

    The body of the ballpoint pen can serve as a material for various crafts.

    • You can make an original mobile phone stand. This will require four to five pens and rubber bands for money. Twist the three handles with an elastic band to form a stable tripod. Screw one or two handles horizontally to the two legs, depending on the thickness of the phone. Set the resulting structure slightly at an angle and place your smartphone on it. It is very convenient to watch videos and hands are free.
    • Can be made from a pen and four simple pencils.From pencils with the help of rubber bands, collect the base in the shape of the letter “T”. Attach the old pen along the bottom of the letter. The elastic will perform the function of the bowstring. Old empty rods can be used as arrows. Here is a toy for boys ready.
      Many people probably remember the multi-tiered chandeliers with transparent plastic pendants.
    • The same principle can be done. You will need a plastic circle fixed to the lamp, and a lot of multi-colored transparent cases from the handles.Stationery is fixed in a circle with wire or paper clips. When you turn on the lamp, the lampshade will look like a crystal, and scatter the multi-colored light.

    How to make a pen with your own hands

    How to make a DIY 3D pen

    This handle can be made from a conventional glue gun. First, you need to disassemble it and remove the pushing mechanism, it is better to saw off the lower part of the pistol handle. Then you need to reduce the outlet. You can put a paper clip in there and wrap it around so it doesn’t fall out.The next step is to attach a mini fan, these are found in different devices and are sold in stores as spare parts. Small crocodiles are attached to the fan wiring, we will use them to connect the battery. Now you need to attach the crown battery to the bottom of the gun. Use plastic ties and glue to secure all parts. That’s all – a DIY 3D pen is ready. You can try to draw.

    The fountain pen requires the nib itself.You can take turkey or goose, they are large. Paint with dyes in any color you need. It is possible in several colors at once. The feather cover above the base should be removed to make it easier to hold when writing. Using a sharp knife, cut off the lower part of the feather under the cone. It is very hard and you can write with the resulting tip.

    Calligraphy pen can also be used. It must be attached to the prepared turkey feather, and the junction must be decorated. Done this way, the writing pen will be more durable.

    DIY Gel Pen

    • A gel pen can be made in the same way as a simple one. Any material can be used as a body for the rod. Only insert the gel rod into the manufactured flask.
    • Gel pen – aquarium, very interesting option and the rod can be changed. For making, you will need a transparent flask with a wooden stopper. We make a hole in the cork according to the size of the gel rod. The cork can be painted if desired. Pour water into the flask and add glycerin.The more glycerin there is, the slower the decor will float inside. Pour into a flask filled with liquid, various sparkles, stars and always foil fish. We insert the rod into the cork and close the flask with it. Handle – the aquarium is ready.

    How to make a paper pen

    The pen made of paper comes in a wide variety of colors. To make it, you will need an A4 sheet and a rod. Cut off part of the sheet at an angle so that when you twist the rod, you get a beveled spout.We take the rod, coat it with glue, when it sticks tightly, we begin to twist it tightly. At the end, coat with glue. You can color the pen as you like. Various patterns can be drawn. Be sure to cover the handle with varnish so that the paper does not rub off during use.

    The rod in such a handle will not change. Ended up, make a new pen.

    How to make a pencil pen

    To create a two-in-one pen and pencil you will need a pen, a simple pencil.We disassemble the handle. Cut off half of the pencil, as little as possible. Now you need to insert a piece of pencil into the body of the pen. Naturally, it will not fit there, so you need to cut it off a little with a clerical knife. They put in a pencil and tied it tightly with duct tape. Now we cut the rod from the handle to insert it into place and assemble the handle. Now you don’t need to look for a pencil to draw something, you will always have it on the back of the pen with which you write.
    Do not throw away the rest of the pencil, it will be useful to you next time.

    How to make an invisible handle

    To make an invisible handle, you need to do it first. Making such ink at home is not difficult. To do this, you need a diluted solution of copper sulfate. It has a slightly bluish tint, if you write something to them, it will not be visible. To read such a letter, you can hold the paper over ammonia.
    You will have to write with this ink using a fountain pen, since you will not be able to pour it into the refill. And if someone manages to do this, they will still flow out, because they are very liquid.
    Spy ink can also be made from lemon juice; it appears if the letter is heated strongly with an iron.

    How to make the pen write

    If suddenly your pen has stopped writing, and there is still a lot of ink, you need to do the following.

    1. Disassemble the pen, pull out the nib and blow from the other end. Perhaps there were just air bubbles.
    2. Without disassembling the pen from the end with which you are writing, pull the ink towards you with a suction motion. It also helps a lot and you won’t get dirty.
    3. You can just breathe on the nib, the ink may have thickened a little. Warm breath will make them thinner.
    4. A radical solution is to replace the rod, it could be defective.

    To make it, you will need a sheet of paper of approximately A4 size and a ball rod. You can take not only regular writing paper, but also brown or newsprint (it will take a little more). A trapezoid-shaped blank with a base length of 14 – 15 cm is cut out of paper.Glue is applied along the base of the workpiece, a rod is pressed against it. After the glue dries, the rod is tightly twisted into the paper, and the edges of the paper are additionally coated with glue. Cones are formed along the edges of the product. In the lower part, the cone is needed for easy grip when writing, and the upper part can be trimmed with a clerical knife.

    The finished pen can be painted with acrylic paint, which does not dissolve in water after drying. Also, the pen can be pasted over with colored gift paper or scrapbooking paper, as well as a page from a glossy magazine or foil tape.To prevent the paper from rubbing off from constant use, homemade pens are additionally pasted over with transparent tape or varnished.

    Wooden handle

    If you have access to a lathe, you can make an unusual wooden handle body. You will need pieces of wood, metal tubes, a rod, a pen mechanism, glue, and sandpaper.

    Do not forget that finishing materials can affect the color of the wood.Therefore, first test them on waste – this will help insure against unforeseen results.

    A saw, a machine, vapors of varnishes and adhesives, if used carelessly, can harm health, so it is important to remember the safety requirements when working with them.

    Pen from a syringe

    A beautiful stationery can be made from a regular disposable syringe. The tip of the syringe is reamed to the size of the writing unit of the rod. The body is filled with colored gel, rhinestones, sequins.A rod is inserted inside, cut to the size of the syringe body. The piston is filled with glue to fix the rod.

    Handle made of threads

    A tourniquet is woven from thick threads, a rod is inserted into the middle. The threads can be taken different in color and structure, the main thing is that they are of the same thickness. The plait is braided very simply: one thread is superimposed on the other from the middle to make a square. You can fix the rod in the bundle with a drop of glue.

