I guess I'm a technophob from the dark ages. I use Hunt's pen nibs with crow quill holders and dip into my ink. I like the feel and everything about the "old fashioned way". I have tried prefilled pens before and HATED them. Over time the ink turns a weird purple color. I do have to deal with buildup but have found the best cleaner for ink and pens is this environmentally safe stuff called "Planet Solutions" concentrate.