I'm very new to pen & ink, and just love the way the Rapidographs work on Dura-lene, when they work. I'm having trouble with the pens scratching the film instead of laying down ink. I can draw a line, move the pen and try to start another line, but instead I get a dry scratch and have to restart the ink flow on a piece of scratch paper (sometimes repeatedly) before the pen will write on the film again.
I'm working with a set of Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pens, and they're brand new (not clogged yet!
). They have the stainless-steel nibs, and I'm using the Koh-I-Noor waterproof black ink that came with the set.
I've been reading up online trying to figure out what the problem is, and found that Rapidographs with stainless-steel points are designed for working on paper, and there are special jewel-tipped and tungsten-carbide points created for working with Rapidographs on drafting film - has anyone used these? Do they make a difference?
Any input/insights would be most welcome and appreciated!
Best to all,