When buying a pen you will encounter many of the same words each type you buy. The number one thing you should be looking out fo– so you know what to expect from the pen — is the type of ink. Two popular and often confused types are ballpoint and gel ink.
So what’s the difference between ballpoint and gel pens?
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One of the more popular questions in the pen world concerns that weird stuff at the and of a gel pen refill. What is it? It’s clearly not ink — it has no color — so why is it there?
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Gel pens and rollerball pens can seem like the same thing and they are, in fact, often confused. What’s the difference between the two?
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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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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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The Sakura Gelly Roll isn’t just a classic, great gel pen, it’s the original gel pen.
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The Sakura Slide Sharp S1000E is a vintage mechanical pencil that is considered to be highly collectible. It uses a very handsome design with a number of interesting design elements that aren’t seen in many of today’s mechanical pencils. The pencil was sold through the late 1980s.
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