The ink miser
is perfect for filling pens from a 4.5 oz. bottle or any size or brand of ink. Can also be used for cleaning pen nibs and filler mechanism as well as mixing inks. Instructions for ink miser intra-shot inkwell:
Place ink-shot inkwell on a protected surface.
Open ink bottle. Using the dropper, fill the ink-shot with ink. The ink-shot is designed to hold enough ink to fill most fountain pens and it will not damage the nib.
Place the nib of the pen in the ink-shot and fill pen as usual.
After filling, wipe the pen with soft cloth or paper towel to remove excess ink.
Pour any remaining ink back into the ink bottle and secure bottle cap.
Rinse and dry until next
Weight: 4 g
Size: 55 mm high 27 mm wide
I have tried testing fountain pen inks with a dip pen. Those of you have tried this know exactly where it is going. And you know where the ink went too -- all over the paper. ... view more
A little gum arabic mixed in with the ink will increase its viscosity and cling, allowing it to be used successfully with a dip pen. I didn't want to be getting samples and making them unsuited for use in my fountain pens, though, so this works well as a solution for that problem. I can mix three or four drops of ink with a drop of G. A. and test it with the dip pen, and if it works out I can put un-gummed ink from the remainder of the sample in the fountain pen and try it there.
I also have a 4-1/2-ounce bottle of Heart of Darkness, which I have already reviewed, and I couldn't see a really practical way to get enough of the pen into the bottle to fill it. This Ink Miser Ink-Shot is a solution to that problem as well.
The one thing that I would do is make the base wider. As it is, I'll be using double-sided tape to stick it down to a piece of cardboard so neither I nor the cat can knock it over accidentally. view less