Sunday, 3 May 2015

a grumble

Have any of you out there had trouble with Sakura pens drying out?  I've got seven pens from their Stardust and Souffle range that, with no amount of coaxing, will the ink come out of the pen!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrr.

It is so annoying as you can see the yellow has loads of ink inside.  I tried Googling the problem and have tried several suggestions ie heating the nibs with a hair dryer, shaking the pens whilst holding them in a vertical postion and writing with them slowly to encourage the ink to flow, all with no success. I stored the pens horizontally as was suggested when I bought them so that isn't the problem. 

So can any of you whizz brains out there give me another option to try?  If not they will end up in the bin and I won't purchase them again which is a shame as there are some beautiful colours and they give a great effect.

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Karen Gist said...

Oh I wish I could help Tracey but mine seem to be ok. Could it be that the ink has got too warm and thick? Or too cold & thick? Just an idea. I hope you can get them to work xxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Oh no :(( that's such a shame :((