you write with a fountain pen? At some point you will need to refill them.  Here is a quick video to show you how to refill using ink samples.

My process is pretty simple.  I have a white sink and I love dark colored ink so making sure I don’t stain it is my #1 priority.  I am a bit accident prone to I am very careful and always have my supplies lined up and ready to go.

Quick Overview

  • Prep supplies (Paper towels are a MUST!)

  • Rinse out the old ink until water runs clear

  • Dry everything (You wouldn’t want to dilute the new ink)

  • Use a syringe to add the new ink to the cartridge.  Make sure you don’t have any air bubbles or you will have ink everywhere.

  • Cap the cartridge with the Nib and give it a few twists to make sure the ink is ready for writing.



I’ve always been a huge fan of stationary.  You could call me an addict I suppose.  I was known to hoard it and never actually use the beautiful things I bought or was given as gifts.

It almost seemed (to others I’m sure) that it was a waste but just looking at them made me so happy and still does to this day.  I definitely use the things that I have now.  My philosophy has changed in regards to that, use your best!  No reason to save for a special occasion.

While I haven’t really tested all that many types of fountain pens since some of them can be over $100.  But I have to say that the Pilot Metropolitan pens are great for the price.  

Check them out here: Fountain Pens on Amazon

This is a pen and easy refill cartridges

I also have played around with a few of the nib sizes.  Some when I liked the pen but not the nib size.  Fine is the one I opt for most times.  I like a .3 tip when I use my Staedtler pens.