Fountain Pen 101

When you're first starting out with fountain pens, it can be confusing trying to understand how they work and what you need to know to get started. We set up this Fountain Pen 101 series to make it easier to learn the basics of fountain pen use so that you spend less time struggling and more time having fun!

Here is the YouTube playlist, so you can watch the entire series straight through. Feel free to also subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of the videos we post.

Here are links to each individual blog post for our Fountain Pen 101 video series:

  1. Fountain Pen 101, Introduction to the Series
  2. How Does A Fountain Pen Work?
  3. Terminology 1, Parts of a Fountain Pen
  4. Terminology 2, Fountain Pens In Use
  5. Storing Fountain Pens
  6. Pen Cleaning and Maintenance
  7. Filling Mechanisms
  8. Ink Cartridges
  9. Bottled Ink
  10. Nib Sizes and Grinds
  11. Refilling An Ink Cartridge
  12. Nib Materials
  13. Dubious Ink Labels
  14. Fast Pen Flushing
  15. Sampling Ink, Part 1
  16. Sampling Ink, Part 2
  17. Flying With Fountain Pens
  18. Fountain Pens for Students
  19. Back-to-School Shopping
  20. Fountain Pens for Lefties
  21. How to Write with a Stub Nib
  22. Fountain Pen Nib Sizes Overview
  23. Flex Nib Fountain Pens
  24. Eyedropper Fountain Pens