Despite their pleasing aesthetic, fountain pens are more than an attractive writing tool. They also transform the experience of writing by hand and improve handwriting. Thanks to the nature of flowing ink, you avoid the dreaded hand cramp often acquired by tightly clutching a scratchy biro.
Whats so special about fountain pens?
Fountain pens have several advantages over ball point and roller ball pens. The ink flows directly out of the pens nib, so no pressure is required to write. This eliminates the potential for pain in the hands and wrists. Fountain pens also offer a smoother writing experience, and they wont skip or leave ink blobs.
What is the advantage of using fountain pens in drawing?
Fountain pens feel much nicer in the hand from the shape of the grip and the body to the way the ink flows onto the paper, than say, a fibre-tipped pen which I know many use quite happily. The drawing experience is smooth and feels effortless when I have the right fountain pen in my hand.
Are fountain pens more comfortable?
Writing with a fountain pen is far more comfortable than writing with a ballpoint pen. This also means that you can write for longer without cramping, as writing with a fountain pen is far less fatiguing than writing with a ballpoint pen.
Are fountain pens good for everyday writing?
For most people, fountain pens are good for everyday use, if you get the right one for your needs. They write more ergonomic and are more durable and versatile than other pens. There are some caveats to fountain pen use, and in some situations, you might want to stick to your ballpoint.
Should I use pen or pencil?
Pencils are better for shading. Marks made with pens last longer. Pencils are more environmentally-friendly than pens. Pencils need sharpening, while pens are always ready to write.