Care Recommendation WRI

Care Recommendation WRI


Care Recommendations for your Montblanc Writing Instrument

We created the videos to show how to clean and refill your Montblanc fountain pen. Montblanc recommends cleaning your fountain pen approximately every three months to preserve its pristine condition. Especially if the ink has dried up due to lack of use, the feeder system is blocked, a different colour of ink is to be used or the ink flow becomes irregular or stops. For cleaning, use only lukewarm water without any chemical products. It is impossible to prevent condensation after the cleaning process inside the cap. Condensation can dissolve traces of dried ink, causing a colour change in the new ink. Therefore, always be careful to clean the nib and cap with a damp lint-free cloth. To avoid leakage, keep the writing instrument fully filled with new ink and carry the fountain pen with the nib pointing upwards.

Important note:
It is particulary important to clean the fountain pen regularly if permanent ink is used, as the high solids content of the ink can lead to deposits forming in the feed system. It should be cleaned approximately every two weeks.


In addition to maintaining your Montblanc fountain pen with the nib cleaner, Montblanc recommends that you carry out a thorough cleaning process once a year by contacting Montblanc Customer Service. Each time you finish refilling your Montblanc fountain pen, please use the nib cleaner as follows:

  1. Open the nib cleaner by pressing on the outer edges.
  2. Insert your pen right to the top with the nib facing upwards.
  3. Absorb any excess ink by gently applying pressure to the top and bottom of the nib.
  4. Press gently on the thread and turn the nib cleaner to clean the front part and the thread.
  5. After use, the nib cleaner should be stored in the front compartment of the nib cleaner box.
  6. The nib cleaner should be replaced once it has been used more than five times.

Natural Materials

Your writing instrument is manufactured from distinctive materials, such as precious resin, metal, wood, mother-of-pearl and precious stones. To enjoy your Montblanc writing instrument for a long time, please protect it from any breakage or damage and do not expose it to heat or humidity.

Storage of your Montblanc Writing instrument

We recommend to keep your Montblanc writing instrument in a Montblanc pouch for protection. When not using your Montblanc writing instrument for a longer period of time, we kindly advise to remove all ink out of the fountain pen. After a longer storage period, Montblanc recommends to clean your fountain pen to preserve its pristine condition.

Montblanc Ink

Montblanc offers an exclusive selection of different Montblanc ink colours. In order to best protect your Montblanc fountain pen from any damage, please only use the Montblanc ink.



Montblanc writing instruments with magnets should not be used by people fitted with pacemakers, defibrillators, implanted insulin pumps, transdermal drug delivery patches or other electro-medical devices, during pregnancy or while nursing an infant. Use of these products should also be avoided in the vicinity of high-voltage machinery or cables. The magnetic field generated by the products may affect objects sensitive to magnets, such as credit cards or other magnetic cards, sensitive data storage devices or displays, personal digital assistants, video/ audio tapes and similar items.
The magnetic field generated by these products may also affect the proper functioning of mechanical and quartz watches, so watches should not be stored in or near the products. These products are not toys and should be kept out of the reach of children.


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