Pens and Inks, Continued
Reservoir pens, sometimes referred to as technical pens, have a pen nib, a
feed system, and an ink reservoir. Reservoir pens have conical or tubular
tips. Tubular-tipped reservoir pens attach to the scribe of hand lettering
devices. Reservoir pen nibs create lines of uniform width. The feed system
is a weighted, gravity-fed needle that regulates ink flow. The reservoir is a
refillable plastic cartridge attached to the feed system and housed inside a
handle. The pen is ready to use when you hear a light clicking sound made
by the weighted needle as you gently shake a pen up and down.
Figure 1-20 shows an exploded view of a reservoir pen.
Figure 1-20.An exploded view of a reservior pen.
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