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Bic (often seen as BIC) was founded in 1945 by Edouard Buffard and Marcel Bich in Paris, France. In 1958 Bic acquired US-based Waterman and in 1997 it acquired the Sheaffer Pen Corporation.

Pen Ink Types Guide

Pelikan 4001 Ink

When you start to dig into pens just a little bit you’ll see that they are separated ink a few major varieties based on the type of ink they use. These categories are blurry and ultimately not very well defined, but it’s helpful to know the basics about them so you have some idea of what you are buying. This guide will run through the major types of inks in order to help you get a better understanding of the major types of pens, how they write, why you might prefer one over the others, and the best uses for each.

Don’t miss our Pen Refills Guide so you can learn about the types of refills these inks go into.

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