Reinking pens for the Sony PRN-C41 (and Atari 1020) plotter

By Alexandre_Taito

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01-08-2018, 12:36

Hi there!

Just got a PRN-C41 plotter and the pens are dried up

Any tips about reinking? I was able to open the pens, the ink looks like fountain pen ink (water diluable, very thin).

I'll order some fountain pen ink and try to use it

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By Alexandre_Taito

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02-08-2018, 12:04

By hamlet

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08-10-2018, 22:15

There is a medical mail order supply in germany who sell new pens for 20.- Euro.

By Joost

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07-02-2020, 16:57

Pens from medical mail order doesn’t fit in plotter.
Any other suggestions?

By hamlet

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03-04-2020, 20:20

I received a package of plotter pens from the US. They come in five pen packages, either all four colours or four black pens.
Each package is 5 USD, ofcours you have to add shipping and customs fees.
Best Electronic is an owner based mail order company for Atari 8 bit and ST devices that exists since 1984. The Atari owner is trying very hard to get spare parts for our retro colleagues.
The website is anachronistic and fits the topic. But it also holds interesting treasures for us: The Atari Plotter 1020 for example. Without its pens our PRNC41 is unfortunately worthless, here you can still buy it cheap.
A nice experience to exchange with Bradley.
A recommendation.

By andallaco

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27-09-2022, 14:10

hello, in the site you posted I can't find the PRK-C41 pens suitable for my PRN-C41 plotter ?? Have you already tested medical pens, they look very similar ?? thank you

By Ivan

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27-09-2022, 14:39

I sold my Sony PRN-C41 ages ago because I couldn’t find the pens anywhere. In the early/mid nineties Sony Spain no longer had stock of them.

By andallaco

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27-09-2022, 15:02

I am sorry.. Crying

By andallaco

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27-09-2022, 15:49

hello, have you tried medical pens? I saw videos with the plotter that mounted colored plastic pens very similar to these .. LOL!

By andallaco

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04-10-2022, 22:20

the measurements of these nibs sold in germany seem identical to the measurements of the original metal nibs ..!? What is the reason why they don't fit ?? thank you