    Fountain pen

    To make a pen in the old style, you need to take a large goose or turkey quill.At will, paint it in any color or several at once. The fluff at the base must be cut off and slightly sanded with a soft sandpaper so that the future handle is comfortable to hold. The tip of the pen should be cut off at an angle – it is very hard, and you can write with the resulting nib.

    You can also insert a steel feather into the bird’s feather, and mask the joint with decorative material. A feather made in this way will be more durable. And of course, you can insert an ordinary ballpoint into the nib.

    Gel pen

    It differs from the usual ballpoint pen in that a gel rod is inserted into the prepared flask. The gel pen-aquarium looks original. To create it, you will need a transparent tube with a wooden stopper, sealed at one end (something suitable can be found in a pharmacy or chemical store).

    A hole is made in the cork along the diameter of the rod, and the cork can also be painted with acrylic paint. A mixture of water and glycerin is poured into the flask – the more glycerin, the thicker the filler, and the slower the decor will float in the body.We put sparkles, stars, foil fish into the flask, insert the rod into the cork and close the flask tightly (for reliability, you can fix the cork with waterproof glue).

    2-in-1 pen

    To create it, you need to take a pen and a pencil. Disassemble the pen, cut off a part from the pencil, based on the length of the pen, and insert it into the body of the pen. To adjust the pencil to the diameter of the handle, it must be cut off with a sharp knife and sanded with sandpaper.

    Insert the pencil into the body and secure with adhesive tape.Next, we cut the rod and assemble the handle. Now the pencil will always be at hand – on the back of the pen with which you write.

    By the way, do not throw away the rest of the pencil, it may still come in handy.

    And finally – a pen for spy game lovers

    A fountain pen – regular or made yourself – can be filled with invisible ink. It is quite easy to make such ink. The only thing is that you will not be able to pour them into the rod, because they are very liquid.

    The most common are three types of invisible ink and three ways to read what is written:

    • diluted solution of copper sulfate – hold the paper over ammonia
    • lemon juice – heat the paper with an iron or a lamp
    • milk – iron the letter with a hot iron.

    Nice handle can be bought at any store. But if you are a fan of exclusives and a lover of handicrafts, you can make a one-of-a-kind pen.Self-made stationery will become a unique author’s souvenir for you and your friends.

    In fountain pens, ink is prevented from pouring out of atmospheric pressure. If you draw water into a cocktail straw and clamp one end, the water will be securely locked in it. But this technology works as long as the pressure is stable. If you sit on an airplane with such a straw, then some time after takeoff, some of the water will still pour out, since at altitude in the cabin the pressure drops by about 25%.In the case of a fountain pen, an ink stain would form in the pocket.

    The most important part of a leak-proof fountain pen, the feeder, is partially or completely hidden under the nib. Above are one or, as in Monblanc pens, two capillary channels through which ink flows to the nib. The ribs of the feeder act as a kind of buffer on which excess ink accumulates and from which, in case of increased ink consumption, reserves are taken. The ink is retained on the edges by capillary action.Despite the seeming simplicity, the solution is very nontrivial, requiring outstanding knowledge of mechanics and physics.

    However, it is not necessary to take off for a catastrophe with an inkblot – a normal fluctuation in atmospheric pressure or a small shock is enough. To prevent this from happening, a rather ingenious solution was invented – a feeder with a ribbed collector. All excess ink was retained on the ribs due to the capillary effect. The feeder also performed other functions – the ink was supplied to the pen through a channel, the cross-section of which determined the rate of their receipt.Since the ink consumption was not constant when using a pen, the collector also served as a kind of buffer.

    There are a wide variety of nibs available to suit a wide variety of writing styles. Classic, with a spherical tip, differ in its diameter – from EF (Extra Fine – 0.3 mm) to BB (Extra Bold – over 0.8 mm). Nibs with a flat tip, which can also be beveled for the left or right hand, are used for calligraphic writing.

    An equally important part of the pen is the nib, its quality determines the comfort of using the tool and the beauty of writing.The finest Montblanc nibs are made from sheet gold alloy with varying thickness – from 0.18 mm at the base of the nib to 0.52 mm at the nib. This provides a subtle springy moment, well known to Montblanc wearers, and enhances writing comfort. The body of the feather is stamped, bent, polished, engraved, and the tip of a harder metal is welded on. From the traditional sphere to the beveled flat nib for calligraphy, it is then shaped to suit the writing style.Some Montblanc boutiques have computerized systems that allow, after a test task, to give out unique parameters of your writing style, according to which you can choose the right nib for you, and if you want to and on a budget, make a unique nib just for you.

    One of the final operations is performed with the finest diamond saw. It is this almost invisible cut that, due to the capillary effect, delivers ink to the tip and paper. All that remains is to manually polish it and insert it into the handle.

    90,000 How do I refill my fountain pen with Parker ink?

    For many Parker owners, refilling the pen has become a ritual. True “gourmets” of this action will never switch to using a ballpoint pen. To use ink, which is sold in special bottles, the design of the pen provides for the presence of a reservoir.

    Filling systems

    Filling mechanisms are called convectors. They are of two types: standard piston and rotary.This difference concerns how the piston moves, which moves inside the reservoir. The point of refueling is always the same. The empty reservoir must be refilled with new ink.

    They flow out gradually in the course of the letter. The time between refills depends on how hard you use the pen. No air is drawn into the tank. Therefore, if the cap is closed, the ink inside will never dry out. A refilled pen is always ready to write, even if it has been in a case for a long time.

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    Refueling Parker with rotary filler

    The sequence is very simple:

    • unscrew the body sleeve;
    • lower the pen with the stylus down;
    • rotate the mechanism to move the piston down;
    • bleed all the air from the reservoir, bringing the piston to the stop;
    • Dip the pen into the ink container;
    • turn the mechanism in the opposite direction;
    • Extend the piston to the maximum, until it stops;
    • Remove the nib from the ink bottle.

    Filler must not be immersed in ink. Make sure that the nib is completely immersed in the ink pot. This will prevent air from entering the filling system.

    When the pen is removed, be sure to drain a few drops of ink. To do this, lower the pen down again and turn the mechanism so that the piston moves slightly inside the reservoir. This will squeeze out a few drops. When you see ink dripping into the vial, put the plunger back in place. Just screw it in until it stops.

    Very little air will enter the tank. This is to create an air cushion inside it. It will hold the ink and prevent it from spontaneously flowing out.

