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April 11, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Multi Pens
To refill the lead in your Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi pen, you must first remove the pencil component altogether from the pen body.
Then, hold the component tip-side up while grasping the main metal tube, and remove the lead mechanism piece
The piece should come off right where the metal tube ends and the white plastic piece begins.
Insert your refill lead, then put the component back together.
After you place the pencil component back into your Coleto multi pen, you're ready to go!
(A good tip to know is that most of our multi pens with pencil components refill in the same way!)
To insert the ink or pencil components into the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi pen bodies, first open the cap at the top of the pen body:
(the cap can be stuck on pretty tightly, but use of a fingernail under the tab will help open it up)
Then, slide in the components inside the little spring with the pen tip going in first. The corresponding push buttons have small tabs on the side, which need to slide into the matching spaces.
Repeat as necessary to fill all of the available spaces in your Coleto pen.
After you have put in all the components to fill you Colet multi pen, simply close the top cap with a *click* and viola! You're done!
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Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.
I use the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. I tend to use it exactly how it's intended to be used. I order a few packs of refill cartridges from JetPens once every couple months. The only part of my process that I can really say anything interesting about is that I tend not to pencil anything - unless I really think it needs it, I tend to just go straight from blank paper to the finished inks. I also use Microns (typically 08, 05 and 005) for hatching, lettering and small details.
April 1, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Fountain Pens
A number of the different fountain pens we carry will accept any international short ink cartridge.
This is a general term used to describe ink cartridges in this same size and dimensions. We have compiled a list of all the different brands we carry, for convenience.
1. Pelikan Fountain Pen Refill Cartridges
2. Kaweco Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges
3. Waterman Mini Cartridges
4. Ohto Fountain Pen Refill Cartridges
5. Rotring Brillant Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges
It is always best to ensure compatibility by sticking to the same brand of cartridges as the fountain pen you are trying to fill. Sometimes, even though these cartridges are all relatively the same size, other brands do not work as well with other fountain pens.
(Cartridges in above photo listed in order from top to bottom: Rotring, Ohto, Waterman, Kaweco, Pelikan)
For example, the Pelikan cartridges have a slightly wider opening than the Kaweco ones, making them prone to leaking inside a Kaweco Sport fountain pen.
(Cartridges in above photo listed in order from left to right: Rotring, Ohto, Waterman, Kaweco, Pelikan)
Changing nibs on any fountain pen can get a little messy, so you might want to wear some disposable gloves and use a piece of scratch paper to protect your hands and table surface.
The easiest way to change a Lamy nib (with the lowest risk of possible damage) is to use a piece of scotch tape.
First, make sure to gently clean off the nib on the pen to remove an ink traces using a damp cloth or tissue. After the cleaned nib is dry, apply a single piece of adhesive tape (Magic tape may rip easily so other clear scotch tape or packing tape is good to use) to the nib and pull it off the pen. If need be, you can place your fingers on the sides of the nib to help it off.
Clean the removed nib with warm water (it is not advisable to use soap or any other cleaning agents, as this may damage the nib) and use a tissue to gently dry it off, Make sure to use care when washing or drying so you don't bend or warp the tines on the nib.
You can then slide on the new nib, to its final position.
Congratulations! You have now successfully changed the nib on a Lamy pen!