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Types of Pens: How to Pick a Pen with the Right Ink

Types of Pens: How to Pick a Pen With The Right Ink

There’s more to picking a pen than tip size and looks. The ink inside a pen is what makes it write better on certain papers than others, gives it waterproofness or a quick drying time, or infuses your writing with vivid color. Although the design of the pen tip has a lot to do with how smoothly a pen writes, the ink that flows from the tip is equally as important.

In this guide, we will help you choose the right type of pen—that is, a pen with the right type of ink—by exploring the basics of what pen ink is made of and the impact different formulations have on the ink’s behavior. As non-chemists discussing a technical and complex topic, we will only touch on the broad generalities of ink composition. Still, even a surface-level understanding of ink types should make it easier to pick a pen that’s right for you. Keep reading or watch the video below to learn how to pick a pen that’s right for you.

Can You Just Tell Me A Pen That Works?

If all you’re looking for is a reliable pen that works on any type of paper, we suggest a ballpoint. The Uni Jetstream is our favorite! It uses low-viscosity ink that allows for effortless flow when writing. It also comes in several body colors and tip sizes ranging from 0.38 mm to 1.0 mm. If you want to learn more about specific ink compositions and their advantages, keep reading.

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