If you’ve never used ink syringes or seen them used before, then you’re missing one of the essential tools in your fountain pen toolbox. They serve a multitude of uses, including:
- Filling empty ink cartridges/converters
- Cleaning empty ink cartridges
- Filling/emptying ink sample vials
- Getting the last of the ink out of a glass bottle
- Filling an eyedropper pen
- Measuring ink for mixing
- Filling pens with ‘feed saturation’ (like I do in this post)
|Goulet Ink Syringe Set – Includes two 5ml syringes and two 20ga needles|
|Easily refill your cartridges/converters with an ink syringe|
There are a few retailers out there that have their own ink syringes, and most of them should work in a very similar fashion. Though I’ve used my own syringes for the video and the details will be specific to Goulet syringes, the basic concepts are the same with any syringe. If you’re interested in the Goulet ones, you can the set of two syringes for $5 here.
Have you ever used any? What other interesting uses have you found for them?