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Article: How to Use a Glass Dip Pen


Glass pens are a romantic and beautiful writing instrument that will enhance your writing experience. They have a nice flow and are the only instrument that truly gives you an honest and direct experience with your ink. That is why glass pens are ideal for testing new ink colors. They write elegantly yet easily rinse clean with water, so you can quickly switch between different inks colors without having to refill a fountain pen. As long as you have a bottle of ink handy, these pens are ready to capture your thoughts anytime. When dipped, a glass pen can write multiple sentences before needing to be re-dipped.

To enjoy your glass dip pen, follow these simple steps.
What you need: a glass dip pen and your favorite bottle of pen ink.

1. Dip the pen slightly in an ink bottle. Tip should be only partially submerged to avoid ink blots.

2. Glide tip against the ink bottle opening to drain excess ink. When ink no longer drips down from the nib it is ready to write with.

3. Use your glass pen to write notes, letters, wedding invitations, etc. (you may want to practice a bit first to get a feel for your pen). Re-dip in ink as necessary.

Check out our selection of glass ink pens and bottled pen inks at JetPens.