- In calligraphy you have to dip in your nib every few letters.
- Make sure your ink jar stands somewhere where you don’t knock it over accidentally, and where you can reach it with ease.
- You dip the nib in until the little hole (the ink reservoir) is completely covered with ink.
- Make sure you lean the nib very slightly against the edge of the jar to remove excess ink.
- Don’t dip the nib too far, the ink shouldn’t reach up to the wooden part of the holder. In an oblique holder, dried ink can form a crust in this metal flange – both versions are difficult to clean and can destroy your holder over time.