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    Parker filling with sliding piston

    The filling principle is the same. The difference is that the piston is not screwed into the filler reservoir, but is fed into it by direct pressure.

    Both filling systems are equally reliable. After the pen is tucked in, you need to thoroughly clean the nib. For this, special porous paper is used. It absorbs ink instantly, leaving no trace on the surface of the pen.

    It is the need to clean the pen that scares some users. They are simply afraid of getting dirty. For them, the manufacturer offers a completely different filling system, which uses sealed capsules.

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    Capsule filling

    A special capsule is inserted into the housing.In this case, you do not have a chance to get your fingers dirty. After screwing on the body, the capsule is depressurized. This is how the fresh ink supply begins. Each capsule has a spare reservoir. To use it, just push the small lever. The spare ink will go to the nib. You will be able to write about a page of handwritten text.

    How to make a ballpoint pen with a logo. Do-it-yourself paper pen What can you make a do-it-yourself pen

    To make it, you will need a sheet of paper of approximately A4 size and a ball rod.You can take not only regular writing paper, but also brown or newsprint (it will take a little more). A trapezoid-shaped blank with a base length of 14-15 cm is cut out of paper. Glue is applied along the base of the blank, a rod is pressed against it. After the glue dries, the rod is tightly twisted into the paper, and the edges of the paper are additionally coated with glue. Cones are formed along the edges of the product. In the lower part, the cone is needed for easy grip when writing, and the upper part can be trimmed with a clerical knife.

    The finished pen can be painted with acrylic paint, which does not dissolve in water after drying. Also, the pen can be pasted over with colored gift paper or scrapbooking paper, as well as a page from a glossy magazine or foil tape. To prevent the paper from rubbing off from constant use, homemade pens are additionally pasted over with transparent tape or varnished.

    Wooden handle

    If you have access to a lathe, you can make an unusual wooden handle body.You will need pieces of wood, metal tubes, a rod, a pen mechanism, glue, and sandpaper.

    Do not forget that finishing materials can affect the color of the wood. Therefore, first test them on waste – this will help insure against unforeseen results.

    A saw, a machine, vapors of varnishes and adhesives, if used carelessly, can harm health, so it is important to remember the safety requirements when working with them.

    Pen from a syringe

    A beautiful stationery can be made from a regular disposable syringe. The tip of the syringe is reamed to the size of the writing unit of the rod. The body is filled with colored gel, rhinestones, sequins. A rod is inserted inside, cut to the size of the syringe body. The piston is filled with glue to fix the rod.

    Handle made of threads

    A tourniquet is woven from thick threads, a rod is inserted into the middle. The threads can be taken different in color and structure, the main thing is that they are of the same thickness.The plait is braided very simply: one thread is superimposed on the other from the middle to make a square. You can fix the rod in the bundle with a drop of glue.

    Fountain pen

    To make a pen in the old style, you need to take a large goose or turkey quill. At will, paint it in any color or several at once. The fluff at the base must be cut off and slightly sanded with a soft sandpaper so that the future handle is comfortable to hold. The tip of the pen should be cut off at an angle – it is very hard, and you can write with the resulting nib.

    You can also insert a steel feather into the bird’s feather, and mask the joint with decorative material. A feather made in this way will be more durable. And of course, you can insert an ordinary ballpoint into the nib.

    Gel pen

    It differs from the usual ballpoint pen in that a gel rod is inserted into the prepared flask. The gel pen-aquarium looks original. To create it, you will need a transparent tube with a wooden stopper, sealed at one end (something suitable can be found in a pharmacy or chemical store).

    A hole is made in the cork along the diameter of the rod, and the cork can also be painted with acrylic paint. A mixture of water and glycerin is poured into the flask – the more glycerin, the thicker the filler, and the slower the decor will float in the body. We put sparkles, stars, foil fish into the flask, insert the rod into the cork and close the flask tightly (for reliability, you can fix the cork with waterproof glue).

    2-in-1 pen

    To create it, you need to take a pen and a pencil.Disassemble the pen, cut off a part from the pencil, based on the length of the pen, and insert it into the body of the pen. To adjust the pencil to the diameter of the handle, it must be cut off with a sharp knife and sanded with sandpaper.

    Insert the pencil into the body and secure with adhesive tape. Next, we cut the rod and assemble the handle. Now the pencil will always be at hand – on the back of the pen with which you write.

    By the way, do not throw away the rest of the pencil, it may still come in handy.

    And finally – a pen for spy game lovers

    A fountain pen – regular or made yourself – can be filled with invisible ink. It is quite easy to make such ink. The only thing is that you will not be able to pour them into the rod, because they are very liquid.

    The most common are three types of invisible ink and three ways to read what is written:

    • diluted solution of copper sulfate – hold the paper over ammonia
    • lemon juice – heat the paper with an iron or a lamp
    • milk – iron the letter with a hot iron.

    Nice handle can be bought at any store. But if you are a fan of exclusives and a lover of handicrafts, you can make a one-of-a-kind pen. Self-made stationery will become a unique author’s souvenir for you and your friends.

    Summer will begin very soon and parents will need to come up with different activities for their children every day. One evening, you can give a real master class on how to make a pen yourself from materials available at home.

    For any person, a pen is a necessary thing almost throughout his life. Therefore, after looking at a photo of a homemade pen, it is not at all surprising that there is a desire to try to perform all the actions and make a pen on your own.

    Paper pen: how to make

    Take one plain sheet of classic A4 paper. From its long side, you need to measure 14 cm. This is slightly more than the length of any used plastic rod.

    Approximately 10-12 cm is measured on the other side, which is less than the rod. This is an important point that must be observed so that the lower part of the handle can be made in the familiar shape of the famous cone. Further, the marks are connected by drawing a line. Subsequently, it is necessary to cut the sheet along it.

    On the side of the sheet, where 14 cm was previously marked, it is necessary to apply glue, carefully wrap the prepared core.

    It is important to follow the instructions on how to make a pen, without deviating from it in anything.After the glue has dried, the paper is wound as tightly as possible over the entire core, and its edge must be additionally coated with glue so that in the future your craft does not unwind during operation.


    During work, make sure that the cone is formed only in the lower part of the office supply, since the other part must be as flat as possible. If for some reason this cannot be done, the situation can be corrected with a knife.

    The created handle can be painted with absolutely any acrylic paint for beauty. It is advisable to choose exactly acrylic, because after it dries, it will not dissolve with water.

    If you decide to use watercolor / simple gouache while decorating the pen, then the part of the pen that you cover with them must be additionally varnished. Otherwise, you may get your hands dirty later on while using the pen.

