How to Fill an On The Run Pocket sized Marker. This lesson will help you understand how to fill your pocket sized marker. Also, you can use these same instructions for filling any Molotow Jumbo or Pocket Markers as well as jumbo OTR Markers.
This tutorial is for the OTR 184 Pocket Flowpen Marker. One of the best match-ups for this marker is Money Shot Ink. This ink will run really well through this marker. It will also work right out of the bottle, without having to thinning the ink down.
1. Get your supplies together. Always fill markers in a well vented area. Always fill markers in a place where you don't mind a few spills. Filling markers is messy, so don't do it in your living room. Your mommy won't be happy when you spill ink on her carpet.
Things you need:
OTR Pocket Marker
Ink dump bottle
2. Unscrew the Marker. Almost all OTR markers open COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Firmly hold the marker with both hands. Carefully unscrew the marker.
3. Leave the Valve in the Marker. Carefully pull the top of the marker off the body of the marker. Make sure that the marker's valve is still in the body of the marker. You will remove it soon.
4. Remove the Valve. Using a knife or something with an edge, carefully remove the valve of the marker. Be sure not to cut yourself or damage the marker in the process.
5. Dump the Marker's Contents. Pour whatever ink came in the marker out into your Dump Bottle. (You can leave it or some ink in the marker if you want to experiment.)
6. Unscrew your Ink bottle. Carefully open your ink. Make sure you don't spill any!
7. Slowly pour the ink into the marker. Using one hand to hold the ink, and one hand to hold the marker, carefully pour ink into the marker. Watch the level of ink inside the marker. Don't overfill the marker. You have to account for the marker's valve.
8. Put the Valve back into the marker. Reinstall the valve into the marker. Do this slowly because excess ink may spill out of the marker.
9. Screw the top back on. Screw the marker's top back onto the marker. It will screw on CLOCKWISE. We also highly recommend that you tape the top of the marker to the marker body with electrical tape. This will prevent the marker from leaking.
10. Pump the Marker. On a flat surface, pump the marker until you see the ink begin to saturate in the nib of the marker.
11. Get to work. Enjoy for your newly filled marker.