Pen, Paper and Ink – Fountain Pen Basics

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When it comes to writing with a fountain pen, you need to consider more than just which pen you’re going to use. A fine writing experience depends on three different things: your pen, your ink and your paper. If one of these items is lacking it can ruin the entire experience. At the same time, if all three compliment each … Read More

What Is A Fountain Pen Converter?

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Many fountain pens say that they take either ink cartridges or a converter, but what is a fountain pen converter and why would you want to use one? Which pens can you even use a converter with? Read on to find out these answers and many more. What Is A Fountain Pen Converter? A fountain pen converter is simply something … Read More

What Is Fountain Pen Ink?

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What makes fountain pen ink so special? How is it different from other types of ink? Why can you only use certain types of ink in a fountain pen? These are all great questions. In this article, I want to discuss fountain pen ink and some of the different features you might find in different inks. Fountain Pen Ink Basics … Read More

What Kind Of Ink To Use In A Fountain Pen

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You might wonder what kind of ink to use in a fountain pen. This is a very important question to ask, as using the wrong kind of ink in your fountain pen can damage it or potentially ruin it. Fortunately, it’s not very hard to figure out what kind you should use in your pen. If you’re just getting started … Read More

How To Use A Fountain Pen

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If you’ve ever wondered how to use a fountain pen, you’re in the right place. In this age of ballpoints, rollerballs, gel pens and even styluses, a fountain pen can seem like an antiquated relic from the past. This couldn’t be further from the truth! A good fountain pen is a high quality, precision writing instrument that can elevate writing … Read More

What Is A Fountain Pen?

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If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What is a fountain pen?” or wondered how a fountain pen works, you’re not alone. Most people you might meet in the classroom or in a coffee shop have never used a fountain pen before. It’s not that they are exotic or expensive. On the contrary, you can pick up a disposable fountain pen for … Read More