    Ready-made stationery can be pasted over with beautiful paper, which today is often used in scrap / for gift wrapping.

    An interesting idea is to use for pasting pages of a glossy magazine or the recently popular foil tape, which glitters.

    From prolonged use it happens that the paper starts to wipe. To avoid a repetition of this situation with the paper used for the pen, it is best to additionally glue it over with transparent tape or varnish it.

    Of course, today in any store you can buy a simple pen, but if you are looking for what you can make a pen from at home, then you are an admirer of exclusiveness, and in combination with a large number of different master classes where you can find out, as various crafts and stationery are created, including, you can create a pen that no one else will ever have. Moreover, such a pen can even be handed to a friend as an author’s gift.

    Wooden handle

    Looking through various original ideas for homemade pens, you probably already stumbled upon a version of a wooden handle and therefore now it’s time to dwell on it in more detail.

    What materials do you need?

    Several metal tubes, a simple rod, a mechanism that will later be used for a pen, a few blanks of wood, sandpaper and glue.

    All actions will need to be performed using a lathe. Therefore, thinking about how to make a frame for a pen yourself, take care of finding it in advance.

    Please note that the use of any finishing material will affect the color of the wood.Therefore, it is best to test on any waste before you start applying them to the finished product. This will avoid unexpected results.

    A band-type saw, like a cut-off machine, is potentially dangerous if misused, so it is important to use them as carefully as possible and comply with all safety requirements.

    Do not let vapors of different varnish / adhesives have a negative effect on your health.It is best if they will be used exclusively in a ventilated room, and as far as possible from materials that are flammable.

    When working, after stripping metal pipes, be sure to grease them with good quality glue.

    In the absence of wood forms, you can create them yourself using the online lesson.

    In conclusion, it is worth noting that today more and more people are asking how to make a pen with their own hands every day, which is explained by a number of different factors.Having learned how to do it yourself, you can present a pen as a gift to a business partner or one of your friends

    Creating even ten such pens will cost several times cheaper than ordering them at any enterprise.

    Photo of the idea of ​​homemade pens

    A regular pen is easy to buy at any store.But it is almost impossible to buy an exclusive hand-made pen, and if it is possible, then in very expensive boutiques and for a lot of money. Ordinary people cannot afford such expenses. But you can do it yourself from an ordinary piece of wood and small devices. At the same time, the pen will be a wonderful author’s gift that everyone will appreciate.

    In the video you can see how to create such a handle out of wood

    To create a handle, we need:

    – two metal tubes;
    – rod;
    – handle mechanism;
    – wooden forms;
    – sandpaper;
    – glue;
    – lathe.

    Let’s get to work. First of all, we clean our metal tubes with a small piece of sandpaper.

    After both tubes are cleaned, carefully coat them with glue from the outside and insert them into wooden blanks.

    If you do not have such forms, then it is easy to make them yourself, it is enough to take a small piece of wood, which will be slightly larger in diameter than the planned thickness of the handle and drill a hole exactly in the center, the diameter of which will be equal to the diameter of the metal tubes so that they are tight were included in the blank.The length of the blank should be the same as the length of the tube, this is an important condition for work.

    When the tubes are stuck inside the blanks, we put them on a lathe for further processing.

    We turn on the machine and start processing wooden blanks, giving them the necessary shape, which will be the handle.

    After the required shape and desired dimensions are achieved, we rub the wood with special impregnation and varnish so that it lasts as long as possible.

    Remove the handle base from the lathe. Now it remains to assemble the handle.

    First, insert the tip of the future pen into one of the blanks and press it into the base until it clicks. After that, we also fasten the connection for two blanks in the same way. The so-called bridge or thread, which will connect the two parts of the workpieces in one piece.

    Insert the rod and check its position.

    Then we insert a cap into the second workpiece, which will cover the rod, we also press it into the wood.

    Good day, brain friends
    ! You may be interested in learning about the brain process.
    to create a dainty ballpoint pen that I made for my wife the other day.

    Such a brain pen is going to
    made of paper and epoxy resin in a technique known among knife makers as “getinax”.

    Making pens is a fairly common occupation of carpenters who have special sets and tools that are becoming more affordable.(The included tools, such as the pen core, can be easily used for other purposes and expand your DIY options.) In this brain guide
    I am using a fine pen set.

    My wife (just three weeks ago we said “agree”) has joint problems and the ergonomic shape of the ballpoint pen was found to be very helpful in avoiding pain, which is why on top of her crafts
    I added a big enough balloon.

    Step 1: Cutting the paper for the pen body

    For your own homemade products
    I selected several large sheets of paper in different but emphasizing (dark green and cream) colors and put them together before using a jigsaw to cut them into 2 squares of paper.5×2.5cm.

    During this brain procedure
    , and always, it is important to observe safety precautions! For myself, I found a safe way to cut the paper – clamp it between two pieces of wood, and thus hold it on the jigsaw table.

    You can still cut the paper with a knife or scissors, but be careful whichever method you choose.

    Step 2: Create a jig for the

    handle body

    I put together a small jig, a jig, which will help you organize the paper squares while gluing them.This jig is made of two blocks, lined up in the shape of the letter L, and nailed to the plywood.

    Step 3: Bonding the handle body

    This is the main and longest stage of the whole brain process
    .

    The paper squares are glued to each other using epoxy resin, and during the gluing itself, the surface tension of the resin and paper holds the squares, preventing them from falling apart.

    My biggest concern was that the diluted epoxy would harden faster than I could finish the gluing process DIY
    . Fortunately, if you dilute it in small quantities, then it takes more time to glue the squares together, so I did it.

    I believe that experimenting with different adhesives and resins can speed up and facilitate the bonding process compared to my experience.

    Step 4: Cut out the shape of the body

    And now the fun begins.

    After the glued body blank is separated from the jig (I did this with a jigsaw), it’s time to determine where to cut it into pieces.

    In the past I used a lathe with a long brain drill
    for drilling a through hole in a cabinet, which is great if the cabinet has a beautiful wood pattern and needs to be perfectly aligned. But in most cases it is still easier to use a drilling machine.

    Before cutting with a jigsaw, I mapped out the cutting lines with copper tubes.

    Step 5: Drill a hole in the housing

    Fixing the shell blank crafts
    upright, I drilled a through hole with a 7mm drill. But this is for my “handle assembly kit”, yours may require a different diameter drill.

