Removing a nib

Using a nib remover

When you bought your drawing tablet, it likely came with a nib remover. It's usually either a piece of metal or a metal part of a pen stand

Xencelabs has a a simple ring of metal. Using it, you pinch and pull out the nib from the pen.

The XP-Pen has a nib remover built into a pen case. See the metal ring below.

Alternatives to nib removers

If don't have a nib remover, it's not a problem you can use any instrument that can pinch the nib. Here are some options:

  • Tweezers

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Fingernail clippers

Broken nib stuck in pen

A nib that has snapped off and left part of itself inside the pen requires some special techniques. more here: Removing a broken nib.


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