How To Clean A Montblanc Ballpoint Pen

A luxury pen, like a Montblanc ballpoint pen, can make all the difference when you have to write often! Whether you’re signing documents or taking notes, a smooth writing experience can make these sometimes tedious activities a lot more worthwhile. But what happens when your pen doesn’t perform as it should? You might need to … Read more

How To Use Blotting Paper Fountain Pen

Have you ever wondered how to properly use fountain pen blotting paper but didn’t know where to start? This absorbent paper is essential for fountain pen users, whether you write every day or just occasionally.  There are a couple of ways to use blotting paper, but you should be sure not to blot too much … Read more

Who Uses Fountain Pens These Days?

In the era of computers and smartphones, it may seem like there is no need for something as quaint as fountain pens. Who really uses fountain pens these days anyway? Many people would argue that there is no need for a fountain pen, or even the types of things you would use one for, like … Read more

Fountain Pens That Use Bottled Ink

Writing with a fountain pen can be a unique way to tap into your creativity, but each pen is different. That’s why you need to be aware of which fountain pens use bottled ink and which ones use ink cartridges.  You should browse fountain pens that are specifically designed to fill with bottled ink, such … Read more

Comparing Fountain Pen Inks – Noodler’s Black vs. Heart of Darkness

Fountain pen inks come in a variety of colors and formulations. Some inks are designed to be waterproof or fade-resistant, while others are specifically made for calligraphy or artistic purposes. As one of the top ink manufacturers in the world, Noodler’s has a wide range of options and their Black and Heart of Darkness shades … Read more

Do Fountain Pen Nibs Wear Out?

Every fountain pen user should be aware of the fact that the nibs on these pens will eventually wear out. Although their design is meant to last a long time, several factors may affect longevity.  A fountain pen nib wears out at different speeds. It depends on the pressure you write with, paper coarseness, frequency … Read more

Can You Use a Rubber Stamp for a Wax Seal?

You don’t need to have a metal stamp to make a wax seal, a rubber stamp will work just as well. Rubber stamps endure a process called vulcanization to harden the rubber into shape when they are made which involves extremely high heat. Heated sealing wax by comparison is much lower in temperature so it … Read more

How to Melt Wax for Seals

Wax seals have been around for centuries, especially as a way to seal letters from prying eyes. Today, there’s really no need for a wax seal, as modern envelopes seal better and more efficiently than wax ever could. However, it’s still fun, and the aesthetics are undoubtedly impressive.  Melting the wax to form a wax … Read more

The Best Fountain Pens Under $100

You wouldn’t normally consider a pen to be a luxury item, however, fountain pens are altogether a different story. Even the cheap ones will run you $20+, which is enough to buy 40 BIC ballpoint pens. Fountain pens are indeed a luxury item and a favorite collector’s item. Some of the most popular fountain pens … Read more