    Step 6: Bonding the tubes

    I sand the copper tubing to increase the surface area of ​​the bonding, and to remove dirt and grease, which can reduce the quality of this brain bonding.
    .

    I applied medium density cyanoacrylate / superglue to the hole in the pen body and to the copper tubes that came with the kit. The trick here is not to stop when the tube is inserted into the hole. When the tube slides over the hole, the glue acts as a lubricant, but when stopped, it quickly adheres. It is ideal to have the tube completely inserted into the workpiece body at the end.

    For pushing the tube into the housing homemade
    , you can use a pencil or something similar.

    *** Tips from comments ***

    @ Scanner2 writes:
    After gluing the copper tube into the housing, it is possible that some glue remains inside the tube. To remove it, I use a 6mm drill bit, which I rotate in the opposite direction, thereby reaming the tube. The reverse direction does not catch the material of the tube, but passes through it.

    (Great tip – I would add that depending on your “kit” and the way you strip the copper tubing, it may be helpful to file the sharp edges of the tubing, which will reduce the chance of the tubing snagging on the body and make it easier to connect the handle when before it comes down to it).

    Step 7: Facing

    My “handle assembly kit” came with a trimmer.

    I clamped it in the chuck of the lathe
    and planted a copper tube of the workpiece on its pin up to the blades that remove excess material around the tube. The result is a completely flat surface for the insert to be mounted later.

    If there is no such trimmer, then you can grind or cut the outer surface flush with the copper tube.

    Step 8: Joining the workpieces and forming the profile

    Prepared paper blanks are put on the core with an insert of the appropriate size between them.

    In my case, the liner is thin, “slimline”, although there are many other styles to choose from.

    After that I began to shape and finish the shape of the handle using various tools. For a more complete overview of the turning tool and working with it, I have prepared a quick guide for one magazine, and you can check it out.

    Step 9: Lapping and polishing

    Before applying topcoat to craft
    , I wanted to make sure the shape of the handle was “perfect”.

    After my satisfaction and sanding with 1000 grit sandpaper, I applied a thin layer of super glue, spreading it evenly with my finger. The main thing here is to apply enough, with a small amount of glue will not lubricate the surface during its distribution.

    So I put a brain pen on
    Four coats of super glue before sanding it with 1500 grit sandpaper and polishing it with a polishing compound to bring out a high gloss finish.

    Cabinetmakers refer to this process as rubbing, which results in a flawless look that satisfies you, and it takes a lot of effort to achieve it.

    Step 10: Assembling the handle

    Kit components like mine have a friction fit but can easily fail if you’re not careful.

    I have come to the conclusion that it is better to assemble the kit dry in order to understand the position of the components in the DIY
    and work out the order of brain assembly
    . For example, if you do not install the tip of the pen before the mechanism, then there can be problems. I used a vise to press in the parts and get a good fit.

    I would also recommend getting some high quality ink for your pens in the end, because regular ink is usually just good, but not the best.All Cross style pens have essentially the same mechanism, so you can successfully use the same ink as people who spent a lot more than you on their pens, plus there’s a cool thing about having one thing in yours. sort of a pen, and which you made with your own hands.

    That’s all, brain luck
    !

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    February

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    Foreword.

    There is a huge variety of pens that can be bought without any problems at any stationery store. Sometimes, you want to have such a thing that no one has, and never will, or there is, but a limited circle of people. This is also the case with the handles … yes !!! with the most ordinary writing pens, with which students write their useless notes, chemists write different reaction formulas, accountants fill out all sorts of different forms, certificates, etc. In this article “How to make a handle …” (DAC) I will try to popularly show how you can make an original wooden handle.

    Project development (office work).

    Before doing anything, you need to develop a plan. Now the plan will be called a selection of materials, the development of a 3D model of the pen, subsequently the creation of the necessary drawings, the development of manufacturing technology for one or another part.

    Selection of materials.

    Step to be approached with full responsibility
    , because the durability of the handles and their appearance will depend on the choice of material.The wood from which the handles will be made should be as hard and dense as possible, as a result it will be polished well. My choice fell on ebony (ebony), beech, maple as for wood; made of non-wooden materials – an aluminum tube, a brass rod, and the ball rod itself with paste. Actually, that’s the whole list of materials.

    From left to right: rods with paste, aluminum tubes, brass rod (such as they are in varnish), maple, beech, ebony.

    Development of the appearance.

    Having the necessary material, you can start designing. First, the appearance of the handles. I will make a reservation right away that the pens will not have a cap, as well as clips (so that they hang on the pocket). Actually, here are four pen variations (drawn in Photoshop CS). By the way, not one of them was realized in life, he did it differently.

    Actually, it is clear that the very tip of the pen will be made of ebony, then beech and, finally, maple. The caps (screw-on, not the ones that cover the stem) will be made of brass and then polished.

    Simulation.

    After the appearance is fully defined, let’s move on to 3D modeling of the handle. Why is this done? The fact is that when you look at what should turn out, it is easier to do and imagine, moreover, with the help of the model, all dimensions of the handle (diameters, lengths, depths) are determined, and from this model you can get the necessary drawings that They also help a lot in manufacturing (of course, the pen is a very simple object, the model could not have been drawn to it, I just decided to show the approach).

    You can paint a lot about how to draw a model, but this is another topic in general, therefore it will not be touched upon. I will only say that I simulated in Solid Works 2008, and in it I created something similar to drawings.

    Here are the 3D models (top-right, top-down) front cap, back cap, solid wood, ball rod, aluminum tube.

    The same model, but assembled and with imposed wood texture.

    This completes the modeling, now move on to materializing our
    project.It looks good on a piece of paper, but it’s even better to lie in your hand. And so,
    manufacturing …

    Manufacturing.

    So, let’s get down to the most interesting thing – making what we have drawn. As I wrote earlier, during the manufacturing process, both the appearance and the size of the handles can change …

    Manufacturing of the central bar.

    One of the most important parts, as it encloses the front and back caps, is also the hardest part in the handle.The blank for the rod will be an aluminum tube with an outer diameter of 6 millimeters and an inner diameter of 4 millimeters.

    The rod will subsequently be “pasted over” with wood. For better adhesion of the “tube – glue – wood” ligament, it is necessary to roughen the surface of the tubes, that is, to make it rough (with a sandpaper, a file, a file, it does not matter). Then wrap with a thread, preferably cotton (cotton thread will absorb adhesives better).

    Tubes wrapped in thread. At this point, the tubes are ready.

    Manufacturing of a wooden shell.

