Pen storage is serious business. Everyone has their own preferences and space restrictions. Additionally, you might have more “bulk” pens and less fancy urushi pens than someone else so your storage demands might be completely different.
Here are our favorite pen storage containers that can be mixed and matched to tailor a solution that’s best for you.
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New York City is a dream for shoppers of all kinds, but it really isn’t a stationery town. Compared to the cities of Europe or even some smaller college towns New York City’s stationery shops are few and far between, and dedicated pen shops are even rarer. What’s worse is that many of the longstanding places, like Pearl Paint’s iconic Canal Street location, have been closing.
Things aren’t all bad though, NYC still has some of the nation’s top stationery destinations.
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If you have been exploring the world of affordable pens in the past few years there is a good chance that you’ve landed on Linc pens. While the company is not a household name in the United States, they have been growing and becoming more of a presence.
So, who is Linc and what’s the deal with their pens? Continue reading “What’s The Deal with Linc Pens?”
Have you used a Foray pen? They are a pretty interesting brand that you may have ran into recently but not recognized. That same thing happened to me, so I started looking around. Here’s what I found.
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Baron Fig Squire and the Retro 51 Tornado might seem like very different pens, but they are remarkable similar once you examine them. Which should you buy with your money?
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Lamy’s modular nibs aren’t particularly complex, but there are some basics concepts to know if you want to get the most out of them, as well as some rather long lists you might want to refer to (that aren’t worth memorizing). This article well help you get your head around Lamy’s steel and gold fountain pen nibs.
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Have a Lamy pen but confused about the refill you need to fit it? It’s very easy to know which refill you need because Lamy makes so few refills!
Even so, Lamy doesn’t exactly do a good job of explaining what you need, and it’s certainly not written anywhere on the pen. In fact, most people don’t even know the name of their pen! This guide is designed to solve all your Lamy refill problems.
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In case you didn’t know it, one of the best features of Lamy fountain pens (aside from the Lamy 2000) is that they use a modular nib system. That’s right — you can pull the nib off your Lamy Al-Star and put it on your Safari. Or you can take the gold nib from your Scala and put it on your Vista.
Swapping your Lamy nib is an incredibly easy process once you get the hang of it. Here are a few ways to change those nibs…
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Choosing a pen case largely comes down to personal preference. The quality of pen cases sold by reputable manufacturer and quality vendors is generally quite high and while prices vary wildly, almost everything we’d landed on in the past few years has been pretty OK. What really makes the difference and sets some pen cases apart from the rest is design, features, and value.
Here are some of our favorite pen cases sold today…
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The Rotring 600 ballpoint and Rotring Rapid Pro look extremely alike. If you don’t deeply know pens then the differences between the two might not be apparent. This article will talk about both pens and discuss the differences between these two excellent pens.
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It’s a fact: hands sweat. And this can happen at some pretty inconvenient times, like during a test or an extended writing exams. Actually, these are times when hands can sweat a lot, causing problems with legibility, pen control, and comfort.
So what are the best pens for people with sweaty hands? Here goes…
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One of the more common questions people have about pens is, “Who invented the ballpoint?” We honestly can’t say why this gets asked so often but it most certainly does, so let’s dive into it.
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The Uni-ball Signo 207 and 307 are similarly named pens that are often sold alongside one another. As you can gather from the name, the 307 is the newer pen, but is it a better buy than the longstanding 207? Let’s find out.
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Platinum is one of Japan’s “Big Three” pen companies, but it doesn’t seem to get the same level of attention as the other two, at least in the United States. Despite that, Platinum makes some of our favorite fountain pens.
If you are considering buying a Platinum fountain pen which should you lean towards? Which are sure-fire hits that no one can deny is a great pen? Read on to find out.
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Pilot basically makes a number of versions of the same pen. This all wouldn’t be worth deciphering if the pen wasn’t so good, but it is so let’s start to dig into the Pilot Precise and Hi-Tecpoint series. The pens have been around since 1984, so they are well established and remain popular to this day.
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