“I love writing with fountain pens because they are a unique combination of beauty, tradition, and dexterity. In addition, they are ‘green,’ unlike ballpoints, where the refill must be discarded. A bottle of ink lasts for years!”— Professor Sohail Murad, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
A poorly designed ink and air flow mechanism from the ink reservoir in the pen to its nib contributes to an ink/air capillary flow imbalance, thereby causing an erratic flow of ink to the pen nib.
Graphics: Scott Benbrook