Ink is designed to stain paper, so it’s no surprise that it can be a real challenge to get out of your clothing. It’s hard enough to wash ink off of your hands, and removing it from clothing is a whole lot more difficult.
It’s not impossible to remove ink stains from clothes, here are some recommended tactics.
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Even a few minutes of research into the best journals and notebooks will yield a recommendation for the Traveler’s Notebook. The universal love of this notebook system makes it clear that this is one of the most unique stationery products sold today as well as being one of the one’s people are simply obsessed with.
So, what’s the deal with the Traveler’s Notebook?
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We talk about the color of ink a lot here at Unsharpen, but it’s not too often that we discuss the total absence of color. It’s time to discuss the best white ink pens.
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Paper and notebook sizes are an unfortunately confusing thing. You just want some printer paper or a new notebook, and instead you are choosing between “A4” and “B5” and a slew of other unhelpful options. Maybe you are better off switching to numbers, like “8.5 by 11,” but we’ve all made the mistake of ordering legal paper when we meant to get normal copy paper.
This guide should help you sort out all your loose leaf paper and notebook size problems.
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Fountain pen ink doesn’t have to be expensive. Today fountain pens might seem like a luxury good, but let’s not forget that not too long ago they were the standard writing tool used by millions upon millions of people worldwide. Those people weren’t using luxury inks with delicate undertones, they were using dependable, afford inks.
Well guess what? Those afford inks still exist.
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One of the main reasons to get a Fisher Space Pen is the company’s lifetime guarantee of its pen. This is an impressive offering given just how long these pens tend to stick around.
Still, we had questions. For instance, what is the warranty and does it cover? If a Space Pen was to break, what should you do?
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Some of the most interesting things happening with fountain pen ink don’t involve writing at all. Fountain pen ink and a nice paper can become the medium through which all sorts of cool art is created, one style of which is ink splatter.
So how do you make an ink splatter? Do you just pour ink onto paper… or is there more to creating those perfect little splatter droplets?
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Today, in 2020, it’s easy to forget that the fountain pen used to be the primary writing tool for most people. As a result, all sorts of specialized fountain pens were needed because people didn’t have computers (they didn’t even have ballpoint pens!) so they were using fountain pens for all their particular needs — mathematics, music, drafting, so so forth.
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The modern ballpoint, which has a long and fascinating history, is still quite relevant. While many other pen types have come about and fountain pens have seen a serious resurgence, ballpoints have gotten much better as well.
Ballpoints are no longer the default writing utensil they once were, but they are still useful and pretty great.
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So you just learned about the bullet journal method, or maybe you have been doing some journal writing but want to brush up on your skills? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place to learn about bullet journaling and the associated writing instruments and methods.
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One of the most popular questions we get asked here at Unsharpen.com is which pens people should buy, specifically which fountain pens under $100. This guide will attempt to help people with this popular problem.
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Fountain pens tend to seem relatively self-explanatory, but that doesn’t mean the correct process for filling every pen is obvious. This article will out how to fill any common fountain pen we’ve encountered.
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While the gel pen doesn’t have the storied history of the ballpoint, it’s still quite interesting. The gel pen’s history is much briefer and clearer, so read on to learn all about the origins of one of the best pen types sold today.
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Within most families of Japanese pens there is usually a premium model. It might be called the “Premier” or “Executive” or “Prime” but the goal is always the same: a nicer version of a pen that you use every day.
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Fountain pens are sensitive things. It’s all too easy to break, snap, bend, or tweak one just a bit too far, leaving your favorite pen broken. And nib replacements from the manufacturer can be expensive, nearly the price of the pen itself (much more if you bought the pen used), so they aren’t always the best option.
Luckily some fountain pen nibs are interchangeable.
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