    As previously planned, the decorative shell will consist of three wood colors – black (ebony), reddish-brown – beech, cream – maple (if the colors are not named so, do not be alarmed, perhaps I am color blind). The difference from the one drawn in Photoshop CS will be that most of it will be ebony, then beech, and least of all maple.

    Beech and ebony are in the form of plates, therefore, you have to glue two strips to increase the thickness.But the maple is in the form of an array and does not need a switch.

    Ebony, beech, maple slats prepared for gluing (from top to bottom). We dilute epoxy resin (Ed-20). You can use polyester resin, but it loses in strength, moreover, styrene is released during polymerization, and it is harmful (for epoxy resin – chlorine). It is highly advisable to use rubber gloves when handling resin.

    Spread with resin and squeeze with clamps.

    After the resin has risen (it does not dry out, but polymerizes, so experienced people say the resin has risen), you can proceed to dismemberment.To do this, we will use a miter box (roughly speaking, a template).

    After simple movements back and forth we get blanks for the “little body” of the handle. The black one and the largest on the table is the miter box, it has the grooves for the hacksaw.
    Now the most difficult thing remains – to drill a hole for the tube. The difficulty lies in the fact that the hole must be coaxial in each prepared set for handles. If the holes are not pine, then our planes will be mated not by a plane, but by a line and a gap will be obtained, which, of course, will be filled with resin, but it will not look neat.Therefore, first I will drill a hole in the densest and longest workpiece – in ebony.

    The drill is fixed, so we just move our workpiece in the axial direction on the drill, looking at the eye from above the alignment (if you don’t trust your eyes, then make guides that will be parallel to the drill).

    Having drilled the ebony, it is necessary to glue it on cyacrine (ethyl cyanoacrylate, in the common people, super glue) to the beech, by the way, you need to glue it pointwise, grabbing it a little so that you can tear it off.Thus, the hole in the ebony will be a guide, and there will be no displacement. Drilling beech

    After the hole in the beech is drilled (by the way, it will be deaf, that is, not through, due to the fact that the drill is short), it is necessary to break these halves and drill the hole through.

    Assembling the handle blank.

    The assembly will be carried out on an epoxy binder (epoxy resin). First, diluting the resin, we saturate the thread on the rods, there should be no dry spots left.Then we string our sliced ​​blanks onto tubes, like meat on a skewer, not forgetting to grease the mating planes with resin.

    It turns out something similar to multi-colored sticks. The resin completely rises in 24 hours, but the polymerization process continues and the cured resin reaches its maximum strength in about a week, provided that it has been properly prepared (the correct resin / hardener ratio; for ED-20, this is 1 part hardener for 10 parts of resin) …It remains to squeeze with clamps and wait a little.

    When compressed with clamps, the gap between the workpieces becomes even smaller.

    After the epoxy has cured, you can start turning the handles. I will sharpen on a TV-6 universal educational lathe.

    Turning (profiling) handles.

    As I wrote earlier, profiling will be carried out on a TV-6 lathe, it is on lathes that we can get almost any body of revolution (cylinder, ball, cone, and others).

    The lathe has a chuck into which one end of the handle is clamped and a tailstock into which the center is inserted. When we clamp the part into the chuck, we are left with a free, loose end of the part, which must be clamped with the center.

    After the workpiece is clamped in the machine, you can start machining. First, you need to process the workpiece in such a way as to obtain a cylinder with a diameter corresponding to the maximum diameter of the handle plus 0.5 millimeters in reserve.

    The resulting cylinder must be narrowed towards the ends, thus giving it the shape of a handle. The easiest way to do this is first with a chisel, and then bring it to the desired state with a sandpaper glued to the bar.

    Having processed, we get a kind of semi-finished product, which must be processed with fine sandpaper to level the surface. Cut off the extra sticking out aluminum tube.

    Thread cutting.

    The thread is required for attaching the front and rear screw caps.Because the handle is quite thin, then the choice of the thread size must be taken very carefully. First of all, you need to decide on the diameter and pitch of the thread. The diameter will be 5 millimeters. The thread pitch is the distance between two adjacent threads. The larger the pitch, the larger the thread, and vice versa.

    For handles, aesthetics and beauty are more important than fastening strength, so the thread pitch is as small as possible – 0.5 millimeters. In addition, the smaller the pitch, the smaller the height of the thread, and the smaller the diameter of the tube, you can cut a thread without “breaking” it.The threading device is called a tap. The taps differ in numbers, 1, 2 and 3. The difference is that 1 is a tap that has a shallow start and a shallower thread, 2 is a steeper start and an almost full-size thread, 3 is used for final threading, where high precision is required. I will only use the first one so that the thread is tighter, without backlash.

    On the left is a two-tap tap, on the right is a one-tap tap.

    Before cutting the thread, it is necessary to ream the aluminum tube to a diameter of 4.6 millimeters (remember that the inner diameter is 4 millimeters).Otherwise, the tap will unfold the hole as if it were a reamer.

    A wrench is used to cut the thread, or rather to hold the tap. It is best to hold the handle in your hand when threading, as vices, pliers and other holding devices will wrinkle the handle and make it look disgusting. Also, when cutting a thread, it is better to wrap the handle in foam rubber, since if we hold the handle in our hands, the grease, sweat and dirt that is on our hands will be absorbed into the wood, and this will especially be seen on light wood.

    The thread must be cut to a depth of 10 millimeters, not less. This is due to the fact that the thread length in the cap is 10 millimeters.

    Finished thread in the handle.

    Drawing an inscription.

    In order for the pen to be even more unique and to acquire belonging to its owner, that is, to become a personalized one, it is necessary to put a name on it. The name will be applied to the lightest part of the handle (maple). The principle of the inscription is as follows:

    1. In Photoshop CS, draw a name, the type of name that we want to see on the pen.

    2. Invert the image vertically or horizontally. It doesn’t matter how, the point is to get a mirror image of our drawing.

    3. Resize the image so that it fits perfectly on the light part of the handle and doesn’t stick out. In this case, the length (largest dimension) is 20 millimeters, and the height is determined proportionally.

    After these operations, print several image data on the sheet using the laser
    printer (namely laser, not inkjet and not matrix, otherwise nothing will work).
    But before applying the image to the handle, I will try to apply it first to a test piece of wood.

    How to do it, cut off a small piece with our image, fix it with paper tape on the blank. Next, take a heated iron and heat our image. It is necessary to heat carefully, since when overheated, the paper can stick to the piece of wood and remain on it in pieces (the image transfer is carried out almost according to the same principle as in a laser printer; the coloring matter in a laser printer is toner (powder), which, when heated, “cakes” ”And sticks to the surface on which it was before heating, therefore, if toner spills on your clothes, do not wash them in hot water).

