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Jessie Adams Offline
#1 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 9:49:32 AM(UTC)
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I haven't used them in a few weeks.
They are old, but I do see ink... at least, I think it's inkRollEyes

Anyone know how to revitalize them?
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#2 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 10:20:54 AM(UTC)
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Mine NEVER work right either!!!Glare

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#3 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 11:35:30 AM(UTC)
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Do they have the little ball in them to shake back and forth? Maybe you could run a lit match over the end of the point to see if there's something on there keeping the ink from flowing down (UPDATE: Please see Carol's post, below this one. CAUTION if you're going to try a flame; thanks Carol, I hadn't thought about that aspect of using a flame). We used to do this with ballpoint pens. It actually worked. Have you tried to clean the end of the point with alcohol or anything like that? SHAKE IT DOWN!!!! I'm sure none of these things will work, but I hope something does work for you.

I like my WHITE Painters pens. They have five or six different points at Walmart in the fabric section (at our Walmart). There's one for medium/fine/italic/calligraphy...and maybe a few more.

Hope you can find something that works for you.

Char

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#4 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 1:40:46 PM(UTC)
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Don't you hate when that happens? I've had a few that were hard to "kick start" the ink flow when they were brand new! I've found that heating them just a little will help. Do they have metal tips? Or plastic tips?

If they are metal tips, try heating the tip with a match or candle flame ... that usually gets the ink to start flowing again. However, if they are plastic tips, DO NOT DO THIS, because the tips will melt!

If they are all plastic, with NO metal parts ... try putting them in your microwave for about 5 seconds (repeat if necessary). However, if there are any metal parts at all, DO NOT DO THIS ... microwave ovens do NOT play well with metal!

Good Luck! I hope you are able to get the ink flowing again!
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#5 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 7:14:37 PM(UTC)
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I find that sometimes if you lay it down in your palm and roll it between your hands it will warm it up and help it start flowing again.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:03:32 AM(UTC)
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Try to contact the company and ask them what to do. If nothing else, they may offer to replace the pens. I have always loved my Signos and have never had problems with them and I have about 6! My favorite are the medium point pens. How do you store them? I always keep mine in a basket with the tip down.

Tracy
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:46:13 AM(UTC)
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You gals are great!
I will try your suggestions.

I've always stored the pens tip down, Tracy.

Thanks, Char, for the tip about the Walmart pen. I'll check my store when I go this week.
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