The Fountain Pen Guide by Graf von Faber-Castell

The Best Model for Your Writing Style, The Right Care, Our Exclusive Service, and Guarantee Offers: Everything That Crowns Your Joy in Your Fountain Pen.

When it comes to the world of writing instruments, few can match the timeless elegance and precision of a fountain pen. From the gleam of a gold nib to the delicate clip, Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pens are an embodiment of craftsmanship and artistry. In this Fountain Pen Guide, we delve into the essential aspects of choosing, caring for, and maximizing your fountain pen experience.

The Attributes of the Nib

Writing flow, style, and the harmony of your movements—these are the keystones of the fountain pen experience, and it all begins with the nib. Graf von Faber-Castell understands that each writer has a unique approach, which is why we offer a variety of nib options. In addition to the standard five nib widths, our fountain pens come in two additional designs.

Choosing the right nib width can significantly enhance your writing experience. We always recommend trying different nibs at a selected stationary store before making your choice. However, if visiting a store isn’t feasible, our online guide, along with writing examples, can help you determine the perfect match for your writing style.

  • F (Fine): Ideal for light handwriting without pressure, offering very fine lines.
  • OM (Oblique Medium Left Slant): Suited for small handwriting with minimal pressure, delivering fine writing.
  • M (Medium): Versatile and suitable for various handwriting styles, creating medium-thick strokes with normal pressure.
  • OB (Oblique Broad Left Slant): Craft distinctive calligraphic strokes with this slanted nib. A must-try in person!
  • B (Broad): Perfect for large handwriting and signatures, producing medium-thick lines with standard pressure.
  • BB (Extra Broad): Designed for very large, wide, and sweeping handwriting, it excels in creating thick and bold strokes.
  • EF (Extra Fine): For those who prefer fine lines and detailed writing.

Correcting Your Nib Width – Even After Your Purchase

Did you realize that you opted for the wrong nib width?

Don’t worry. Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pens in perfect condition with proof of purchase can be exchanged free of charge for any available nib width within the first three months after purchase.

We want you to have a writing instrument that suits your preferences perfectly.

The Best Way to Work with Ink

Choosing between ink cartridges and converters depends on your personal preference. Cartridges are convenient for those on the go, while converters offer a more environmentally-friendly option. Rest assured, all Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pens come with a converter, giving you the flexibility to use both cartridges and bottled ink.

Cleaning and Care: Ensuring Your Fountain Pen’s Longevity

Regular cleaning is essential to keep your fountain pen in optimal condition. Clean it at least every three months (more frequently with colored inks). Run the front of the pen under warm, running water until it runs clear. Dry it carefully and wipe the nib on kitchen paper before reassembling. Clean the converter by filling it with lukewarm water and draining it until clear.

Correct Storage and Additional Care Tips

Store your fountain pen with the cap fitted to prevent ink from drying out. For cleaning and care, use a microfiber cloth to polish the surfaces. If your Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pen has a barrel made of precious wood, note that the color may darken naturally over time, requiring no additional care.

At Graf von Faber-Castell, every single fountain pen undergoes meticulous quality control before delivery. However, should your implement become damaged, our Customer Care Centre is here to help.

Your fountain pen is not just a writing instrument; it’s an extension of your personality and style. Take the time to explore and savor the world of fine writing with Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pens. Visit our website and our customer care team for any questions or support.

Happy writing!