If one of your resolutions for next year is to get a little more organized, it might be time to start investing in some colored ink. Those extra hues can be invaluable in helping to keep all the little gears of your life meshing together effectively. [Read more…]
Easy to Follow Guides Including Choosing Pens, How to use Them, Tips to Improve Your Handwriting & Much More.
Modern technology was supposed to herald the death of the humble pen, but their popularity seems to be on the increase. There are an estimated 20,000 different pens available to buy today and hundreds if not thousands of different ways to use them. Our guides section is packed with useful information to help you make more informed choices. If you are unsure which type of pen you need then you will find our post ballpoint, rollerball or gel pens useful.
Once you know which type of pen you need then should you buy it in black or blue ink? If you are left-handed do you know what makes a good pen for left-handed writers? Also, should you use a thick or thin pen? The answers to all these questions can be found in this section. If you have children then definitely check out the best pens for exams, we all want to do the best we can four our kids after reading this guide you will be able to make sure they are properly prepared which is one less thing to worry about.
IF you suffer from pain or discomfort when writing? Then ergonomic pens can help to relieve your pain so take a look at the complete guide to ergonomic pens. Erasable pens are all the rage these days but not all erasable pens are created equally. To help you choose the best ones for your needs we have written an in-depth complete guide to erasable pens.
Last but not least we have some top tips for looking after your pens in don’t lose your pen and how to keep your pens from drying out. Once you have finally chosen your shiny new pen if your handwriting looks like a spider crawled across the page why not get some practice in using our 7 steps to better handwriting guide.
What do you do when you’ve finished with a used ink pen – toss it in the trash? Probably, because that’s what we all do. It’s about the only thing you can do with an old pen.
Complete pens can’t go into normal plastic recycling bins because they contain bits of metal, as well as the remainder of the ink. The barrels themselves are typically “Type 5 recyclable plastic,” according to Pilot, but all metal components and the refills have to be removed before recycling. So how do you actually recycle your old ink pens?.
Anyone who has ever used a wooden pencil will know that over time as you use the pencil it becomes smaller and smaller. You then have to decide what to do with this small stubby pencil?
For many years I have been a fan of standard No. 2 (or HB in the UK) pencil as they always felt comfortable to hold and when you need a few moments of contemplation, spend some time with a sharpener. I have love of quality pencils like Faber-Castell and Rhodia but I am equally at home with the office version from Staples.
With so many choices of pens out there today it can easily get a bit confusing – do I need a ballpoint, rollerball, or gel pen?
The main difference between a gel pen, ballpoint pen, and rollerball pen is the type of ink they contain, and this affects how they write.
If you’re into pens or use them a lot, it doesn’t take long to build up quite a pen collection. And since you probably don’t write with more than a couple at a time, you’re left to figure out how to keep drying out between uses. [Read more…]