This is awesome: Researchers at the University of Reading are studying a wide assortment of ballpoint pens available in the UK to determine how they perform and why.the interesting part is how far will a ballpoint pen write and it produced some surprising results. [Read more…]
The Latest News From the Wonderful World of Pens, Pencils and Stationery & also Anything Interesting that Grabbed our Attention.
This is the place to find out what the latest news is from the wonderful world of pens pencils and stationery. It’s also where we will include anything interesting that grabs our attention such as did you know that the head of Mi6 signs documents with the letter C in green ink and is associated with what is fondly known as the loony brigade. Or how far will a ballpoint pen write? and which ones write the furthest. You would be amazed to find out the crazy things people do with sharpies.
There is also the answer to questions such as can I get ink poisoning from a pen? or lead poisoning from a pencil? Speaking of poison do you know where the phrase the poison pen comes from? We all know that the Brits are a little bit quirky, but do you know why they call a ball pen a biro? Or have you seen the hilarious Bic Crystal pen reviews on Amazon? Which are rivaled in hilarity by the spoof ads for Bic’s complete and utter marketing disaster the Bic for Her range of pens?
Other things that may be of interest that you can find in this category are what you write and the way you write it. Have you ever wondered about what your handwriting says about you? or when you are writing your signature does neatness count? With tablets and smartphones taking over the world is handwriting now obsolete?
Have you ever considered how you sign your name or the pen you use to do it?
If you’re like a lot of us (including me), your signature is an illegible scrawl that you scratch out in a hurry when you finish a letter, fill out a document, or write a check. You’ve written your name so many times in your life – hundreds, at least, probably thousands – that it’s just a rote process.
Does it really matter what it looks like? [Read more…]
You may have seen drawings this month on your social media accounts with the hashtag #inktober and wondered what it’s all about. In this guide, you will find out everything you need to know about the Inktober drawing challenge, how it started, how to enter, the rules, what is the prompt list and much more. [Read more…]
If you’ve been trying to get yourself motivated to write more letters, then February is the perfect month for you.
Two different events challenge people to spend February reviving the habit of communicating the old-fashioned way, with ink and paper. [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered how click pens work? So did I there have been many a time that I have sat at my desk idly clicking my ballpoint pen and passing the time away musing over how it makes its click.
I personally like the clicking noise a Parker ballpoint pen makes. When you press the button on a retractable Parker Jotter it has a reassuringly firm action and produces a distinct clicking sound. Anyway, I thought I would find out how a retractable pen works and was quite surprised at the amount of engineering that has gone into making a pens refill extend and retract from the barrel of a retractable ballpoint click pen.