You need to hold the marker totally vertical to get tiny spaces so this may happen again in the future if you don't periodically stroke the side of the tip on scratch paper . I use the flicking method most often too.
It is easy to get the nib out and back in to the marker
Do you have any 91% Isopropyl Alcohol? That is what you need.
Pour enough alcohol to cover the nib in a small container like the plastic measuring cap from cough syrup.
Use your fingers ( with a plastic glove if you wish) to gently pull out the nib. If you get ink on your fingers the alcohol will remove it.
Lay the marker on the table and and Put the nib in the alcohol to soak
When the nib looks light take it out of the alcohol and dab it on a paper towel. Then just put it back in the marker.
Remove both end caps and leave them off for a few minutes to allow the ink to equalize.
"I have not failed . I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas A. Edison
Last edited by Barbara Jay; 01-20-2012 at 03:08 AM..