I know by reading the postings here we have a few fountain pen fans, maybe someone can give me some advice here. I currently have a Waterman Laureat Blue Marble with a medium point (gold nib) it is similar to the phileas pens in blue marble only a more thinner pen, it is a cartridge refill pen. My problem is sometimes I will go maybe 4-5 days without using it as I don't use a pen too much at all but when I do I would prefer it be something nice but what is happening is the ink is constantly drying out and the pen is hard to restart sometimes down right impossible. I have tried different Waterman cartridges and even flushing the pen with water neither of which seems to be a permanent solution.
So finally getting to it my question is this, since I write so little is that causing the problem and would I have the same problem with any style fountain pen and therefore they most likely won't work for me or could it be due to old ink cartridges. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.