How to refurbish plotter pens?

Bob Rosenbloom bobalan at
Sat Jan 28 11:44:02 CST 2017

On 1/28/2017 6:51 AM, Mattis Lind wrote:
> I am about to get our IBM1627 (rebranded Calcomp 565) going but the pens in
> the case is quite dry. What is the best method to refurbish those? What is
> the best solvent to get the old ink out? What ink to refill with?

This may not be so easy to do. The original pens that came with my 565 
were pressurized.
It might be possible to use a Fisher Space Pen cartridge. I believe they 
made replacements for the Calcomp.


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