Do I need a converter for fountain pen?

Do I need a converter for fountain pen?

An ink converter allows the fountain pen to use bottled ink, rather than ink cartridges. Some cartridge style fountain pens are proprietary and only allow for their brand of ink cartridge to be used. Bottled inks come in a wider range of available inks and color selection than the cartridge inks.

Do all fountain pens use the same cartridges?

Most modern fountain pens are crafted to accept either a disposable ink cartridge or a ink converter. Ink cartridges are usually offered in two sizes – long and short (international size). The most widely compatible ink cartridge is the international size, which can be used for 90% of all cartridge-using fountain pens.

Is Monteverde a good pen brand?

Monteverde, produces a wide array of quality writing instruments using various materials such as celluloids, carbon fiber, and European resins to create unique fun to own pens. Each Monteverde pens is an exceptional value recognized for its high quality yet economical price.

How do you refill a fountain pen without a syringe?

Press a finger onto the top of the straw to create a vacuum, preventing ink from flowing out of the straw. Lift the straw and lower it into your cartridge, then release your finger, allowing the ink to fall into the cartridge. Repeat until full.

Are fountain pen converters interchangeable?

A variety of manufacturers produce the same style of cartridge or converter and they are all compatible with each other. On the other hand, certain fountain pen brands may use cartridges and converters that are proprietary (made to fit) their pens.

Can you reuse fountain pen converter?

Inserting the converter into the front section of the fountain pen allows you to suck up the bottled ink through the nib by turning the knob, pushing the plunger up and down, like a medical syringe. Converters, if cleaned often after fills of ink, can be reused for many years and do not need to be replaced often.