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How to Fill a Squeeze Converter Fountain Pen

This article will focus on how to fill a squeeze converter fountain pen with ink from a bottle. This process is actually pretty easy to do and we will walk you step by step through it. Different pen manufacturers have different style of squeeze converters. Below are just a couple examples of what is called a vacuum sack or a squeeze converter. Although these style of converters vary by design the premise is the same. The converter creates a vacuum when the the soft body or sack is compressed. With the nib in the ink bottle, the sack or bag is released drawing ink ink inside to fill the void.How to Fill a Squeeze Converter Fountain Pen - Squeeze Converters
Pictured(top to bottom): Pilot squeeze converter, Kaweco Squeeze Converter

Step by Step How to Fill a Squeeze Converter Fountain Pen

How to Fill a Squeeze Converter Fountain Pen - Assemble Squeeze Converter
The first step is to disassemble the fountain pen. Most cartridge/converter style fountain pens are the same. Remove the cap from the pen and then simply unscrew the grip section from the rest of the barrel.

Once the grip section has been removed attach the squeeze converter to the pen if it is not already attached. Most converters simply slide on using a compression fit. Others may screw into place.

How to Fill a Squeeze Converter Fountain Pen - Add Ink
Now that the converter is attached to the pen we are ready to fill the squeeze converter with ink. Compress the bag or sack with your fingers and hold.

With the bag compressed lower the nib into the bottle of ink until the nib and the breather hole is submerged.

Once the nib is completely submerged you can release the squeeze converter slowly. This will create a vacuum and draw the ink into the chamber of the squeeze converter.

Reassemble your fountain pen and test the ink. Your done. It's that easy!
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