Fountain Pen Care Guide
Care GuideHow to Effectively
Clean Your Fountain Pen ▶
Care GuideHow to Refill
Using an Ink Bottle
& Converter ▶
Care GuideHow to Change
the Cartridge of
Your Fountain Pen ▶
How to Clean Your Nib
Remove the cartridge or converter.
Flush the nib and gripping section with cool water.
A converter not being used for ink can be used to flush the nib by drawing cool water up through the nib and forcing the water out.
Lightly blow air through the nib assembly to clear all liquid out of the nib.
Dry the nib and gripping section with a lint-less soft cloth.
Repeat this several times, then dry the nib and gripping section with a soft cloth or paper towel.
If a pen clogs, place the nib and gripping section in a cup of cool water.
Let the nib and gripping section soak up to 24 hours. Parker ink is water-soluble and will dissolve in water.
Remove the front end from the water and rinse it with a slow stream of cool water.
Gently blow into the nib assembly to remove any excess water.
We recommend that you dry the nib and gripping section with a soft cloth or paper towel.
You may now place a new ink cartridge or an ink converter into the front end.
How to Store Your Pen
The nib should remain writing point up when not in use. The ink will drain down into the converter or cartridge. This avoids drying or clogging of the nib.
Placing your pen into a pen case or pouch will protect the pen from being scratched, keeping the finish looking new.
When flying, store your pen with the writing point upright when not in use. Ensure that either a full cartridge or converter is inserted or remove the existing cartridge/converter prior to the flight.
How To Remove An Ink Stain On Clothing
Amodex is a highly effective stain remover for most inks and safe to use on all fabrics, surfaces and skin.
Never place clothing in the dryer unless the stain is completely gone as heat will set the stain and permanently damage clothing.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I clean my fountain pen?Cleaning your fountain pen between each ink refill is recommended - follow instructions and demonstration above.
- How do I replace my nib or get it repaired?
Parker provide a free nib exchange service within 30 days. Please visit the Nib Exchange Programme for more details and eligibility.
Most Parker retail partners can also assist with the exchange or repair of your fountain pen nib. Please contact your local store before travel to confirm if they provide this service.
If you do not have a retailer near you or they do not provide this service, use the form on the Nib Exchange Programme section to contact the Global Consumer Care Service.
If you are requesting a free repair or replacement, proof of purchase and a picture of your pen, including the size of the nib you require will be requested. All information to help you can be found here.
If the nib is in pristine condition and if the new required nib belongs to the same model, the nib exchange will be free of charge. Otherwise you will receive a quote.
Return the complete pen in order to protect the nib during transit.
- How long is the warranty valid?
If your pen was purchased with a lifetime warranty, the lifetime warranty will be honored.
In 2007 Parker introduced a limited warranty period of 2 years with the option of a free 2 year extension available online.
All repairs covered under the warranty require proof of the terms of the warranty; either the warranty document or printed sales receipt.
More information can be found in our warranty page.
- May I purchase any kind of spare parts directly from you?Parker do offer front end spare parts.
If you would like to purchase one, please determine the model and nib size required.
See our Nib Exchange Programme for more details.