Est. 1933. The Italian Business Fashion Accessories Boutique.

CAMPO MARZIO Shop um7, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, 6th Road, Johannesburg, South Africa 2196

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm Sundays: 10am-3pm

online@campomarzio.co.za • +27 61 490 8827

Taking Care of Your Campo Marzio Pen

SINCE 1933 THE ORIGINALITY OF DESIGN AND THE CARE OF PRODUCTION ARE THE FOUNDATIONS IN WHICH CAMPO MARZIO TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN FINALLY CREATING AN INSTRUMENT OF SUPERB QUALITY AND BEAUTY.

BALLPOINT, ROLLERBALL PENS and PENCILS

We recommended cleaning your pen with a soft damp cloth as certain cleaning detergents could cause a chemical reaction and discolour your product. To avoid discolouration of your pen, please clean your pen on a regular basis. 

FOUNTAIN PENS

‣ A fountain pen loves to be used! Ink in a fountain pen will flow most smoothly when the pen is used on a regular basis, as the nib of a fountain pen will adjust itself more readily to the user's style as it wears down.

‣ When writing, use a constant pressure on the nib, but avoid pressing down hard or excessively as that may damage the nib.

‣ Always use good quality paper when writing with a fountain pen, as paper that is too coated will not absorb the ink well and if too fibrous may actually clog your pen.

‣ When traveling on an airplane with your fountain pen, make sure your cartridge is completely removed and your pen clean, as your pen will leak due to the difference in pressure.

‣ When your pen gets clogged, remove your ink cartridge and flush the nib with cool water, repeating this process several times until the water runs clear. Wipe excess water from the nib using a soft dry cloth.

‣If the pen is very clogged, leave the uncapped nib soaking overnight in a glass of water. Boiling hot water is not recommended as it may cause your nib to discolour and fall apart.

‣When not writing with your fountain pen, store it in an upright position with the nib facing upwards. It is recommended to use your pen on a regular basis to avoid the nib from getting clogged. Always remove your ink cartridge and flush the nib with water as noted above before storage.

‣ Make sure your fountain pen is capped at all times when not in use, so that the ink will not evaporate or become thicker and clog your pen.

Very often, a problem with writing may just be due to the fact that the pen needs to be cleaned and refilled. Campo Marzio’s fountain pens use standard cartridge refills, which is available for purchase at our stores in a variety of colours.

We recommended cleaning your pen with a soft damp cloth as certain cleaning detergents could cause a chemical reaction and discolour your product. To avoid discolouration of your pen, please clean your pen on a regular basis. 

 

Watch the below videos as guides on caring for your fountain.

 

 

STOCKISTS FOR OUR REFILLS (other than CAMPO MARZIO)

BALLPOINT PEN (Standard size pen)

Description: ‘g2 (9.84 cm)’ type refills, commonly known as a Parker ballpoint refill

Brand: Parker / Schmidt

Stockist: This refill is easily available at any stationery or grocery store or order online from CAMPO MARZIO by sending us an email (delivery fee will apply)

ROLLERBALL PEN

Description: Ceramic or steel ball-tip type (11 cm) gel rollerball refills. Ceramic tips (Schmidt 888) are of a higher writing quality, and therefore we suggest using this tip instead

Brand: Pentel for steel tips & Schmidt for ceramic tips

Stockist: This refill is easily available at any stationery or grocery store or order online from CAMPO MARZIO by sending us an email (delivery fee will apply)

MINNY BALLPOINT PEN

Description: ‘mini d-1 (6.6 cm)’ ballpoint refill

Brand: Lamy

Stockist: Cape Town: Pens Unlimited in Canal Walk shopping centre | Johannesburg: CAMPO MARZIO or Stationery & Print in Sandton City shopping centre | Online: Order online from CAMPO MARZIO by sending us an email (delivery fee will apply)

FOUNTAIN PEN

Description: Standard cartridge refills

Brand: CAMPO MARZIO

Stockist: This refill is unique to CAMPO MARZIO and only available at our stores or online from CAMPO MARZIO by sending us an email (delivery fee will apply)

CLUTCH PENCIL

Description:  ‘0.9 mm (1.0) lead refills’

Brand: Faber-Castell

Stockist: This refill is available at a specialised stationery store

SKETCH PENCIL

Description: sketch pencil refill

Brand: CAMPO MARZIO

Stockist: This refill is unique to CAMPO MARZIO and only available at our stores oonline from CAMPO MARZIO by sending us an email (delivery fee will apply)

GUARANTEE

CAMPO MARZIO pens come with a standard (CPA) six-month guarantee on manufactured parts (excluding refills), this excludes the following: wear & tear, paintwork & lacquer, clips on pens, cracks, scratches & dents and abuse or misuse by the owner.