What is a pen "rotation"?
FAQ 28.0 by Burt Janz
  Article # 246 Article Type: FAQ

28.0 What is a pen "rotation"?

After you've been addicted to using fountain pens for a while, you'll find that there are a few pens that are your favorites. The problem is that you want to use them all, but you can't carry them all in your pocket at the same time. Unless, of course, you're happy being a geek... and you just happen to have a vinyl pocket protector handy.

So, what to do? How about using them in "round-robin" fashion, one at a time, for a few days at a time. That's what a "rotation" is: the makes and models, total number of pens, and the time during which you use them.

For example, my rotation is about 4-5 days per pen. I make sure that when I change pens, I completely flush and refill all of the pens in my rotation with ink. This keeps the pen ink path clean, reduces (and practically eliminates) problems with clotting, cap-off time, and any other number of problems.


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