Pens and Refills
Despite the preference of typing over handwriting these days, pens are still an everyday necessity. Pens might not be able to do all the fancy things electronic devices can do, but it's light, portable, and greener (human powered) solution.
Types of Pens and Refills
- Fountain Pen: Fountain pens write with liquid ink with a flexible nib through which the ink flows. The ink cartridge is filled manually through a suction mechanism by dipping the pen in the ink bottle refills. Fountain pens require an adequate skill and care.
- Ballpoint Pen: The tip of ballpoint pens contains paste ink that is sticky. Ballpoint pens facilitate continuous writing for a longer time. The fixed ball tip reduces expressive writing. The refill of this type of pen replaces the entire internal ink reservoir and ball point unit; the actual reservoir does not need to be refilled.
- Fiber Tip Pen: The fiber or felt tip facilitates a smooth ink flow. They can alternatively be used with roller ball refills. As the ink dries quickly, it helps left handed writers. The pen features a spring load action for smooth writing.
- Roller Ball Pen: They are poplar amidst the youth and are very easy to use. The only disadvantage is that cartridges run out quickly when compared to ballpoint refills.
- Gel ink pens are available in many colours and are particularly popular with children. Like ballpoint pens, to refill, the entire ink reservoir also needs to be replaced.
Brands of Pens
- Stabilo Boss
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