Do you know how to restore Sakura gelly roll pens?
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Posted: 12/11/2013 1:25:39 PM
Does anyone know if there is a way to get the ink flowing again for Sakura pens? I tried several Souffle and Glaze pens today that appear to have ink in them, but I can't get them to write!

Thanks for your help.


Cindi



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Posted: 12/13/2013 8:28:07 AM
I was hoping there was a trick to this.
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Posted: 12/13/2013 9:43:33 AM
I'm not sure. I wonder if you tried warming the barrels up by running warm water over them to see if that would help loosen the flow


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Posted: 12/13/2013 11:58:57 AM
I had a bunch like that too. I laid them on their sides for a while and then scribbled with them, they started to write. I have also taken a lighter and lit the end a little and they will start flowing again. Don't heat them too much or they will flow too much if you burn the end of the pen off......LOL!

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Posted: 12/19/2013 8:33:59 AM

How did you know? I held the tip of the pen in a candle flame for a second, it didn't work. So what did I do? I held it in the flame longer and melted the end of the pen till it just about fell off!

I store my pens horizontally. I thought that's what I was supposed to do. Maybe gelly rolls should be vertically with the tip down?


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Posted: 12/19/2013 11:57:06 AM
It's worth a try to put them upside down for a while and see if they work then. I don't use mine too often either and I wonder if any of them will work now. LOL

The melting thingy? Not to mention names but someone at my house did that once.....LOL

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Posted: 12/19/2013 1:04:22 PM
Have you contacted Sakura to ask them the best way to store them? I store all my pens horizontally too.


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Posted: 12/26/2013 9:58:22 AM

How did you know? I held the tip of the pen in a candle flame for a second, it didn't work. So what did I do? I held it in the flame longer and melted the end of the pen till it just about fell off!

Ditto.

I don't throw away that tiny plastic tip that they put on the tip of the pen. I replace it after using the pen. That seems to keep them from drying out. The only time I've had problems with gel pens or glue pens is when it's extremely cold.

Daria




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