Fountain Pens have a beautiful history and brought writing to the masses. Petrache Poenaru, who invented the fountain pen, was just the beginning of the evolution of fine writing instruments. Till date, fountain pens have been redesigned, tweaked and improved to better suit the needs of the modern consumer.
Compared to ballpoints and fine line markers,
Fountain pens are thick with comfortable grip sections and require little to no pressure to lay down a fully saturated line. This means reducing hand fatigue for students and consistency in creating solid lines for artists.
Fountain pens’ writing properties will always remain the same. A carefully selected one will be able to last a lifetime. You do not need to worry about dealing with discontinued pen models or running out of stock. Every part of a fountain pen from the precious nib to its ink can be easily replaced, while keeping the main body intact.
Fountain pens can also vary their line widths on paper. This allows for different styles to be created just by changing the writing pressure.
Fountain pens’ inks are available in a wide range of chemical compositions. They could be resistant to water, light, chemicals such as acetone, or anything else you could think of. So whether you’re looking to ensure that your meeting notes don’t run off during a light spell of rain, or whether you’re looking to archive your journals for your great grandchildren, or you’re just trying to make your cheques forgery proof, you’ve probably got an ink to fit the bill.
The sheer variety of inks and pens to suit your mood and writing situation makes writing with a fountain pen the ultimate joy!