Is Noodler’s Ink Good?

Is noodler's ink good?

When I first got into fountain pens, my friend gifted me with a bottle of Noodler’s Bulletproof Heart of Darkness Black. “This is the best black ink in the world,” she gushed. “I love this brand! Most of my favorite inks are from them.” As a fountain pen newbie, I couldn’t understand what the fuss … Read more

Why Do Pens Need Caps?

Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen Uncapped

With the exception of pens that allow the tip to recede into the implement itself, most pens have caps. But have you ever wondered why? Why do pens need caps? Most people assume it has something to do with keeping air away from the ink but is that true? As a matter of fact, it … Read more

Is a 0.5 mm or a 0.7 mm Pen Better?

What is the difference between 0.5 and 0.7 pen?

If you’re out shopping for office supplies and you need to get more pens, you may notice that there are options for the size tip you can get on a pen. Two of the most common sizes are 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm, but which one is better? Determining which size pen tip is better … Read more

Did Shakespeare Use A Quill?

Did Shakespeare use a quill?

Have you ever wondered what one of the most famous writers of all time used to write his plays with? Shakespeare crafted words that would be alive hundreds of years after his death, but what did he write with? It is not known exactly what writing instrument Shakespeare would have used, either when drafting his … Read more

Can A Pencil Write Underwater?

Can a pencil write underwater?

If you do a lot of swimming and you spend time in or underwater frequently, you might be wondering whether a pencil can write underwater or whether you need special equipment for this. A pencil can write underwater provided that you have a suitable medium to write on. Traditional paper will tear as soon as … Read more

Why Are Pens Better Than Pencils?

pens that write like pencils

I have nothing against pencils. They’re great for math problems, quick sketches, and fixing a broken zipper. But for really important documents (or even a more pleasant writing experience) I would definitely choose a pen. Why are pens better than pencils? They’re permanent and convenient, and the writing is clearer and brighter. Plus, the only … Read more

The 7 Best Pens for Med School

Best Pens For Med School

Anyone in med school already knows how much writing entails; from notes to your thesis to reminders and so much more, you can’t be without a good pen. That is why we created a list of the best seven pens to choose from specifically for this situation. The best pens for med school should be … Read more

Montegrappa Pens: All You Need to Know

montegrappa pens

The Italian flair of the Montegrappa brand has graced the hands of its followers worldwide for over a century. The Montegrappa luxury pens continue to push the boundaries in fountain pen design and groundbreaking aesthetic ornamentation. If you seek a beautiful and functional pen, Montegrappa is up there with the pen-making greats.  Montegrappa is an … Read more