    After practicing cropping, let’s start applying the image directly to the pen itself.

    We fix it, and after heating we get it. As you can see in the picture, the name does not look very contrasting, that is, it does not have a radical black color, therefore, we take a gel black pen in our hand and carefully outline the contours. The result is clearly visible in the next photo (the letter “A” is not fully circled).

    After the lettering is completely outlined, leave the pen alone to allow the paste to dry.At this point, the inscription can be considered complete.

    Manufacturing of caps.


    Unfortunately, when I sharpened the caps, the camera was not at hand, so there are no photographs of the manufacturing process. There are only photos of finished products. Therefore, I will try to describe the manufacturing process in words.

    We put before our eyes the drawing drawn earlier. First, we need to determine the size at the place. The maximum diameter of the cap will be equal to the small diameter of the handle on the side of the cap.Then we sharpen the “protrusion” for the thread (diameter 5 millimeters). Having pierced, we cut the external thread with a scraper (a tool for cutting an external thread, unlike dies, a scraper is a one-piece tool, and therefore gives a more accurate thread, especially of small diameters). And only after that, just after cutting the thread, we drill the hole. Why after threading? It’s simple, the fact is that if we first drill a hole, then we get a case when we cut the threads on the tube. Threading is accompanied by a large twisting moment acting on the rod (tube) on which we cut, as a result of which the tube may simply break.It is for this reason that we first cut the thread, and then we drill.

    After tapping and drilling the hole, you can begin to design the ogival shape of the cap.

    Bringing the cap to the shape you like (similar to the drawing shape), take the sandpaper and level the surface (the fact is that after turning, “rings” remain on the material). We use several skins of different grain sizes for best results. And, lastly, we take a felt circle (felt boots are also made from felt), apply GOI paste (polishing paste) to it and polish the cap so that the metal looks evenly, without rings and scratches.

    To achieve even greater shine, you can rub the caps on paper, the most ordinary sheet of paper.

    Handle varnishing.

    So we have come to the last, final stage. To protect the wood from which the handle is made from weather conditions, sweat from hands, grease, we will cover the handle with varnish. At first I wanted to use epoxy for the coating, but it turned out to be thick, and when thinned with methyl alcohol, after curing, it remained soft and loose, like jelly. This option, of course, is not suitable.

    This was followed by a trip to the store, more precisely to the supermarket of construction goods. Most interested in the shelves with paintwork. In general, after a short stay there, I chose a glossy parquet varnish. In theory, the varnish is specially designed for surfaces that are most susceptible to abrasion.

    I will varnish it using the “pouring method”, that is, completely lower the handle into a jar with varnish and place it in a place where the excess varnish will drain off and leave an even glossy layer.Why this particular method? It’s simple, handles are mostly made at home and varnished too, so the coating with a spray gun immediately disappears, since the spread when spraying varnish will be very large and stain everything around. Brush. You can also cover it with a brush, but in this case, the direction in which the brush was driven will be visible on the handle, and the remnants of the pile do not bring joy.

    Before dipping, it is necessary to close up with plasticine, for example, the hole at the bottom, thereby protecting the thread from getting varnish into it.

    The photo shows that when draining the varnish forms transverse irregularities, similar to waves. But, after the excess varnish is drained off, the surface will become glossy and shiny.
    After 24 hours, remove the pens, carefully clean the ends with a scalpel from the remaining varnish, clean out all the plasticine, screw up the caps by inserting the paste. After the performed operations, we will receive two different, and at the same time, two identical products.

    Top: short, blunt, rounded
    Bottom: long, sharp, slightly rounded

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    Comment on

    Calligraphy improves fine motor skills, allows you to develop memory, perseverance and accuracy. You will have to write a lot and for a long time, and the choice of a pen is especially important when a child’s pen is not yet strong enough and is not used to such loads. It would seem that it is so easy to buy a pen and that’s it, but if a writing instrument is inconvenient, it will certainly cause discomfort and, as a result, dislike for writing.

    1. The optimal shape of the pen body is three-sided, the optimal thickness is medium. At the same time, the handle should not be short and good if there is a rubber insert on it. The fingers will not slip, and this will help to develop the correct position of the hand.
    2. The pen should write softly so that the child does not exert unnecessary effort. An average line thickness is recommended, at which the trace of a regular ball rod is approximately 0.5–1.5 mm.
    3. It is better to choose the color of the ink not too dark, so that it does not “cut” the eyes and not too light so that it is clearly visible on the page.It is desirable that they are not branded
    4. Do not buy pens with bulky toys and figures at the end. These pens are too heavy for children’s fingers, they will “outweigh” and as a result, it will be much more difficult to write. Decorated and decorated pens will distract your child from writing and interfere with his concentration.
    5. It is better to buy a ballpoint pen for your child. Gel pens use thicker ink, which dries faster, and the nib mechanism itself seizes.In gel pens, unlike ballpoint pens, the ball itself is located inside the nib, and ink penetrates through the capillaries of the rod. In ballpoint pens, liquid is drawn through the ball by gravity.

    By the way, the habit of gnawing pens gave rise to new models: the body of some pens is made with a coating containing silver ions, so there is no harm from such a bad habit;) Keep in mind that the caps must have a through hole through which air passes. This will keep the baby safe in case the cap gets into the airways.

    In order to develop writing skills and teach to hold the instrument correctly, there are so-called “self-taught pens”. Since ballpoint pens leave a mark on the paper with any pressure and tilt, the child begins to hold the pen incorrectly when writing. The self-taught handle helps both right-handers and left-handers to hold the instrument correctly. For left-handed people, there are special models with a curved body and a special tip, taking into account the manner of writing with the left hand.

    Order pens and other school supplies in our Vodovoz online store.RU. We will deliver goods quickly and directly to your doorstep, and you can free up time for your future student;)


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    90,000 Ballpoint Pen Day – ikirov.ru

    In 2012 ballpoint pen turns seventy-two years old

    In 2012 ballpoint pen turns seventy-two years old. But they did not immediately sell it. 57 years passed before it went on sale in New York department stores.

    The Hungarian journalist Laszlo-Jozsef Biro invented the ballpoint pen. By the nature of his work, he often visited the printing house and, seeing a newspaper sheet almost dry immediately after leaving the rotary machine, one day he wondered why it is impossible to fill the reservoir of the “eternal feather” with some special ink that dries as quickly as printing ink ? Then dealing with a fountain pen would be much more pleasant.

