At ZOIC PalaeoTech we offer a complete servicing for air pens (or air scribes) to keep your tools working as they should. Air pens are an investment, so it is worth keeping them running at their best for as long as possible. Regular servicing extends the lifespan of your air scribe.
The following services are offered for all brands of air pen:
- Air Pen Servicing
- Custom styli (for all brands)
- Rubber coating
We frequently repair a variety of air pens to get them working as if they were new. For what we cannot fix, we do not charge (only the cost of postage where applicable).
We offer a free-of-charge troubleshooting service via email. Just describe the symptoms your tool has been having so we can best direct you. We might ask for photographs/videos or audio clips to help diagnose the problem. Based on what we think the problem may be, we may ask you to send your tool to us, but where possible we'll do our best to give you a cost estimate before you do this.
We are also able to make a custom stylus for your tool (any brand) based on your requirements. Do you fantasise over a longer chisel, or a different shape? Our in house workshop allows us to make one-offs right here in the UK. We only use the highest grade tungsten carbide for our styli.
We also provide a modification service. We are happy to apply our ZOIC techniques to your air pen. For example, have you picked up a bargain CP-9361? We're happy to apply our modifications to it (e.g. hardened and tempered stylus bushing, fossil preparation stylus, rubber coating). We are able to replace many aspects of many tools, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We are also able to add a silencing mechanism to a wide variety of tools - which will vastly reduce the noise output.
We are not able to repair any 'knock-off' air pens - you know the ones. Please check the authenticity of your tool before purchasing.