How to Eyedropper Fill a Fountain Pen

What you’ll need:

  • A clean fountain pen that does not have any holes in the barrel – I used a Nemosine Singularity 0.8 stub nib fountain pen in this how-to video.
  • Cotton swabs.
  • Clean syringe – many pen/stationery retailers have blunt-tip syringe sets available that are designed for multiple uses; this set from JetPens is a good one.
  • Silicone grease – I purchased my silicone grease from Pendemonium but there are many other retailers who sell this. If you have a TWSBI Eco, you can also use the silicone they provide with their pens. The only difference will be in the application process.
  • A bottle of fountain pen ink.
  • Paper towels and/or clean rags to protect your work area.

Pro tips:

  • Make sure you don’t get any silicone grease on the nib.
  • Don’t fill the barrel of the pen past the inner threads. If this is your first time eyedroppering a fountain pen, I highly recommend doing it with a clear demonstrator style pen, so that you can easily see where the ink level is in relationship to the inner threads.