    The journalist quickly realized that such ink should be as thick as possible. But then they will clog the capillary system of a conventional fountain pen. This means that they will have to come up with some other writing node.

    After consulting with his brother, a certified chemist, Biro replaced the nib with a freely rotating ball. The first prototype ballpoint pen was created in 1938.

    Before World War II, the situation in Hungary became dangerous for a liberal journalist like Biro.He had to emigrate first to Paris, where he received a patent for his invention, then to Spain and, finally, in 1940 – to Argentina. Here he found a financier who agreed to invest in an original idea, improved the design and developed machines for the production of ball rods. The first products of a small factory built by Biro went on sale in Argentina in 1943 and cost more than a good fountain pen. In 1944, Biro defended his invention with a US patent and sold licenses to two large American firms.

    But they did not have time to “swing”, as an enterprising businessman M. Reynolds, who accidentally bought a ballpoint pen somewhere in South America, without any license began to produce such pens, making some changes to the design. To avoid prosecution, he referred to a forgotten American patent taken in 1888 by one J. Loud for a bale and box marker. In the Lauda system, which was reminiscent of the deodorant ball bottles now on sale, a spring-loaded ball with a diameter of 1 to 2 centimeters on a paint can was used to apply numbers and marks to the surface of burlap, cardboard or boards.

    Reynolds was able to convince the court that his pens were a miniature copy of Lauda’s invention, and that Biro’s system had nothing to do with it.

    When, after a massive advertising campaign on October 29, 1945, the first batch of Reynolds pens arrived at a major department store in New York City, 50 police officers had to be called in to keep order. Ten thousand pens were sold out in a few hours.

    In Kirov

    * In 1835, the architect and artist Alexander Lavrentievich Vitberg, the author of the project of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Vyatka, was exiled to the city of Vyatka.

    * In 1945, the Kirov Regional Station for Young Naturalists was opened (now the Kirov Regional Ecological and Biological Center).

    * In 1960, on the initiative of the regional council of trade unions, a ballet school was opened (now the Kirov People’s Ballet Theater).

    In Russia

    * Day of employees of the private security service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

    * Day of the Komsomol

    In the world

    * In Serbia – Day of the adoption of the Constitution

    * In Turkey – Day of the Republic

    Still on this day

    1492 Two conquistadors of Christopher Columbus, Rodrigo de Jerez and Luis de Torres, land in Cuba, in the Bay of Gibara, and find there natives smoking cigars…

    1918 Today is a holiday that has been celebrated on a large scale for almost 70 years – the birthday of the Komsomol. By now, the date has lost its scope, and the holiday is not celebrated at the official level.

    1929 Black Tuesday: The stock market crashes on the New York Stock Exchange.

    1945 Ballpoint pens go on sale in New York for the first time (57 years after the patent was obtained).They cost 12 and a half dollars.

    1947 Dry ice is used for the first time to cause rain.

    1998 The space shuttle Discovery took off with 77-year-old John Glenn, the first American astronaut.

    2004 Arab TV channel Al Jazeera showed a tape of bin Laden, in which “terrorist number 1” took responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.

    How to remove a ballpoint pen stain

    Ballpoint pen stains are quite common.Pupils, students and office workers are especially affected by it. Ink traces spoil the appearance of any thing, so we try to get rid of it as soon as possible. You can remove ballpoint pen stains in the following different ways, depending on the handy tools.

    To remove ballpoint pen stains from certain fabrics, you can try the following products:

    • Lemon juice. Perfectly removes fresh ballpoint pen stains.

    • Warm milk or yogurt.A fresh ink stain needs to be wiped off or rubbed off. If the stain is old, then you need to soak the product in milk for several hours, until the stains completely disappear. After that, you need to rinse things first in cool water, and then in warm water.

    • Glycerin and ethyl alcohol. These components are mixed in a one-to-one ratio. Then it is applied to the ink stain with a cotton pad. You need to rub until the stain completely disappears, changing the cotton pad as necessary.After that, the fabric must be rinsed in warm water.

    • Liquid for nail polish remover. You can remove ballpoint pen stains with this tool from unpainted fabrics. Light streaks or stains may remain on colored items, or the shade of the fabric may change.

    • Triple cologne. It is also applied to the ink stain with a moistened cotton swab. A ballpoint pen stain can be removed with cologne in a matter of minutes.

    • Vinegar and alcohol. A mixture is made of these components in equal proportions and heated in a water bath.The hot solution is applied to the ink stain and left until it disappears completely.

    • Oxalic acid. A cheap and effective remedy for removing ballpoint pen stains from white cotton products. Before applying, it must be brought to a boiling point and carefully, so as not to burn yourself, apply to the stain. Then rinse the item thoroughly in clean water.

    • Alcohol and acetone. A mixture of substances in equal proportions, heated in a water bath, is perfect for removing ballpoint pen stains from linen or cotton fabric.

    • Citric acid solution. Good for removing ballpoint pen stains from chemically resistant dyed cotton and woolen fabrics.

    How to draw a ballpoint pen of a specific color

    Ballpoint pens are filled with a variety of colored inks that are based on dyes, so the following guidelines can be used to remove ink stains of a particular color:

    • Blue or black ink stains can be removed from the product with a solution of 20 milligrams of 10% ammonia, 20 milligrams of alcohol and 20 milligrams of purified distilled water.It is applied to the solution for several minutes, until the stain completely disappears, after which the thing must be washed.

    • Red and black ballpoint pen stains can be removed with mustard diluted with water until mushy. It should be applied to the spot from a ballpoint pen and left for a day. After the expiration of the time, wash the item in warm water.

    • Colored ink can be removed with glycerin rubbing over dirt and left for an hour. Then rinse the product in warm water with a little salt.the remains of streaks will easily go away after washing in soapy water.

    • Purified turpentine will remove any ballpoint pen stain. To do this, you need to moisten a swab in it and wipe the stain. After the dirt has disappeared, you need to rinse the thing in warm water.

    A special ballpoint pen stain remover can be used to remove ink stains. Today they are presented in huge quantities on the household chemicals market: “Vanish”, “Antipyatin”, “Doctor Beckman”, “Amway” and so on.But when choosing, you should pay attention to the type of fabric for which the stain remover is suitable or purchase a universal one.

    But do not forget that the products are not suitable for all types of fabric. Therefore, before using any product, first apply it to the wrong side of the product or seams to see how the fabric will behave when in contact. Please note that nail polish remover or acetone can corrode the fibers.

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