When you are buying a pen you might noticed that there are a number of different ink types that manufacturers use. Ballpoint, rollerball, gel, hybrid, and so on… but what’s the difference from one to the next?
In this article we’ll explain the difference between ballpoint and rollerball pens.
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Are you looking for an affordable, high quality black fountain pen ink? Have you settled on Noodler’s, but can’t figure out which black ink to get? It’s more popular of a problem than you might have thought.
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It might seem obvious that a nib holder is designed to hold a nib, but what makes it a nib holder and not a fountain pen? After all, isn’t a fountain pen just a nib holding barrel with some ink and a cap?
Let’s dig into nib holders and their place in the world in 2020.
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Have a mechanical pencil whose lead won’t come out? There is a good chance that your pencil is jammed! This can be annoying, but it’s usually easy to fix.
This guide will help clear that jam and get your pencil back in working order.
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If you are in the market for blue black fountain pen ink then be prepared for a wide, wonderful selection of inks. The issue is that the array of inks you will soon find ahead of you is almost too wide and too wonderful.
This guide will help you narrow down the selection to a manageable number of inks for you to consider and ultimately purchase.
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Multi-pens are great, but their pencil part can be fragile and prone to breaking. Don’t worry, the part is replaceable on most quality multi-pens. Here’s what you need to fix your multi-pen’s broken mechanical pencil.
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There have been scattered mentions across the web about Montblanc’s upcoming curved nib. While it hasn’t been officially released yet, enough details have been revealed that we can seemingly know that to expect.
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Choosing a fountain pen ink is largely about personal preference, but some inks do stand out from the rest of the pack. In this article we’ll talk through the top brown fountain pen inks sold today.
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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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