A Quick Fix For Gel Pens

Posted by Captain Crafter on 10:20 PM
Here's the long anticipated gel pen repair tutorial. I know I'm not the only one that loves and hates the white gel pens, and I know I'm not the only one out there with a stack of white gel pens that don't work. So I have developed a crude way to fix these pens and get what we paid for; WHITE GOLD!!!!!! Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! 

There's a few things you need to gather to do the repair. You need a white eraser, a craft knife, and the white gel pen (of course). In the first picture you can see that I cut a piece of eraser just bigger than the hole of the ink insert.

In the second picture shows the piece of eraser that will be a plug. I have just inserted the eraser plug into the ink insert. I know what you are all thinking square peg round hole, trust me it will work and save you money. Also in this picture you can see other plug that I have inserted, I just put another one in to show you it looks like upon insertion. You'll only need one maybe two plugs.

In picture three, I'm showing what I use to push the plug down deeper into the ink insert. So each time you push the plug, and ONLY A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME, your pen will work once again. If you push too much the ink will flow out quickly and destroy you work so test on a scrap piece of card stock.

In this last picture you can see a before and after. Now remember push the plug just a wee bit.
One last bit of info, I use the ink insert as the pen (I don't reassemble the pen) and I toss the rest of the pen bits.

Well there you have it, I hope this fix (not a pretty fix, but, a fix just the same)works for you. 
Thanks for looking.



This is a really inventive way of fixing this problem. My gel pen worked fine the first few times I used it, but now it just leaves messy lines. I'm going to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing.

"Invention is borne of necessity"

Brilliant...I bought 6 of these pens at one time & can NEVER get one to work when I need this. I'll get hubby to help me or I'll be a ghostly mess:)

I'm going to try this! Thanks!

Such a GREAT idea. I tried it on all of my bad gel pens and they are now working!! Thank you SO much for sharing this!!!

Wow, what a neat trick. Thanks for sharing.

Ditto with all the other happy customers. Thanks for the genius solution! I'm traveling and I can't get new pens right now. It is so frustrating to see that they clearly have enough ink, but have no way to fix the problem. Thanks again!

WOW! Mine is always clogging, makes a mess! I'm going to try this out. Thank you for sharing!

Thanks for this tutorial girl - I'll be trying it soon.

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